The eighth or ninth day of Navrati is celebrated as Ayudha Pooja by commercial organizations, business houses, shops and establishments. Machines, equipments and tools that are used in the organization are cleaned and smeared with sandalwood paste (Chandanam) and vermilion (KumKum) and adorned with flowers.
During the eighth day of Navrati, prayers are offered to Goddess Saraswathi. People place books of children and musical instruments before the goddess. Poojas are performed on the day.