Adhika Masik Durgashtami -
Adhika Masik Durgashtami
Posted 23 Sep 2020 12:48 PM



Adhika Masik Durgashtami

September 23, 2020

Durga Ashtami or Maha Ashtami is one of the most auspicious days of the five days long Durga Puja Festival. Traditionally, the festival is observed for 10 days in all Indian households but the actual puja that takes place in the 'Pandals' is held over a period of 5 days.

In India fasting is undertaken by many people on this holy occasion. People also get together on this day to dance 'Garba' and wear colourful clothes. This day is also known for 'Astra Puja' as on this day the weapons of Goddess Durga are worshiped. The day is also known as Vira Ashtami as there are seen to use arms or martial arts on this day.

The 8th day of Navratri or Durga Puja celebrations is known as Durga Ashtami. It is also known as Mahashtami and is one of the most auspicious day according to Hinduism. It falls on bright lunar fortnight Ashtami tithi of Aswina month according to the Hindu calendar.

It is believed in some regions, the Goddess Chamunda appeared on this day from the forehead of Mother Durga and annihilated Chanda, Munda, and Rakthabija.

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