Durga Ashtami popularly known as Maha Ashtami is celebrated on the 8th day of Navratri. A nine-day Hindu festival where Maa Durga is worshipped. It is usually celebrated in the lunar month of Ashwin in the autumn season.
During Navratri, all nine incarnation of Maa Durga is worshipped and celebrated. The whole country celebrated the festival with enthusiasm and dedication. It is observed 2nd day of Durga Puja or say 8th Day of Navratri.
The 8th form of Maa Durga i.e Maa Mahagauri is worshipped. She is known for her purity, tranquillity and serenity. In India, the festival is known as Maha Ashyami, Ashtami and Durga Ashtami.
Durga Ashtami Significance
In Bengal, the festival holds great significance. It starts with Shashti, the incarnation of Goddess Shakti is worshipped. According to old tradition Goddess appeared in the form of Shashti to kill the demon Mahishasura as well as his associates Munda, Raktabija and Chanda.
As per Drik Panchang, the day starts by performing Shodashopachar Puja, a ritual where nine pots are placed at the worship spot denoting all nine shaktis of Goddess Durga. All these nine forms are worshipped on Maha Ashtami Puja.
Additionally, small girls i.e unmarried girls are worshipped as they are regarded as divine forms of Maa Durga. This is called Kanya Pujan. It is observed in many states of India.
Sandhi Puja is also performed in some temples where animal or vegetable sacrifice is done in order to give it to Goddess Durga.
It is performed during the last 24 minutes of Ashtami Tithi. As per Drik Panchang, it is mandatory to light 108 eastern lamps during the Sandhya Kaal.
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May this festival fill your life with new joys that surround you and your loved ones with positive vibes, now and forever. Happy Maha Ashtami to you.
May Maa Durga be always there to guide you through the tough times and help you achieve your goals. Wishing you a very Happy Durga Ashtami.
May goddess Durga provide you with immense strength to overcome all obstacles in life. Happy Durga Ashtami
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May the strongest Maa Shakti protect your family from evil and grant everyone’s wishes.
On the auspicious occasion of Durga Ashtami, I wish that there is a smile on your face and there is happiness in every corner of your heart. Warm greetings on Durga Ashtami to you.
“Wishing you and your family a blessed Durga Ashtami. May the divine blessings of the Goddess be with you always.”
Ashtami is the day dedicated to Mahagauri. May Goddess fulfil all your desires on this special occasion.
“May the strength and courage of Maa Durga inspire you to face challenges with grace. Happy Durga Ashtami to you and your loved ones!”
“Celebrate the victory of good over evil and embrace the blessings and love of Maa Durga. Happy Durga Ashtami to you!”
“Sending warm wishes and prayers your way on this special day. May Maa Durga’s blessings light up your life. Happy Durga Ashtami!”