‘Maha Ashtami’ is a very important day of the 10-day long Durga Puja and is also known as ‘Maha Durgashtami’. It is the second day of the Durga Puja. Begins with the Mahasnan and Shodashopachr Puja which is very similar to Maha Saptami.
On Maha Ashtami, nine small pots are installed and nine Shaktis of Durga are invoked in them. All nine forms of Goddess Durga are worshipped during Maha Ashtami Puja.
‘Maha Ashtami’ celebrations
At this festival, young unmarried girls, are treated as the Goddess Durga itself and are also worshiped on this day. Worshipping young girls on this day is known as ‘Kumari Puja’ but in many regions, every day in Navratri Kumari Puja is done.
The dates of Durgashtami this year are on October 3, 2022, which is on Monday.
Timings of ‘Maha Ashtami’
Ashtami Tithi Begins – at 6:47 pm on Oct 2,2022
Ashtami Tithi Ends – at 4:37 pm on Oct 3, 2022
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