8th day of Navratri 2016 – October 8

8th day of Navratri 2016 is October 8 in Ashwin Navratri. This day marks Durga Saptami, Maha Saptami or Devi Saptami. It also marks the third day of Durga Puja in Bengal, Assam, and other Eastern parts of India. It was April 14 in Chaitra Navratri (Vasantha Navaratri).

Today’s Goddess to worship in Navadurga Sampradaya is – Maa Mahagauri

Today’s Goddess to worship in Navadevi Sampradaya is – Sri Mahishasura Mardhini Devi

Today’s Goddess to worship (Alankaram) in Vijayawada Kanakadurga Temple is – Sri Durga Devi

Today’s Goddess to worship in Dasha Mahavidya sampradaya is – Bagalamukhi (Pitambari) Mahavidya and Matangi Mahavidya

Today’s Goddess to worship in Saptamatrika / Ashtamatrika Sampradaya is – Vajreshwari Devi and Mukteshwari Devi.

Today’s Navratri colour is – Read this post for Navratri colours list for 2016

Today’s Naivedyam or food recipe to offer to Durga Mata is – read this post for Nine Naivedyams for Durga

In Nepal, Navratri is celebrated as Dashain. On the eighth day of Dashain, regular puja to Goddess Durga is observed along with the above said vratas. Most of the devotees are not aware about the sixth day of Vratas of Navratri.

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