Ashokastami 2015 | Ashokashtami during Basant Navratri

Ashokastami or Ashok Ashtami festival is observed on Chaitra Shukla Ashtami day on which Durgashtami is also observed during Basant Navratri. In 2015, Ashokastami date is March 27.

This festival is mainly celebrated in Orissa, Bengal, Tripura and some other parts of Eastern India.

Ashokastami festival is celebrated with utmost gaiety and much pomp in Tripura and Orissa. In Bhubaneswar Lingaraj Temple and Puri Loknath Temple, the festival marks the grand celebrations. On this day, Lingaraj Rathyatra is held in Bhubaneswar.

Lord Bhandar Loknath is taken in a procession to Isaneswar Mahadev to perform ritual ceremonies. In Tripura, at Unakoti Theertha near Kailashahar Ashokastami Jatra or a fair is organized.

Panchang, Ashokashtami – 27 March 2015

Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:28 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 18:36
Chandrodayam (Moonrise) 12:01 Chandrastama (Moonset) 25:31

Today’s Panchangam
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Ashtami – 25:41*
Nakshatra Ardra – 28:04*
Yoga Saubhagya – 11:09
Karana Bava – 25:41*

Today’s Panchang
Purnimanta Month Chaitra
Amavasyanta Month Chaitra
Shaka Samvatsara: Manmadha
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Kilaka
Rahu Kalam: 11:01 – 12:32
Gulika Kalam: 07:59 – 09:30
Yama Gandam: 15:34 – 17:05

Today’s Rashi
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Meena
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Mithuna

Auspicious Time
Amrita Kalam 17:29 – 19:10
Abhijit: 12:08 – 12:56

Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 11:33 – 13:14
Durmuhurthams: 12:56 – 13:45

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    By Achala at April 1, 2014 at 11:04 pm