Dampatya Ashtami vrat is observed on eighth day in dark fortnight (Krishna Paksha) of Kartik Month in North Indian Hindi calendars. In 2016, Dampatya Ashtami vrat date is October 22.
It coincides with Krishna Paksha Ashtami of Ashwin Month as per Marathi, Telugu, Kannada & Gujarati calendars.
The main purpose of Dampatya Ashtami vrat is marital bliss and best relationship between wife and husband. It can be performed by the married couple or by the married woman.
The divine couple, Lord Shiva and Parvati or Lakshmi Narayan are worshipped on Dampatya Ashtami.
Dampatya Ashtami is also celebrated as Ahoi Ashtami in some parts of India.
In 2015, Dampatya Ashtami vrat date was November 3.
In 2014, Dampatya Ashtami vrat date was October 16.
In 2013, Dampatya Ashtami vrat date was October 27.
In 2012, Dampatya Ashtami vrat date was November 7.