Durga Ashtami April 2014 date is April 7. Ashtami Navratri Puja is most significant in Vasant Navratri Vidhi.
Those who cannot observe fasting on all days of Chaitra Navratri, will keep fasting on Durga Ashtami. Observing Upvaas on Durga Ashtami provides the merits of whole Navratri upvaas.
Durga Ashtami during Chaitra Navratri is also observed Tara Ashtami, Bhavani Ashtami (Bhavani Jayanti / Bhavani Utpatthi), Annapurna Puja, Mahashtami, Ashokashtami, Ashok Kalika Prashan & Annapurna Parikrama samapthi utsav.
Daily Panchangam, Durga Ashtami April 2014, 7 April
Sun Rise 06:13 Sun Sets 18:44
Moon Rise 12:04 Moon Sets 00:43
Tithi Sukla Ashtami Ends at 27:08
Nakshatram Ardra (Arudra) Ends at 07:07
Vishti (Bhadra) Karana Ends at 13:57, Bava Karana Ends at 27:08
Atiganda Yogam Ends at 19:56
North Indian Hindi calendar – Chaitra Month (Purnimant)
Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada & Telugu Calendar – Chaitra Masam (Amavasyant)
Malayalam calendar – Meenam Month
Tamil Calendar – Panguni Month
Bengali Panjika – Chaitra Month
Abhijit Muhurtham: 12:04:30 - 12:52:30
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 07:01 - 08:48 Duration: 01:47
Rahu Kalam: 07:46:52 - 09:20:45
Gulika Kalam: 14:02:22 - 15:36:15
Yama Gandam: 10:54:37 - 12:28:30
Durmuhurthams: 12:53:32 - 13:43:36
Durmuhurthams: 15:23:44 - 16:13:48
Durga Ashtami April 2013 date was April 18 in some places and it was mostly observed on April 19.
In 2012, Durga Ashtami during Chaitra Navratri was March 31.