Durga Ashtami April 2013 date is April 18 in some places and it is mostly observed on April 19. As Ashtami begins in the afternoon on March 30, Friday, it is observed on this day. But most of the standard Hindu calendars mentioned Durga Ashtami during Chaitra Navratri as April 18.
Ashtami begins on 18 April and ends at 6.55 AM on 19 April 2013.
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.
In 2012, Durga Ashtami during Chaitra Navratri was March 31.