Durgashtami or the eighth day during Navaratri is dedicated to Goddess Durga. In 2010, Durga alankaram is worshipped on October 15 (Durga Ashtami 2010). On this day Goddess Shakti is decorated as Maha Durga in Vijayawada Kanaka Durga temple and some other temples in South India. This is the most important day to any devotee to worship the Goddess and be blessed with her grace.
Goddess Durga killed the demon Durgasura, the son of Ruru and made the Earth free from evil forces. In Srisailam Bhramarambika temple, on Durgashtami day, Goddess Mahadurga is worshipped.