Durga Ashtami April 2014

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 […]

Ashokastami 2014, Ashokashtami during Basant Navratri 2014

Ashokastami or Ashok Ashtami festival is observed on Chaitra Shukla Ashtami day on which Durgashtami is also observed during Basant Navratri. This festival is mainly celebrated in Orissa, Bengal, Tripura and some other parts of Eastern India. Ashokashtami 2013 date is April 18. As the festival falls during Basant Navratri or Chaitra Navratri, it is […]

Chaitra Durga Ashtami, Ashokastami, Bhavani Jayanti, Annapurna Pooja

Chaitra Durga Ashtami, eighth day of Chaitra Navratri, is also celebrated as Ashokastami, Bhavani Jayanti, Basanti Puja Ashtami, and Annapurna Puja in many places of India. In 2014, Chaitra Durga Ashtami date is April 7. In West Bengal, this festival is celebrated as Basanti Puja Ashtami and Annapurna Puja. In Orissa, Ashokastami is celebrated. Bhavani […]

Chaitra Navratri 2012, Chait Navratras 2012 dates

Chaitra Navratri, Chait Navratras, is the nine-day festival observed in Chaitra month. Navratri 2012 dates during Chaitra month in March / April 2012 are – from March 23 to April 1. Chaitra Navratras starts on the first day in Chaitra month and ends on Sri Rama Navami, the ninth day of the month. The first […]

Durga Ashtami 2011 – Durgastami Puja during Navratri Durga Puja

Durga Ashtami 2011 date is October 4 in India. Durgashtami, Mahashtami, Virashtami is an important festival in Navratri Durga Puja. Durga Ashtami has great significance in 9-day Navratri festival. Durga Ashtami falls on eighth day in Shukla Paksha of Ashwin month (Ashwayuja masam) in all Hindu lunar calendars. Goddess Mahagauri is the Navadurga Mata to worship […]