15 October 2014, Ahoi Ashtami Vrat

15 October 2014 is Ahoi Ashtami Vrat. Goddess Ahoi Mata is worshipped on this day.

Ahoi Ashtami Vrat falls on Krishna Paksha Ashtami in Kartik Month, a week prior to Diwali festival. It is mainly observed in North Indian states.

Ahoi Ashtami Vrat Katha

Once upon a time, there lived a devoted woman in a village. She had seven sons. One day in Kartik month, just before Diwali festival, she went to the forest to bring soil for the renovation and decoration of her house.

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Ahoi Mata Aarti

Jai Ahoi Mata Jai Ahoi Mata|
Tumko Nisdin Dhyavat Hari Vishnu Dhata || Jai||

Brahamni Rudrani Kamla tu he hai Jag Datta|
Surya Chandrama Dhyavat Narad Rishi Gatta || Jai||

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Ahoi Ashtami Vrat Vidhi

Ahoi Ashtami fast or Upvaas is very similar to Karva Chauth vrat. Mothers observe fast on Ahoi Ashtami day for wellbeing of their children. They wake up before the Sunrise and go to temples to offer prayers to Ahoi Mata.

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Panchang, Ahoi Ashtami Vrat – 15 October 2014

Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:27 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:57
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)23:52 Chandrastama (Moonset)12:30

Today’s Panchangam
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Saptami – 11:45
Nakshatra Ardra – 08:19
Yoga Shiva – 24:53*
Karana Balava – 24:41*

Today’s Panchang
Purnimanta Month Kaartika
Amavasyanta Month Ashwin
Shaka Samvatsara: Jaya
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Plavanga
Rahu Kalam: 12:12 – 13:38
Gulika Kalam: 10:46 – 12:12
Yama Gandam: 07:53 – 09:19

Today’s Rashi
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Kanya
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Mithuna – 28:07:14*

Auspicious Time
Amrita Kalam
Abhijit: None

Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 21:32 – 23:18
Durmuhurthams: 11:49 – 12:35

Today’s – Festivals / Vratam / Pooja / Jayanthi – Pitru Tithi Ashtami, Kalashtami, Karashtami, Ahoi Ashtami

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