Ahoi Ashtami is observed on the eighth day in Kartik month in North India. Ahoi Ashtami 2012 date is November 7 in India. This vrata is observed by mothers for the wellbeing of their children. Ahoi Ashtami is very similar to Karva Chauth fast observed on Kartik Chaturthi.
Ahoi Ashtami puja procedure and rituals of this puja may differ from place to place in North Indian states but the deity worshipped on this festival is same in every place. Ahoi Mata, the protector of children, is worshipped during Ahoi Astami puja. Women offer prayers to Ahoi Mata, observe strict fast and some special recipes based on the regional significance are prepared and offered to the Goddess. In the evening after seeing the stars in the sky, women break their fast.
It is note that Ahoi Ashtami 2012 date in USA and Canada was – November 6. In UK and UAE Ahoi Ashtami date is November 7, 2012. In Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and Malaysia, Ahoi Ashtami 2012 date is November 7.