Budh Ashtami Puja, or also spelt as Budhashtami is a vrata dedicated to Goddess Parvati, observed on every Ashtami day that falls on Budhvar or Wednesday.
Budh Ashtami may fall either in Shukla Paksha or Krishna Pakshna in a month. Devotees observe fasting on Budh Ashtami and worship Goddess Parvati for wellbeing and prosperity.
Budhastami vrata is also performed by those who have Budha graha dosham to pacify the effect of Budha grah on their future. In 2019, Budhashtami Vrat falls three times.
13 February 2019 – Budhashtami Vrat
Shukla Paksha Ashtami in Magh Maas in Gujarati, Telugu, Kannada, Marathi calendars and in North Indian Hindi Calendars.
20 November 2019 – Budhashtami Vrat
Krishna Paksha Ashtami in Kartik Maas in Gujarati, Telugu, Kannada, Marathi Calendars and Krishna Paksha Ashtami in Margashirsha Month in North Indian Hindi Calendars.
4 December 2019 – Budhashtami Vrat
Shukla Paksha Ashtami in Margashirsha Maas in Gujarati, Telugu, Kannada, Marathi calendars and North Indian Hindi Calendars.