Budh Ashtami Puja (Budhashtami) is a vrata dedicated to Goddess Parvati, observed on every Ashtami day that falls on Budhvar or Wednesday. In 2015, Budh Ashtami dates are – February 25, June 24, July 8, and October 21.
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.
Budh Ashtami Vrat Katha
There used to be a brahmana named Dhira whose wife was named Rambha. Dhira’s son was Koushika, his daughter was Vijaya and Dhira’s bull was named Dhanada. Read full story of Budhashtami here…
Budh Ashtami Vrat Vidhi
Budh Ashtami Vrat Vidhi or the puja procedure of Budh Ashtami Vrat is given here with full details.. Check this article..