Durga Ashtami October 2013, Durga Ashtami October 2013 date, when is Durga Ashtami in October 2013?
Durga Ashtami falls on eighth day in Shukla Paksha (bright half) of Ashwin Month as per Hindu calendar. It has great significance in 9-days of Navratri festival.
Kumari Puja is performed on this day. Young girls who are not attained puberty are worshipped in the forms of Goddess. Also known as Kanya Puja, Kumari Pujan is popular in many areas as Kanjak Ashtami Puja.
Jawara Puja is performed in many temples of Uttar Pradesh, mainly in Kanpur. Devotees pierce body and mouth and proceed towards Maa Durga Temple, Baradevi Temple and Tapeshwari Devi Temples. These temples are very popular for Jawara Pujan.
As a part of Navadurga Puja, Goddess Mahagauri is worshipped on Durga Ashtami.
Goddess Bagalamukhi is worshipped as part of Dasamahavidya Puja on this day.
On Durga Ashtami, Mahadurga Devi Puja is performed in Navadevi Puja procedure of Navratri in South Indian temples, mainly in Vijayawada Kanakadurga Temple.
In Telangana region of South India, Bathukamma festival is concluded on this day. Saddula Bathukamma is celebrated on Durga Ashtami.
Ayudha Puja (Astra Puja) and Suvasini Puja are some other rituals performed on this festival.
Durga Ashtami date in USA – October 11
Durga Ashtami date in Canada – October 11
Durga Ashtami date in UK & other European countries – October 12
Durga Ashtami date in UAE & other Gulf countries – October 12
Durga Ashtami date in Singapore – October 12
Durga Ashtami date in Malaysia – October 12
Durga Ashtami date in Australia – October 12
Durga Ashtami date in New Zealand – October 12
Durga Ashtami date in South Africa & other African countries – October 12
In 2012, Durga Ashtami date was October 22.