Durga Ashtami 2020 | Mahashtami Puja, Veerashtami

Durga Ashtami Puja

Durga Ashtami Puja

Durga Ashtami Puja, Durgashtami, Mahashtami, Veerashtami, is the main festival in Durga Navratri Pooja. Durga Ashtami is celebrated on Shukla Paksha Ashtami in Ashwin month or Ashwayuja masam. In 2020, Durga Ashtami date is October 24.

Rituals, Customs and Pujas to observe on Durgashtami

Goddess Mahagauri is the Navadurga mata to worship on Durgashtami day. Maha Gauri Puja is also one of the main pujas to perform on Durga Ashtami. Durga is worshipped in the form of Maha Gauri on Durga Ashtami day. In some places, Goddess Bagala or Goddess Narayani is also worshipped.

In Telangana, a special regional festival called Bathukamma Panduga (Bathukamma Festival) is celebrated. Bathukamma Visarjanam (nimajjanam) is performed on Durgashtami.

On Durga Ashtami, Ayudha Puja or Astra pooja is performed. Ayudha Puja ritual is celebrated on Vijaya Dashami or Dasara in some places of India. The mechanical operators, electrical operators and the articles which are used in professional life are worshipped during Ayudha Puja or Asthra pooja. In some places, Ayudha Puja is observed on Mahanavami or Durga Navami.

Durga Ashtami is the third day in five-day Durga Pooja celebrations in Bengal. On Mahashtami day, Kanya Puja or Kumari Pooja is observed in Bengal.

Durga Ashtami in other countries

Durga Ashtami date in USA – October 24

Durga Ashtami date in Canada – October 24

Durga Ashtami date in UK & other European countries – October 24

Durga Ashtami date in UAE & other Gulf countries – October 24

Durga Ashtami date in Singapore – October 24

Durga Ashtami date in Malaysia – October 24

Durga Ashtami date in Australia – October 24

Durga Ashtami date in New Zealand – October 24

Durga Ashtami date in South Africa & other African countries – October 24

Panchang, 24 October 2020

प्रमादीचा नाम संवत्सर, निज आश्विन मॉस, शुक्ल पक्ष, अष्टमी तिथि, श्रवण नक्षत्र, शूल योग, बालव करण |

Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:31 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:50
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)13:49 Chandrastama (Moonset)24:58

Today’s Panchangam
Paksha (Fortnight) Shukla Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Ashtami – 06:58
Nakshatra Shravana – 26:38*
Yoga Shula – 24:42*
Karana Balava – 19:15

Today’s Panchang
Purnimanta Month Ashwin
Amavasyanta Month Ashwin
Shaka Samvatsara: Sharvari
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Pramadicha
Rahu Kalam: 09:21 – 10:46
Gulika Kalam: 06:31 – 07:56
Yama Gandam: 13:35 – 15:00

North Indian Hindi Calendar – Nija Ashwin Mahina 2077 (Ashwina Maas)

Malayalam Calendar – Thulam Month 1196 (Thulam Masam)

Kannada Calendar – Nija Ashwina Maasa (Ashwina Masa)

Tamil Calendar – Aippasi Month (Aippasi Masam)

Bengali Calendar – Kartik Mash 1427

Nepali Calendar – Kartik Maas 2077

Telugu Calendar – Nija Ashwayuja Masam (Ashwayuja Masam)

Marathi Calendar – Nija Ashwin Maas (Ashwin Maas)

Gujarati Calendar – Nija Ashoj Maas (Ashoj Maas)

Today’s Rashi
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Tula
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Makara

Auspicious Time
Amrita Kalam 15:43 – 17:24
Abhijit: 11:48 – 12:33

Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam
Durmuhurthams: 07:16 – 08:02

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