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Durga Ashtami 2019 | 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 2019, Durga Ashtami date is October 6.

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 6

Durga Ashtami date in Canada – October 6

Durga Ashtami date in UK & other European countries – October 6

Durga Ashtami date in UAE & other Gulf countries – October 6

Durga Ashtami date in Singapore – October 6

Durga Ashtami date in Malaysia – October 6

Durga Ashtami date in Australia – October 6

Durga Ashtami date in New Zealand – October 6

Durga Ashtami date in South Africa & other African countries – October 6

Panchang, 6 October 2019

Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:23 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 18:06
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)13:36 Chandrastama (Moonset)24:37

Today’s Panchangam
Paksha (Fortnight) Shukla Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Ashtami – 10:54
Nakshatra Purva Ashadha – 15:04
Yoga Atiganda – 23:29
Karana Balava – 23:41

Today’s Panchang
Purnimanta Month Ashwin
Amavasyanta Month Ashwin
Shaka Samvatsara: Vikari
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Paridhavi
Rahu Kalam: 16:38 – 18:06
Gulika Kalam: 15:10 – 16:38
Yama Gandam: 12:14 – 13:42

Today’s Rashi
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Kanya
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Dhanu – 21:37:00

Auspicious Time
Amrita Kalam 09:55 – 11:38
Abhijit: 11:51 – 12:38

Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 23:51 – 25:37*
Durmuhurthams: 16:32 – 17:19

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