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Durga Ashtami 2018 | Mahashtami Puja, Veerashtami

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 2018, Durga Ashtami date is October 17.

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 17

Durga Ashtami date in Canada – October 17

Durga Ashtami date in UK & other European countries – October 17

Durga Ashtami date in UAE & other Gulf countries – October 17

Durga Ashtami date in Singapore – October 17

Durga Ashtami date in Malaysia – October 17

Durga Ashtami date in Australia – October 17

Durga Ashtami date in New Zealand – October 17

Durga Ashtami date in South Africa & other African countries – October 17

Panchang, 17 October 2018

विरोधिकृत नाम संवत्सर, आश्विन मॉस (ख्वार मॉस), शुक्ल पक्ष, अष्टमी, उत्तराषाढ़ा नक्षत्र, सुकर्मां योग, बालव करण |

విలంబ నామ సంవత్సర, ఆశ్వయుజ మాస, శుక్ల పక్ష, అష్టమి, ఉత్తరాషాఢ నక్షత్రం, సుకర్మ యోగం, బాలవ కరణం.

Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:28 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:56

Chandrodayam (Moonrise)13:28 Chandrastama (Moonset)24:40

Today’s Panchangam
Paksha (Fortnight) Shukla Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Ashtami – 12:49
Nakshatra Uttara Ashadha – 21:29
Yoga Sukarman – 08:47
Karana Balava – 26:09*

Today’s Panchang
Purnimanta Month Ashwin
Amavasyanta Month Ashwin
Shaka Samvatsara: Vilambi
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Virodhikruthi
Rahu Kalam: 12:12 – 13:38
Gulika Kalam: 10:46 – 12:12
Yama Gandam: 07:54 – 09:20

North Indian Hindi Calendar – Ashwin Mahina (Kwar Maas)

Malayalam Calendar – Kanni Month (Kanni Masam)

Kannada Calendar – Ashwin Maasa

Tamil Calendar – Purattasi Month (Purattasi Masam)

Bengali Calendar – Aashin Mash

Nepali Calendar – Ashwin Maas

Telugu Calendar – Ashwayuja Masam (Ashwayujam)

Marathi Calendar – Ashwin Maas

Gujarati Calendar – Asoj Maas
Today’s Rashi
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Kanya – 18:59:46
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Makara

Auspicious Time
Amrita Kalam 14:15 – 16:04
Abhijit: None

Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 26:00* – 27:48*
Durmuhurthams: 11:49 – 12:35

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