Ele Ashtami is an auspicious vrat dedicated to Jyeshta Lakshmi Devi (Jyeshta Devi – Alakshmi). In 2018, Ele Ashtami Vrat begins on September 15 and ends on September 17.
Ele Ashtami is widely celebrated in North Karnataka. It falls on Shukla Paksha Ashtami in Bhadrapada Month as per Kannada calendar.
The ritual is very much similar to Swarna Gowri Vrata, but it is performed by those who has the tradition of performing it since several generations.
The three-day Jyeshta Devi Pooja begins on Sashti and ends on Ashtami.
15 September 2018 – Jyeshta Gauri Avahana
16 September 2018 – Jyeshta Gauri Pooja
17 September 2018 – Jyeshta Gauri Visarjana
During this Vrata, women bring Jyeshta Gauri Mata to their homes in pairs such as Jyeshta – Kanishta or Sakhi – Parvati, etc,.