Ele Ashtami is an auspicious vrat dedicated to Jyeshta Lakshmi Devi (Jyeshta Devi – Alakshmi). In 2017, Ele Ashtami Vrat begins on August 29 and ends on August 31.
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.
29 August 2017 – Jyeshta Gauri Avahana
30 August 2017 – Jyeshta Gauri Pooja
31 August 2017 – Jyeshta Gauri Visarjana
During this Vrata, women bring Jyeshta Gauri Mata to their homes in pairs such as Jyeshta – Kanishta or Sakhi – Parvati, etc,.