Vasant Durga Puja, Basanti Pooja during Chaitra Navratri

Mata Basanti Puja, or Vasant Durga Puja, is observed during Chaitra Navratri festival. According to the ancient Hindu scriptures and sacred texts, worship of Goddess Durga or Durga Pooja was significantly performed during the Vasant rithu (Basant rithu) or Spring Season. It is believed that Lord Shri Rama changed the periof of Durga Devi Puja […]

Ashok Astami Pooja, Ashokashtami Puja

Ashok Ashtami or Ashokastami is one of the important festivals dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Shakti, the Mother Goddess. Ashokashtami is celebrated in Eastern Indian states, mainly in Orissa and West Bengal. Ashoka means the one who removes and protects from hurdles, obstacles and sorrow. Ashokashtami is also known as Bhavani Ashtami. On the […]