Durgashtami Puja Muhurat, 17 October 2018 | Timings – 8th day Navratri Poojan

During Ashwin Navratri, 8th day of Navratri 2018 is on 17 October. This day marks Devi Ashtami, Durga Ashtami, Mahashtami, Virashtami.. On this day, Maa Mahagauri is worshipped in Navadurga Sampradaya (Shakteya Sampradayam). Sri Durga Devi is the 8th day Alankaram in Vijayawada Temple Navaratri 2018, 16 October. During Dasara Navaratri of Kanakadurga Temple, each day […]

8th day of Navratri 2018 – October 17

8th day of Navratri 2018 is March 25 in Chaitra Navratri (Vasant Navratri) & 17 October in Sharad Durga Navratri. This day marks Durga Ashtami, Maha Ashtami, Veerashtami, Mahanavami, Sandhi Puja. It also marks the third day of Durga Puja in Bengal, Assam, and other Eastern parts of India. Today’s Goddess to worship in Navadurga Sampradaya is […]

Maha Ashtami Upvaas 2018 | Durga Ashtami Upvaas

17 October 2018 is Maha Ashtami Upvaas. It is an important fasting day during Navratri Durga Puja. Also known as Durga Ashtami Upvaas, it falls on the same day of Durga Ashtami. On Maha Ashtami day in 2018, Saraswati Balidaan / Visarjan, Ekratrotsa, Sri Mahalakshmi Jaagar Kolhapur, Bhadrakali Avataar,  Mata Kalratri Puja as a part […]

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 […]

Durgashtami Significance | Legend of Mahashtami

Bhadrakali

Durga Ashtami, also known as Mahashtami or Veera Ashtami, is the eighth day of Durga Navratri. Durga Ashtami is very significant as per the Hindu beliefs and the legend associated with Durga Navratri Ashtami. In 2018, Durga Ashtami date is October 17. On Ashwin Krishna Ashtami day, Goddess Bhadrakali, the powerful and fierce form of […]

Mahagauri Navdurga, Appearance & Dhyana Mantram

Mahagauri is the eighth form of Navadurga. She is worshipped on the eighth day or Durga Ashtami day during Navaratri. In 2018, Mahagauri Puja date is October 17. During Vasant Navratri Maha Gauri Puja date is March 25. Apperance or iconography of Mahagauri Navdurga: Mahagauri is extremely fair in her body complexion. Hence she is […]

Durgashtami Puja Vidhi in PDF (Procedure of Maha Ashtami Vrat)

Durga Puja

Durgashtami Puja Vidhi in PDF, Procedure of Maha Ashtami Vrat in PDF format is given here. Durga Ashtami is the eighth day of Navratri Durga Puja. It falls on Ashtami in Shukla Paksha of Ashwin Month. It also marks the third day of five-day Durga Puja in Bengal and many other Eastern parts of India. […]

Sandhi Puja Story, Importance

One of the most important rituals of Durga Puja is that of Sandhi Puja which is performed at a very important period. It is done at the exact juncture when the asthami tithi ends and the navami tithi starts. Sandhi Puja lasts from the last 24 minutes of asthami till the first 24 minutes of navami. […]

Kanya Puja 2018 | Kumari Pooja during Navratri Durga Puja

Kanya Puja, Kumari Pooja or Kanjak Pooja, is the main ritual observed during Navratri Durga Puja. In 2018, Kanya Puja date is October 17. In some regions, Kanya Pooja is performed on Durgashtami (October 17) or on Mahanavami (October 18). During Chaitra Navaratri, Kanya Puja date is March 24. Kanya or Kumari Puja is a ritual of […]

Mahagauri | Goddess Maha Gowri Navadurga

Mahagauri

Mahagauri, also spelt as Maha Gowri, is the eighth manifestation or aspect of Navadurga. Maha Gauri is worshipped on Durgashtami or Mahashtami, the eighth day during Durga Navratri. In 2018, Mahagouri pooja date is October 17. Mahagauri Maa is always considered as eight year old girl who is also called as Kanya or Kumari. Legend […]

Kumari Puja on Kanjak Ashtami during Navratri Durga Puja

Kumari Puja or Kanjak Ashtami puja is an important ritual observed during Navratri Durga Puja. In 2016, Kumari Puja date is October 9, Durga Ashtami. In some regions, it is observed on Mahanavami i.e. October 10. Kumari Puja is worshipping young girls who have not attained puberty. Durga or any other Mother Goddess is equal […]

Bathukamma 2016, Bathukamma Festival date in 2016

Bathukamma Panduga or Bathukamma festival is the largest regional festival in Telangana. In 2016, Bathukamma festival date is October 8. Bathukamma panduga starts on Mahalaya Amavasya which falls on September 30 and ends on October 8 with Chaddula Bathukamma (Pedda Bathukamma or Chattala Bathukamma). As per some local beliefs, in some places it is celebrated on […]

Durga Ashtami Puja Vidhi, Procedure with Mantras & Slokas

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Durga Ashtami Puja Vidhi, Procedure with Mantras & Slokas is explained here. Durga Ashtami falls on the eighth day of Navratri Durga Puja. Here is the detailed procedure of Durga Ashtami Puja Vidhi… Yaa Devi Sarva Bhuteshu, Vishnumayeti Shabdita Namastasyai, Namastasyai, Namastasyai Namo Namaha || Yaa Devi Sarva Bhuteshu Buddhi Rupena Samsthita Namastasyai, Namastasyai, Namastasyai […]

Durga Ashtami, 20 October 2015

20 October 2015 is Durga Ashtami, Maha Ashtami, Virashtami Vrat. It falls on the eighth day of Navratri, Ashwin Shukla Ashtami day. It also marks the third day of Durga Puja, Ashtami Durga Puja in Bengal, Assam, and other Eastern parts of India. In Telangana, a special regional festival called Bathukamma Panduga (Bathukamma Festival) is celebrated. Bathukamma […]

Maha Ashtami Upvaas 2015

Maha Ashtami Upvaas is a compulsory fasting day for those who observe Navratri Vrat. In 2015, Maha Ashtami Upvaas date is October 20. Also known as Durga Ashtami Upvaas, it falls on the same day of Durga Ashtami. On Maha Ashtami day in 2015, Saraswati Balidaan / Visarjan, Ekratrotsa, Sri Mahalakshmi Jaagar Kolhapur, Bhadrakali Avataar, […]

Monthly Durga Ashami September 2015

21 September 2015 is Monthly Durgashtami (Masik Durga Ashtami September 2015) – Bhadrapada Durgashtami. It is a vrat dedicated to Goddess Durga. Masik Durgashtami is observed mainly in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, North India and some parts of Karnataka. This Masik Durgashtami falls in Bhadrapad Month as per all Hindu calendars followed in North India, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana […]

Masik Durgashtami August 2015

Monthly Durgashtami August 2015 (Masik Durga Ashtami August 2015) is Shravan Durgashtami. In August 2015, Maasik Durgashtami date August 23, Sunday. It is a vrat dedicated to Goddess Durga. Masik Durgashtami is observed mainly in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, North India and some parts of Karnataka. This Masik Durgashtami falls in Shravan Month as per all Hindu calendars followed […]

Durga Puja 2015 dates, Calendar

Navdurga Mata

Durga Puja 2015, Durga Puja 2015 dates, Durga Puja calendar 2015. In 2015, when Durga pooja begins, durga puja ends?. Durga Sashti, Saptami, Durga Ashtami. Durga Puja is a four-day Puja observed in Bengal, Odisha, Assam and Bangladesh. Bengali Hindus around the world celebrate Durga Puja for 4-5 days starting from Maha Sashti till Vijaya […]

Durga Ashtami March 2015

Durga Ashtami March 2015 date is March 27. Ashtami Navratri Puja is most significant in Vasant Navratri Vidhi. Those who cannot observe fasting on all days of Chaitra Navratri, will keep fasting on Durga Ashtami. Observing Upvaas on Durga Ashtami provides the merits of whole Navratri upvaas. Durga Ashtami during Chaitra Navratri is also observed Tara […]

Tarashtami | Tara Mahavidya Jayanti 2018

Tarashtami (Tara Mahavidya Jayanti) is the first appearance day of Goddess Tara, the second Devi in Dasamahavidya Goddesses. Also known as Neel Saraswati, Goddess Tara is the guide and protector who saves and offers the ultimate knowledge. In 2018, Tara Ashtami date is March 25, Sunday. It falls on Ashtami in Shukla Paksha of Chaitra […]