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Chaitra Durga Ashtami 2024: Date, shubh muhurat, puja rituals and significance

Goddess Durga followers on Ashtami hold Kanjaks by worshipping young unmarried girls

Written by  Shefali Kohli -- April 16th 2024 08:45 AM
Chaitra Durga Ashtami 2024: Date, shubh muhurat, puja rituals and significance

Chaitra Durga Ashtami 2024: Date, shubh muhurat, puja rituals and significance

Chaitra Durga Ashtami 2024: Durga Ashtami also known as Ashtami, is widely observed throughout the country. This auspicious day is devoted to Maa Mahagauri, one of Maa Durga's nine avatars. It is also called as Durgashtami by those who observe Durga Puja and is one of the most significant days of the long celebrations. 



Durga Ashtami 2024: Date 

This year, Chaitra Durga Ashtami 2024 will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 16 2024.

Durga Ashtami 2024: Shubh muhurat 

According to Drik Panchang

Ashtami Tithi begins 
12:11 (April 15) 
Ashtami Tithi concludes
13:23 (April 16)


Durga Ashtami 2024: Significance 

The eighth day of Navratri is Maha Ashtami. It is a significant occasion because it commemorates the victory of the Goddess Shakti over the terrible buffalo demon Mahishasura. On this day, devotees of Durga Maa worship her eighth avatar, Maa Mahagauri.

Durga Ashtami 2024: Rituals 

Rituals begin with devotees waking up early for prayers and offering flowers and incense to the deity. Special puja ceremonies are conducted in temples and homes, invoking the blessings of Goddess Durga for strength and prosperity.

Goddess Durga followers on Ashtami hold Kanya/Kumari Puja or Kanjak by worshipping young unmarried girls.

They are considered divine forms of Goddess Shakti and honoured with special Navratri gifts. Worshippers wash their feet, offer them red dupatta, bangles, and a few other signs of thanks, and pray for their blessings in this ritual.


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