Budh Ashtami Vrat 2023: Budh Ashtami is a fortunate day for Hindu devotees that occurs when the ‘Ashtami’ tithi (8th day) falls on a Wednesday or ‘Budhwar’ in the traditional Hindu lunar calendar. Budh Ashtami can occur during either the ‘Shukla Paksha’ or the ‘Krishna Paksha’ in a given month. On this day, devotees honour Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati with unwavering devotion and devotion. According to Hindu legends, a person who observes a fast on the day of Budh Ashtami will never enter Hell after death. The Budh Ashtami Vrat is also observed by Hindu devotees to seek divine blessings for prosperity and well-being in their lives. Budh Ashtami Vrat is widely observed in the northern Indian states of Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Gujarat.
Important Timings On Budh Ashtami Vrat 2023
|Sunrise||September 06, 6:14 AM|
|Sunset||September 06, 6:36 PM|
|Ashtami Tithi Timing||September 06, 03:38 PM – September 07, 04:14 PM|
Observances on Budh Ashtami Vrat:
On the day of Budh Ashtami Vrat, devotees pay homage to Budha Graha and seek His blessings.
The majority of devotees observe a fast on this day. Lord Buddha is presented with a special ‘Naivedya’. The observer of the Budh Ashtami Vrat may only consume this Prasad upon completion of the puja.
Devotees venerate the statue of Lord Buddha or his image engraved on gold or silver coins. At the site of worship, a ‘kalash’ filled with water is placed with an unpeeled green coconut on top. People then conduct a number of rituals and pray to appease Lord Buddha with all their love and affection. The ‘Naivedya’ is consumed and disseminated to other devotees following the puja.
Each year, the Budh Ashtami Vrat must be performed eight times in a row. In the final year, a Brahmin receives a gold or silver coin bearing the image of Lord Buddha. The observer of the Budh Ashtami Vrat attains liberation from all sins and also avoids damnation.
On the day of Budh Ashtami, Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati are also venerated in some locations.
Importance of the Budh Ashtami Vrat:
In ‘Brahmanda Purana’ and other Hindu religious texts, the inestimable benefits of Budh Ashtami Vrat are detailed. It is widely believed that the observer of the Budh Ashtami Vrat is cleansed of all transgressions. Worshipping Lord Shiva and Parvati with the utmost fervour and fervour on this day also atones for sins incurred in previous incarnations. The Budh Ashtami Vrat is also observed by those afflicted with ‘Budh Grah Dosham,’ as the puja and fasting performed on this day mitigate the future adverse effects of Budh Grah.
All Budh Ashtami Vrat dates in 2023
|Sunrise : Mar 15, 6:39 AM
Sunset : Mar 15, 6:31 PM
Ashtami Tithi Timing : Mar 14, 8:22 PM – Mar 15, 6:46 PM
|Sunrise : Mar 29, 6:26 AM
Sunset : Mar 29, 6:37 PM
Ashtami Tithi Timing : Mar 28, 7:03 PM – Mar 29, 9:07 PM
|Sunrise : Sep 06, 6:14 AM
Sunset : Sep 06, 6:36 PM
Ashtami Tithi Timing : Sep 06, 3:38 PM – Sep 07, 4:14 PM