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Maha Ashtami significance: Know its time, kanya pujan and mantras

The festival of Durga Maha Ashtami is celebrated on the Ashtami date of Shukla Paksha of Ashwin month.

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Maha Ashtami Puja 2021: The date of Ashtami has special significance in the festival of Navratri. This day is also called Durga Ashtami. Special worship of Maa Durga is done on this day.

In the worship of Maa Durga, more importance is given to rules and discipline. Maa Durga is pleased with the ritualistic worship in the auspicious time and by removing the sufferings of her devotees, provides them happiness, prosperity and splendor. Let us know which are the auspicious times to be made on Durga Ashtami.

Maha Ashtami Puja 2021

The festival of Durga Maha Ashtami is celebrated on the Ashtami date of Shukla Paksha of Ashwin month. According to the Panchang, the date of Ashtami will start from 09:49 minutes 38 seconds on Tuesday, 12 October 2021, and will end on 13 October 2021, Wednesday at 08:09 minutes and 56 seconds. According to the belief, the worship of Ashtami will be done on 13 October 2021. On the date of Ashtami, special events and worship are done on Durga Utsav. The festival of Durga Utsav starts from the date of Shashthi. In many places, special worship of Maa Durga is done by decorating Durga Puja pandals. On this day 64 yoginis and eight ferocious forms of Maa Durga also known as Ashta Shakti. They are worshipped. These goddesses are considered to be symbols of power and energy. All these are incarnations of Maa Durga. These goddesses are known as Brahmi, Maheshwari, Kaumari, Vaishnavi, Varahi, Narasimhi, Indrani and Chamunda.

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Maha Ashtami Sandhi Puja

Durga Maha Ashtami is considered important. According to the Panchang, Sandhi Kaal is the time when Ashtami Tithi ends and Navami Tithi begins. It lasts for about 48 minutes. It is in this that Sandhi Puja is performed.

Shubh Muhurta: Amrit Kaal – is from 03:23 am to 04:56 am and Brahma Muhurta – from 04:48 am to 05:36 am.

Choghadiya of the day:

Benefit – from 06:26 in the morning to 07:53 in the evening.

Amrit – 07:53 am to 09:20 pm.

Good – 10:46 am to 12:13 pm.

Benefits – From 16:32 in the morning to 17:59 in the evening.

Night Choghadiya:

Good – Night from 19:32 to 21:06.

Amrit – 21:06 pm to 22:39 pm.

Benefit (Kaal Ratri) – from 03:20 pm to 04:53 pm.

Maha Ashtami 2021: Kanya Pujan

Kumari puja 2021 shall be celebrated on 13 October 2021 and is one of the significant rituals of Ashtami. It is also known as Kanya Puja and Kumarika Puja. In this ritual, nine young girls below the age of ten are treated as Goddess Durga and worshiped ritualistically. After the puja, they are given a lavish feast and fed extravagant food. During Kumari Puja, each girl is worshipped with a dedicated Mantra as well.

Beej Mantra: Shri Kleem Hreem Vardayai Namah.

Other Mantras:

Om Devi Mahagaurai Namah.

Durga Ashtami Havan

In many places, on the day of Durga Ashtami, a havan is performed for nine Durgas. After the aarti, keep the havan material with you. Burn dry mango wood with camphor. Offer Havan material when the fire is lit.

Importance of girl worship

Along with the worship of Mother Goddess, food should also be given to Kumaris and Brahmins. Especially the virgins should be called at home with respect, after washing their hands and feet, they should be made to sit on the seat and they should be given food of pudding, puri and gram. After having food, the kumaris should be given some dakshina and also take blessings by touching their feet. Due to this, the Mother Goddess is very pleased and fulfills the desires of the mind.


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