Durga Ashtami 2021 is on Wednesday, 13 October, on the eighth day of Navratri 2021. It is also known as Durgashtami or Maha Ashtami and is one of the most auspicious days for Hindus.
Durga Ashtami is celebrated mostly in West Bengal, Orissa, Gujrat on a larger scale.
DURGA ASHTAMI 2021 PUJA VIDHI
Devotees get up early in the morning, take a bath, and start prayers and poojas in front of Durga’s picture or idol. First, light a large lamp in front of the idol or picture. One can offer flowers, fruits, and coconut as per their different rituals in their respective states. People may also call Brahmins or guruji to perform Durga Ashtami puja as per their guidance. In the end, they perform the aarti and ring the bells and blow the conch.
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Durga Ashtami 2021: Significance
Durga is considered a creator of the whole universe. An unmarried girl is called a Kumari and an auspicious form of Durga. Kumari puja is also said to be one of the best mediums to offer prayers to Goddess Durga and gain her blessings. It is one form to respect the woman and honor her on this special day.
How are Kumaris selected for Kumari Puja?
Young, unmarried girls usually aged between one to fourteen years who are calm and healthy and free from any diseases and who are devoid of any emotions of anger, desire or greed are eligible to be the Kumari for Kumari Puja.
Maha Ashtami rituals also include Nabapatrika, Mahasnan, and Sandhi Puja as major events.
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Ashtami Tithi begins at 09:47 PM on 12 October 2021 and ends at 08:07 PM on 13 October 2021.
Durga Ashtami 2021 Shubh Muhurat
Durga Ashtami 2021: Brahma Muhurat on 04:48 AM 05:36 AM, Labh Muhurat 06:26 AM to 07:53 PM .
Shubh Muhurat – 10:46 AM to 12:13 PM.