When Is Ashtami in Navratri 2020?
The eighth day of Navratri is known as Ashtami. This day is particularly special for many devotees. It is celebrated in many different ways in different parts of the country.
There is the Navratri nine-day Hindu festival and numerous people are immersed in it. In several parts of the world, temples have reopened and tourists have strict standards of social distance. There are people at home who can’t visit temples. Goddess Durga’s fall on Earth is marked by the favourable time.
Durga Goddess is said to be among her devotees for these nine days. People are early awakening, adoring Goddess’ nine ways, giving bhog and prasad. Some of the devotees also observe the Navratri fast or vrat. Ashtami is regarded as the eighth day of Navratri.
For many devotees, this day is especially special. In several respects, it is celebrated in various parts of the world. This year, Hindus around the country would celebrate Ashtami on 24 October 2020. Let’s find out more about the good day.
Date, Time , Puja Timings For Ashtami
Ashtami Tithi Begins – 06:57 AM on Oct 23, 2020
Ashtami Tithi Ends – 06:58 AM on Oct 24, 2020
Significance of Ashtami And Bhog to Godess Durga
On Ashtami, there are different puja rituals. On this day, many Hindu families are holding Kanjak, Kanya Puja and Kanya bhoj. The house is invited to nine young girls prepubescent and a delicious meal of kala chana, halwa and puri are served.
They are said to be avatars of Durga herself. These are the children. Their feet were washed with water, a red, holy thread or a molli tied on their wrists, and girls were also distributed with little gifts such as a pencil box, clips and water bottles.
In Bengal, on Durga Ashtami, the festive spirit hits the highest. Durga Ashtami is the day on which the special Sandhi puja is performed the most important day of the Five (Shashti, Saptami, Ashtami, Navami and Dashmi). There are hundred eight earthen lamps lit, and 108 lotus flowers and bilwa leaves are also offered to the deity Durga.