2017 Durga Ashtami Dates
Durga is Goddess of shakti and shanti. All devotees of durga should observe fast on Masik Durgshtami. Durga Ashtami comes on the 8th day of the shukla paksha of the month. So Masik Durgashtami comes every month. It is an auspicious day for all devotees of Durga. Devi durga was formed to show the shakti of women. Women, who observe fast on this day, get fruitful blessing from goddess Durga.READ MORE
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2017 Masik Durgashtami Dates
Durga is Goddess of shakti and shanti. All devotees of durga should observe fast on Masik Durgshtami. Durga Ashtami comes on the 8th day of the shukla paksha of the month. So Masik Durgashtami comes every month. It is an auspicious day for all devotees of Durga. Devi durga was formed to show the shakti of women. Women, who observe fast on this day, get fruitful blessing from goddess Durga. Masik Durga Ashtami is a day when one should worship lord Durga and should show full devotion and purity. It is a day when miracle occurs. Many miracles occurred in the life of women who observe fast on this day. Devi Durga is the most powerful goddess in Hindu mythology and she have the power of three lords who are Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma. So let’s see the legend behind the Durga Ashtami.
The Legend behind the Durga Ashtami
According to Hindu culture, once centuries ago, demons became so powerful on earth and they started ascending towards heaven. They killed many devas and started ruining heaven. Mahishasura was the most powerful Asura in all. So Lord Shiva Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma created ‘Shakti Swarupa’ Devi Durga. Every god came and gifted special weapons to Devi Durga. After that Aadishakti Mahadurga reached on earth and killed all the demons. Then she challenged Mahishasura to do war with her. She did a war with the army of Mahishasura and lastly she killed him. From that day, Durga Ashtami was started.
Vrat Vidhi of Masik Durga Ashtami
First you should take bath in Holy River. Then wear clean clothes and observe fast for long day. Now you must start your puja. First you should take red flowers on your hand and offer to the idol of Devi Durga. Then you should worship Maa Durga with kapoor, diya, incense sticks and do aarti. You must read Durg Shaptsati. You should enchant Durga Shakti mantras. You should offer sweets and recall the name of Devi Durga. You should offer panchamrita which is made by five holy ingredients that are honey, curd, ghee, ganga jal and milk. You should offer five fruits to the idol of Devi Durga. You must offer few things more which are betel leaves, nuts, cloves, raisins, and cardamom. At the end you should do arti with camphor or with the diya of ghee.
Now you should call nine small girls and wash their feet with water and offer puri and halwa to them. You must touch the feet of girls and should take the blessings of goddess Durga because nine small girls are sign of Maa Durga.
Benefits of Masik Durga Astami
It removes all bad sins from your karmas.
It also gives peace and power to face every struggle of life.
It gives blessings to mothers and provide safety to their children.
It improves relationships and self confidence.
It enhances your courage and Maa Durga give protection to all of her devotees.
It brings peace, prosperity and success into your life.
I hope, this post will help you to observe fast on masik durga ashtami. Stay Healthy and Keep Believing.