Ashoka Ashtami festival is devoted to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. It is observed on ‘Ashtami’ during the Shukla Paksha in the month of ‘Chaitra’.
Ashoka Ashtami is celebrated as chariot festival of Lord Lingaraj in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
It is believed that Lord Rama completed the Ashoka Ashtami rituals before starting the final attack on demon Ravana.
Ashoka Ashtami festival marks the triumph of good over evil.
Ashoka Ashtami 2023 Date: March 29, Wednesday.
Ashtami Tithi Begins: March 28, 2023 7:03 PM.
Ashtami Tithi Ends: March 29, 2023 9:07 PM.
Rituals: Devotees worship Goddess Shakti to seek Her divine blessings on this day for a happy and prosperous life.
Sri Chandrasekhara, the representative deity of Lord Lingaraj, is taken out on a chariot on this day.
The chariot is taken to the temple of Rameswara. The event is witnessed by thousands of devotees.