Durga ashtami vrat is dedicated to worshipping Goddess Durga. Masik Durga Ashtami is observed on the ashtami tithi of the shukla paksha of every month of the Hindu calendar.
Weapons of Goddess Durga are worshiped on this day. The ritual is known as Astra Puja. This day is also known as Virashtami.
Devotees offer prayers to Goddess Durga and keep fast to seek blessings on this occasion.
Durga Ashtami Vrat May 2022 Date: May 9, Monday.
Tithi Timing: May 08, 5:00 PM – May 09, 6:32 PM.
Durga Ashtami Vrat Rituals: Devotees wake up early in the morning, take bath, and make several offerings to the Goddess in the form of flowers, chandan and dhoop.
Naivedya is also prepared for offering to the Goddess.
Fasting is an important ritual of Durga Ashtami. Observer of this vrat abstains from eating or drinking throughout the day.
Some devotees also keep the fast by having milk and fruits.
Consumption of non-vegetarian food and alcohol is strictly prohibited on this day.
Observer of this vrat sleeps on the floor.
Devotees also chant mantra of the Goddess and Durga Chalisa on this day. At the end of puja, Durga Ashtami Vrat katha is read by them.
Vrat observers also provide food and dakshina to Brahmins after completing the puja rituals.
They visit temples of the Goddess in the evening.
Durga Ashtami Vrat Significance: Durga Ashtami Vrat is observed to acquire spiritual gains and seek the blessings of Goddess Durga.
It is believed that one who observes the Durga Ashtami Vrat with full dedication will be bestowed with happiness and good fortune.
Durga Ashtami Vrat 2022 Dates:
|Ashtami Tithi Timing : Jan 09, 11:09 AM – Jan 10, 12:24 PM|
|Ashtami Tithi Timing : Feb 08, 6:16 AM – Feb 09, 8:31 AM|
|Ashtami Tithi Timing : Mar 10, 2:57 AM – Mar 11, 5:34 AM|
|Ashtami Tithi Timing : Apr 08, 11:05 PM – Apr 10, 1:24 AM|
|Ashtami Tithi Timing : May 08, 5:00 PM – May 09, 6:32 PM|
|Ashtami Tithi Timing : Jun 07, 7:55 AM – Jun 08, 8:30 AM|
|Ashtami Tithi Timing : Jul 06, 7:49 PM – Jul 07, 7:28 PM|
|Ashtami Tithi Timing : Aug 05, 5:06 AM – Aug 06, 3:57 AM|
|Ashtami Tithi Timing : Sep 03, 12:28 PM – Sep 04, 10:40 AM|
|Ashtami Tithi Timing : Oct 02, 6:47 PM – Oct 03, 4:38 PM|
|Ashtami Tithi Timing : Nov 01, 1:11 AM – Nov 01, 11:04 PM|
|Ashtami Tithi Timing : Nov 30, 8:58 AM – Dec 01, 7:21 AM|
|Ashtami Tithi Timing : Dec 29, 7:17 PM – Dec 30, 6:34 PM|