Durga Ashtami Vrat September 2023 Date, Tithi Time, 2023 Dates List

Durga Ashtami Vrat is a dedicated observance to worship the divine Goddess Durga. Masik Durga Ashtami is observed on the eighth day (ashtami tithi) of the waxing phase (shukla paksha) of each month according to the Hindu calendar.

During this auspicious day, a ritual called Astra Puja takes place, wherein the weapons of Goddess Durga are worshipped. It is also known as Virashtami.

Devotees observe a fast and offer prayers to seek the blessings of Goddess Durga on this occasion.

Durga Ashtami Vrat September 2023 Date: September 23, Saturday.

Tithi Time: September 22, 01:35 PM – September 23, 12:18 PM.

The rituals of Durga Ashtami Vrat involve devotees waking up early in the morning, taking a bath, and making various offerings to the Goddess, such as flowers, sandalwood paste, and incense (dhoop).

A special food offering called Naivedya is prepared for the Goddess.

Fasting holds great significance during Durga Ashtami Vrat. Observers of this vrat refrain from consuming food and liquids throughout the day.

Some devotees choose to observe the fast by consuming only milk and fruits.

On this day, it is strictly forbidden to consume non-vegetarian food and alcohol.

As an act of devotion, vrat observers sleep on the floor.

Chanting the mantras of the Goddess and reciting the Durga Chalisa are also practiced by devotees on this day. Towards the end of the puja, they narrate the Durga Ashtami Vrat katha (narrative).

After completing the puja rituals, vrat observers offer food and donations (dakshina) to Brahmins.

In the evening, devotees visit temples dedicated to Goddess Durga.

The significance of Durga Ashtami Vrat lies in seeking spiritual growth and the blessings of Goddess Durga.

It is believed that those who observe the Durga Ashtami Vrat with utmost dedication will be bestowed with happiness and good fortune.

Durga Ashtami Vrat 2023 Dates: 

January 29th
Ashtami Tithi Timing : Jan 28, 8:43 AM – Jan 29, 9:05 AM
February 27th
Ashtami Tithi Timing : Feb 27, 12:59 AM – Feb 28, 2:21 AM
March 29th
Ashtami Tithi Timing : Mar 28, 7:03 PM – Mar 29, 9:07 PM
April 28th
Ashtami Tithi Timing : Apr 27, 1:39 PM – Apr 28, 4:01 PM
May 28th
Ashtami Tithi Timing : May 27, 7:43 AM – May 28, 9:57 AM
June 26th
Ashtami Tithi Timing : Jun 26, 12:25 AM – Jun 27, 2:05 AM
July 26th
Ashtami Tithi Timing : Jul 25, 3:09 PM – Jul 26, 3:52 PM
August 24th
Ashtami Tithi Timing : Aug 24, 3:31 AM – Aug 25, 3:11 AM
September 23rd
Ashtami Tithi Timing : Sep 22, 1:35 PM – Sep 23, 12:18 PM
October 22nd
Ashtami Tithi Timing : Oct 21, 9:53 PM – Oct 22, 7:59 PM
November 20th
Ashtami Tithi Timing : Nov 20, 5:22 AM – Nov 21, 3:16 AM
December 20th
Ashtami Tithi Timing : Dec 19, 1:07 PM – Dec 20, 11:14 AM


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