Durva Ashtami observance is dedicated to worshipping Durva Grass, which is used in puja in Hindu rituals.
It is observed on the ‘ashtami’ during the ‘Shukla Paksha’ in the lunar month of ‘Bhadrapada’ as per the Hindu calendar.
Durva Ashtami 2022 Date: September 3, Saturday.
Ashtami Tithi Begins: September 03, 2022 12:28 PM.
Ashtami Tithi Ends: September 04, 2022 10:40 AM.
Rituals: It is mainly observed by women, who take bath early in the morning and wear new clothes before puja.
Special puja is offered to Durva Grass with flowers, fruits, rice, incense sticks, curd and other essential puja items.
Women also keep a fast on this day and worship Lord Shiva and Lord Ganesha. Durva Grass is also offered to please the Lords.
It is advised to offer food and clothes to a Brahmin on this day.