Durga Ashtami- A festival devoted to goddess Durga
Durga Ashtami is an auspicious festival dedicated to the divine goddess Durga. Goddess Durga brings immense joy and euphoria to life. She is the fierce goddess who diminishes evil energies and enemies with powers. She is a ten-headed goddess who rides on a lion.
Significance of Durga Ashtami
Durga Ashtami is a very significant festival devoted to the nine imperial manifestations of goddess Durga. It is the eighth day of the Navratri and falls in the Ashwin month of the Hindu lunar calendar. Durga Ashtami celebrates the day when goddess Durga indulged in a bitter fight with Mahishasaura. The evil demon was mighty, and no dev could shatter his evil powers. He even defeated the supreme Lord Indradeva from the battlefield. Then the Trinity, which comprises Lord Shiva, Brahma and Vishnu, granted unlimited powers to goddess Durga. The goddess amassed ultimate masculine powers and started shattering the evil motives of Mahishasura. She bravely fought with Mahishasura and ultimately killed him with her trident. This act by goddess Durga established her as the most fierce and brave goddess. Durga Ashtami is also a significant day for starting any new venture. The auspicious aura of this day blesses worshippers with success in all endeavours.
How to celebrate Durga Ashtami?
Durga Ashtami is celebrated with immense prominence across India but most especially in Assam, West Bengal and Orissa. Devotees revere this occasion by celebrating the powers of goddess Durga and observing fast for her. They chant mantras, stotras and slokas to praise her energies. The execution of Kanya puja is also a unique part of Durga Ashtami’s celebration. Astra puja, in which devotees worship the weapons, is also an integral ritual linked with Durga Ashtami.
Boons of celebrating Durga Ashtami
Here are a few vital benefits of Durga Ashtami-
- ● Durga Ashtami brings the eternal blessings of goddess Durga.
- ● It eliminates the fear and wrath of evil energies and enemies.
- ● The glorious day brings harmony and abundance to life.
- ● It brings financial boons and prosperity to a devotee's life.
- ● This festival removes ill spells and darkness from life
- ● It imbibes life with spiritual awakening and glories.
Attain all the above benefits by celebrating Durga Ashtami. This glorious festival will integrate your life with an optimistic aura and positivity. Get in touch with us to know more about this glorious festivity. We are known for bestowing the most exceptional spiritual assistance. Our spiritual team will assist you with the main rituals and tithis to revere this glorious day.