In one of the rituals of the festival, on the day of ‘Kanjak’ or ‘Kanya puja’, young girls are offered food and gifts, which is majorly devoted to worshipping those up to the age of 12.
What is the date of Ashtami Puja in 2020?
The nine-day festival of Navratri is dedicated to the nine forms of goddess Durga, which are Shailaputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skanda Mata, Katyayani, Kaalratri, Mahagauri, and Siddhidatri. Ashtami, also known as Durga Ashtami, will be celebrated on October 13.
What is the importance of Maha Ashtami?
This puja holds great significance, symbolising the importance of girls and women in Hindu tradition. Girls aged between 2 and 10 are suitable for Kanya Pujan. After their puja, the girls are offered bhog. Hindus believe that Goddess Durga is pleased by Kanya Pujan.
Is ashtami good day?
Durga Ashtami or Maha Ashtami is one of the most auspicious days of the five days long Durga Puja Festival. This day is also known for ‘Astra Puja’ (Worshiping Weapons) as on this day the weapons of goddess Durga are worshiped.
What is Kanjak in English?
Kanjak is celebrated on either ashtami or navami (the eighth or ninth day) of Navratri. It’s another way of paying gratitude to the Supreme Goddess. Nine girls are welcomed into the house and are showered with delicious bhog and gifts. Nowadays, one can also see little boys accompanying the girls in the Kanjak.
Why we do Kanya Pooja?
It is called Kanya Pujan or Kumari Puja. Children, especially young girls, are invited to the puja pandals or houses. Their feet are then washed with great care and special puja is held. As per belief, this Kanya Puja symbolises the 9 forms of Goddess Durga.
What is the timing of Ashtami 2020?
The Ashtami tithi will begin at 9.57 pm on October 12, and will end at 8.07 pm on October 13, according to Drik Panchang. ALSO READ |What is Durga Ashtami’s significance? Durga Ashtami is considered to be one of the most important days of Durga Puja.
Is Ashtami good day?
What happens on Ashtami?
Ashtami marks the eighth day of the festival and on this auspicious day, devotees tend to observe rigorous fast, feast and worship for Goddess Durga who symbolizes strength.
Is it good to be born on Ashtami?
Apart from the fact that Lord Vishnu was born this day, there is a very specific reason why we celebrate this particular Ashtami (usually considered an inauspicious star combo by many).