Durga Ashtami 2021: Today is Mahashtami fast, know the method of worship of Mahagauri, Muhurta, mantra, enjoyment and importance
Mahashtami fast or Durga Ashtami fast has special significance in Shardiya Navratri. Those who observe a fast on the day of Navratri, also observe a fast on Durga Ashtami. The Mahagauri form of Maa Durga is worshiped on the day of Durga Ashtami. According to mythological beliefs, Goddess Parvati did severe penance for many years to get Lord Shiva, due to which the color of her body turned black. When Lord Shiva was pleased with his penance, he also gave him the boon of Gaur Varna. Due to this mother Parvati was also called Mahagauri. By observing fast on Mahashtami or Durga Ashtami and worshiping Maa Mahagauri, one also gets happiness, good fortune and prosperity. All sins also perish. Let us know what are the exact date, fast and worship method, mantra etc. of Durga Ashtami? On the day of Durga Ashtami, Kanya Pujan and Havan are also performed at many places.
When is Durga Ashtami 2021 or Mahashtami 2021
This time there is a dilemma among people regarding the exact date of Mahashtami or Durga Ashtami. Don't be bothered by it. According to the Hindu calendar, Mahashtami or Durga Ashtami is celebrated on the Ashtami date of the Shukla Paksha of Ashwin month. This year Ashwin Shukla Ashtami Tithi is starting from 09:47 pm on Tuesday, October 12, till 08:07 pm on Wednesday, October 13. In such a situation, the fast of Durga Ashtami will be kept on Wednesday, 13 October. Maa Mahagauri will be worshiped on this day itself.
Durga Ashtami 2021 in Sukarma Yoga
Durga Ashtami is in Sukarma Yoga. Sukarma yoga is considered best for auspicious works. Rahu Kaal is from 12:07 PM to 01:34 PM on the day of Durga Ashtami. In such a situation, keeping in mind Rahukal, you can worship Durga Ashtami and do Havan.
Durga Ashtami Vrat and Worship Method
On the day of Ashtami, after retiring from bath etc., wear clean clothes. After that take a pledge to observe Durga Ashtami fast with water and Akshat in hand and worship Maa Mahagauri. After this, install the idol or picture of Maa Mahagauri or Durga ji at the place of worship. If the Kalash has been established, then worship there. Offer white and yellow flowers to Maa Mahagauri in worship. Enjoy coconut. Goddess Mahagauri is pleased by doing this. By offering coconut, the problems related to progeny are removed. At the time of worship, chant the Mahagauri Beej Mantra and in the end perform the aarti of Maa Mahagauri.
Beej Mantra: Shri Kleem Hreem Vardayai Namah.
Maheshwari Taurus mounted virgin virginity.
Goddess Ishwari Vrisha Vahana in white form.
Om Devi Mahagaurai Namah.
Durga Ashtami Havan
In many places, on the day of Durga Ashtami, a havan is performed for nine Durgas. After the aarti, keep the havan material with you. Burn dry mango wood with camphor. Offer Havan material when the fire is lit.
Kanya Puja 2021
Kanya Puja is done in your place only on Durga Ashtami, then after the Havan, you should offer worship, donation, dakshina and food to the girls of 2 to 10 years according to your ability. Take their blessings. In many places, there is a tradition of worshiping the girl on the day of Mahanavami.
After this, fasting for Durga Ashtami while staying fruitful throughout the day. Wake up the mother during the night. On the next morning after the worship of Navami, complete the fast by passing it.