Shardiya Navratri 2022 Ashtami Puja: The last two days of Shardiya Navratri, Ashtami and Navami are very important. Worshiping the mother during these two days, chanting, performing rituals, service, remedies, keeps happiness throughout life. This time the Ashtami of Shardiya Navratri is on 3rd October 2022 (Navratri 2022 Ashtami date).
The eighth day of Navratri or Durgotsav is known as Durgaashtami. It is also called Mahashtami. Many people also break the fast by worshiping Maa Mahagauri on Ashtami. 7 auspicious works must be done on this day, it is believed that it gives infinite results for the nine days of Navratri.
Ashtami Sandhi Puja
Sandhi Kaal Puja on Ashtami is considered very fruitful. The last 24 minutes after the end of Ashtami and the first 24 minutes after the beginning of Navami is called Sandhi Kaal. At this time, she is very happy with the worship of Maa Durga.
Sandhi Puja Muhurta – 04.13 pm – 05.01 pm
Kanya Puja 2022
On Mahaashtami, 9 girls must be worshipped. By worshiping these 9 girls as the form of Mother Durga, the fast is considered complete. After the worship, offer food of gram, puri and halwa and then leave by giving donation. Invite a batuk (boy) along with the girl.
Those who break the fast on Ashtami must do Havan in front of the mother. Without Havan, the fruits of Navratri fasting are not available. Positive energy is transmitted by performing Havan. Performing Havan on Ashtami during Sandhi period is considered auspicious.
Offer 5 types of fruits, sweets, Panchmeva, a coin to the Goddess in red chunari on Ashtami. It is said that Mother Ambe is very happy with this and happiness and prosperity resides.
Bhog (Ashtami bhog)
On Durgashtami, the offering of halwa, puri, gram and coconut is very dear to Maa Mahagauri. It is believed that this leads to the attainment of material pleasures, as well as the problems related to money end.
16 Shringar Daan (16 Shringar Daan)
On the day of Mahashtami, 16 items of complete makeup should be offered at the feet of the goddess in the worship of Durga Maa. After this, donate them to the married people. It is said that this increases luck.
Shani Dosha (Shani dev Puja)
Maa Durga has the power to control nine planets. To get rid of the Mahadasha of Shani on Ashtami and Navami Tithi, worship Shani Dev along with Maa Bhavani. According to the scriptures, this will reduce the inauspicious effects of Shani Dev.
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