Masik Durga Ashtami Special: Know the Sacred Rituals to Seek Maa Durga’s Blessings

Masik Durga Ashtami is celebrated on the Ashtami Tithi of Shukla Paksha every month. This day is dedicated in reverence to Maa Bhagwati. Therefore, she is worshipped on this day. Some people observe the fast of Maa Durga with true devotion and dedication. Click here to ask from renowned astrologers if you have any questions pertaining to this day or fast.

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This year, the fast is going to be observed on August 26, Wednesday. Maa Durga, who is known for eliminating sins and fulfilling all the wishes of devotees, is worshipped in all her nine forms. It is believed that Maa Durga killed Mahishasura and protected Gods on this day. Through this article, we are going to give you all the important information regarding this event.

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Auspicious Timings for Masik Durga Ashtami

Beginning of Ashtami Tithi   August 25, Tuesday from 12:23:36 
End of Ashtami Tithi   August 26, Wednesday upto 10:41:20 

Importance of Masik Durga Ashtami

Every month, the fast of Durga Ashtami is observed on Ashtami Tithi of Shukla Paksha. It is called Masik Durgashtami as it falls every month. The Ashtami that falls during Shardiya Navratri of Ashwin month is considered to be the most important one among all Durga Ashtami of the year and hence, called ‘Mahashtami’. 

According to Hindu beliefs, if one observes a fast and worships Maa Durga whole-heartedly on the day of Masik Durga Ashtami, all his/her desires are fulfilled and he/she is blessed with Goddess Durga’s grace. On this day, devotees venerate all the nine forms of Maa Durga such as Shailaputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skandamata, Katyayani, Kalratri, Mahagauri and Siddhidatri and appease them.

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Puja Vidhi for Masik Durga Ashtami Fast

  • Take a bath before dawn and observe the fast of Maa Durga after wearing clean clothes. 
  • Clean the place where worship is performed and place the idol or photo of Maa Durga after spreading a red cloth. 
  • After this, offer Akshat, Sindoor, red flowers, fruits and sweets to Maa Durga.
  • Light incense sticks, Diya and then recite Maa Durga Ashtami and Durga Chalisa with true devotion and pious heart.
  • Further, hear the legend (Katha) and take Maa Durga’s blessings while performing Aarti. 
  • Invite 9 girls after performing Aarti.
  • Furthermore, wash their feet with clean water and serve them Halwa-Puri as prasad. 

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Tips To Attain Maa Durga’s Blessings

Invite nine young girls after performing the Aarti. Also, include a male child with nine girls in the ritual. After this, wash their feet thoroughly with water and serve them Halwa-Puri as prasad. 

However, if you are incapable of inviting girls at home amidst times of Corona, then keep aside the food you have prepared for them. Donate that food in a temple. Also, you can donate that food to nine girls in need. Along with this, you can donate some items according to your capacity.

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Mythological Legends Related to Masik Durga Ashtami

According to mythological beliefs, once Dambha, the King of Demons, was blessed with a son, who he named Mahishasura. Mahishasura always wished to be immortal since childhood and started performing austerity (Tapasya) dedicated to Brahma Ji to attain it. Brahma Ji got pleased with the hard austerities performed by Mahishasura and asked him what he desired. He expressed his desire for immortality from Brahma Ji. however, he asked him to ask for any other wish instead, after which Mahishasura revealed his wish and asked that besides a woman, nobody else could kill him.

Brahma Ji fulfilled his wish, after which he became arrogant and attacked Prithvi Loka with his army. Then, ruckus started taking place all across and after conquering Earth and Underworld, he attacked Indra Lok, and defeated Devaraj Indra and captured Heaven. Being fed up with the tyranny of Mahishasura, all gods and goddesses approached Tridev for help. After the advice of Vishnu Ji, all gods called Goddess Shakti for help. A very beautiful entity named Maa Adi-Shakti appeared from the Tej coming out of the Gods. further, all the gods were also amazed by the form and glory of Mother Adi-Shakti.

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Maa Durga began preparing for the fight. Himwan offered a Lion to Maa Durga as her Mount. All the gods present over there handed over one of their weapons to Maa Durga. On seeing the bewitching beauty of Maa Durga, Mahishasura sent a proposal of marriage to her through his messenger. Maa Durga got furious over it and challenged Mahishasura for a fight. The fight began and Maa Durga destroyed Mahishasura’s army. This fight lasted for nine days and in the end, Maa Durga sliced Mahishasura’s head with the Chakra. It is believed that the day Maa Bhagwati liberated the three worlds from Mahishasura, the fast of Durga Ashtami began to be observed. 

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