Durga Puja Ashtami October 2021
Durga Ashtami is celebrated on the second day of Durga Puja. It is also called Maha Durgashtami. On the day of Durga Ashtami, the procedure of worshiping Goddess Durga is the same as that of Saptami. However, on this day Praan Pratishtha is not done. On the day of Durga Puja Ashtami after the Maha Snaan, Goddess Durga’s Shodashopachara Pujan is done. On the day of Maha Durga Ashtami, nine small pots are kept and all the nine manifestations of Goddess Durga are worshiped thus, invoking the Goddess. On this day, all the nine manifestations of Goddess Durga are worshipped.