Durga Ashtami 2018: PM Narendra Modi Extends Greetings, Says 'May Maa Durga Eliminate All Evil'
Prime Minister Narendra Modi performing Aarti on Durga Ashtami | (Photo Credits: Twitter)

New Delhi, October 17: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has extended greeting to the nation on the occasion of Durga Ashtami, the eighth of the days in Navaratri, which is being observed on Wednesday, October 17 this year. The Prime Minister shared a picture of himself on Twitter with the message that May Maa Durga Eliminate All Evil'. Kanya Pujan 2018 Dates During Navratri: Kanjak Puja Vidhi, Kumari Puja Significance Taking Place Durga Ashtami & Maha Navami.

PM Modi also shared a picture of him paying his respects to Goddess Kali. He is also seen performing Aarti, a ritual performed by Hindus as a mark of devotion and respect. Durga Ashtami 2018 Date: Shubh Muhurat & Time for Maha Ashtami Puja and Pushpanjali Aarti During Durgotsava.

Catch the picture of Prime Minister Narendra Modi offering his respects at a temple in the tweet below:

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While the rest of the country celebrates the eighth day of Navratri, West Bengal and the eastern states perform the most important day of Durga Pujo celebrations – Ashtami. Sharad Navaratri, which began on October 10 will continue until October 18. As for people celebrating Durga Puja, Ashtami is the third day of the festival, which started on October 15 with Subho Sasthi followed by Maha Saptami on October 17. After Ashtami, Maha Navami and Vijayadashami will be commemorated.