Maha Ashtami also known as Durga Ashtami or Maha Durga Ashtami is celebrated today. It falls on the eight-day of Navrati festival during the Ashtami tithi of Ashwin month as per the Hindu calendar. Durga Ashtami witnesses large scale celebrations in various parts of the country. And as we celebrate Durga Ashtami 2019, people have taken to Twitter wishing each other Subho Durga Ashtami. Popular sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik took to Twitter sharing a beautiful sand art of Maa Durga wishing everyone 'Happy Durgashtami'. Devotees pray to Maha Gauri on Ashtami as she is believed to possess a divine light that lights up the entire universe. Subho Durga Ashtami 2019 Wishes: Maha Ashtami WhatsApp Stickers, GIF Images, Facebook Quotes and SMS to Send Greetings on Third Day of Durga Puja.
In Kolkata, Dugrashtami is celebrated with great pomp and fervour. The day begins with special prayers called Mahasnan and Shodashopachar. People meet their friends and family on this day and exchange Durgashtami greetings. Nine small pots are worshipped representing the nine forms of Maa Durga. People also worship the weapons of Goddess Durga and hence it is also known as Astra Puja. The day is also referred to as Vira Ashtami as performances including martial arts are held. Durga Ashtami 2019 Date and Sandhi Puja Muhurat Time: Significance of Maha Ashtami During Pujo, Here’s Everything About the Third Day of Durga Puja.
Sudarsan Pattnaik's Creates Maa Durga Sand Art Wishing Durgashtami:
Happy #Durgaashtami to you all. It's the eighth day of #Navraatri. On this day may Maa Durga bless you all with good health, happiness, joy and prosperity. I am sharing one of my SandArts . pic.twitter.com/j8ElhIXtur
— Sudarsan Pattnaik (@sudarsansand) October 6, 2019
Twitterati Wish Subho Maha Ashtami Wishes:
Jai Mata Di 🚩🚩🚩 pic.twitter.com/F3ONYjQxeL
— Vinita Rajput🇮🇳 (@Being_Vinita) October 6, 2019
— Shivani Sharma (@Shivani2297) October 6, 2019
Wishing joy and happiness on Durgashtami:
May Maa Durga, protects our family from the evil and
— Ritesh Pandey🌠 (@RiteshPandeys) October 6, 2019
Blessed Maha Ashtami!
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— Arpita 🇮🇳 (@arpita_dg) October 6, 2019
Happy Durga Ashtami!
Ma Durga is a Mother of the Universe, she represents the infinite power of the universe and is a symbol of a female dynamism. Happy Durga Ashtami.#DurgaAshtami #MahaAshtami #DurgaPuja pic.twitter.com/AlXQA5DQw7
— V2 Lawn & Fine Dining (@v2finedine) October 5, 2019
Happy Durga Puja!
— Tilak Raj Chadha Institute of Management & Tech. (@MukandTIMT) October 5, 2019
May Maa Durga Bless You Abundantly:
— AdtoMart (@AdtoMart) October 5, 2019
The observance witnesses various traditions, rituals and customs performed on this day. In Kolkata, people perform Sandhi Puja on Durga Ashtami. It is believed to be the most auspicious time to conduct prayers during the entire day. In some regions, people also do balidan which means sacrifice. While animal sacrifices are done in a few places, people often ct vegetables like pumpkin or fruit to replicate the same. The ritual signifies getting rid of negative traits from oneself. Kumari Puja is another important ritual performed during Durga Ashtami where young girls are worshipped as a form of Maa Durga. We wish everyone celebrating 'Subho Durgashtami'.