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HAPPY MAHA ASHTAMI 2 U ALL.

Today is the eighth day of the Durga Puja festival and it is celebrated as ‘Durga Ashtami’, 15th October is the date for it this year.

Maha Ashtami ~ Maha Ashtami which starts with reciting holy hymns from Sanskrit scriptures .Thousands of people take part in this recital and offer Anjali to the Goddesses and Gods. This is a very popular part of the whole puja. Kumari Puja or worshipping little girls as Devi Maa is probably the most significant part of the rituals performed on this day. Another main part of Durga puja i.e. Sandhi Puja is performed in the evening of Maha Ashtami. Sandhikhhon is a point of time when Maha Ashtami ends and Maha Navami begins. Thousands of diyas are illuminated, hom-yajna is perfomed as it marks the sacrifice of the buffalo demon king, Mahishasura.

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