Maha Ashtami is the 8th day of the Durga Puja festival and it is of huge significance, people on this day go to their mandaps or pandals to offer their offerings to the gods and goddesses and also perform Anjali which is a way to ask for blessings from the gods and goddesses. Today is also the day of the Sandhi Puja, which is also a very important puja. The pandals are beautifully decorated and have beautiful illumination and every evening the priest performs aarati or puja, in which he greets the goddess by waving lamps and incense sticks in the accompaniment of the beating of drums while the ceremony is being held.
Maha Ashtami is a very pious day and people pray to Durga Maa for her blessings in order to brighten up their lives. Millions of people chant holy prayers and songs for Durga Maa’s blessings.
Maha Ashtami 2020 Date Time
Today is also the day of “Anjali” towards all the Gods and Goddesses. People offer their devotion to Maa Durga and other gods and goddesses and ask for their blessings. Below is the time and date schedule of Maha Asthami 2020.
|Name Of Day||Start Time & Date||End Time & Date|
|Maha Ashtami 2020||11:58 AM, Friday, 23rd October.||11:24 AM, Saturday, 24th October.|
|Maha Sandhi Puja 2020||11:00 AM, Saturday, 24th October||11:48 AM, Saturday, 24th October|
The next day is Navami and it the second last day of Durga Puja, you can find the timing and images related to it from the link given.
Also See: Durga Puja Quotes in Bengali