Maha Ashtami is the day of the Durga Puja festival 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.
For Durga Puja, people buy new clothes and on this day thousands of people dressed in their best outfits go to see the deities in their idols and the beautiful pandals. Navami Timing can be found over here in the first link.
Maha Asthami 2019 Date Time Schedule
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 2019.
|Name Of Day||Start Time & Date||End Time & Date|
|Maha Ashtami 2019||2:09 PM, Saturday, 5th October.||2:21 PM, Sunday, 6th October.
|Maha Sandhi Puja 2019||1:57 PM, Sunday, 6th October.||2:45 PM, Sunday, 6th October.|