Ashtami Puja Date And Time
Durga Ashtami 2017 Date in India and Abroad
2017 Durga Puja Maha Ashtami Date
September 28, Thursday 2017– Maha Ashtami or Mahaashtami
MAHA-ASHTAMI : 28th SEPTEMBER, 2017 – THURSDAY
0632 Hrs To 1029 Hrs. : Shree Shree Durga Devi’s Maha-Ashtamadi Kalparambho And Maha-Ashtami Bihito Puja.
Bir-Ashtami Brata and Maha-Ashtami Bratapobas
1030 Hrs. To 1130 Hrs. : Ashtami Puja Pushpanjali
1907 Hrs. To 1955 Hrs. : Sandhi Puja
1931 Hrs. : Sandhikhon
2000 Hrs. To 2045 Hrs. : Sandhya Aarti
Durga Ashtami 2017 Anjali Time 10:30 AM To 11:30 AM
Ashtami Tithi Begins = 09:38 AM on 27th Sep 2017
Ashtami Tithi Ends = 12:06 AM on 28th Sep 2017
Kumari Puja, Sandhi Puja, Mahashtami
Panchang for Durga Ashtami Day
Durga Puja 2018 Mahashtami, Durgashtami
Maha Ashtami Puja Pushpanjali 2017 Time
ASHTAMI – September 28, 2017 Thursday (দুর্গা পূজা মহাষ্টমী ৩ কার্ত্তিক ১৪২৪):
Maha Ashtami Puja Time within 10:29 AM
Birastami Brata within 10:35 AM
Sandhi Puja Time or SANDHI PUJA (Sandhipuja: 7.07 PM-7.55PM | SACRIFICE: 7.31 APM
Mahashtami, also known as Maha Durgashtami, is second day of Durga Puja. Maha Ashtami is one of the most important days of Durga Puja. Durga Puja on Maha Ashtami begins with Mahasnan and Shodashopachar Puja (षोडशोपचार पूजा) which is very much similar to Maha Saptami Puja except Prana Pratishtha (प्राण प्रतिष्ठा) which is done only once on Maha Saptami.
On Maha Ashtomi nine small pots are installed and nine Shaktis of Durga are invoked in them. All nine forms of Goddess Durga are worshipped during Maha Ashtami Puja.
Young unmarried girls, being treated as Goddess Durga itself, are also worshipped on Maha Ashtami. Worshipping of young girls during Durga Puja is known as Kumari Puja. In many regions Kumari Puja is done during all nine days of Durga Navratri. Kumari Puja on a single day during Durga Puja is preferred on Maha Ashtami.
The legendary Sandhi Puja is also falls on Maha Asthami. The time window of the last 24 minutes of Ashtami Tithi and the first 24 minutes of Navami Tithi is known as Sandhi Time or the holy juncture during Durga Puja. Sandhi time is considered the most auspicious time during whole Durga Puja. Sandhi Puja is the culmination point and the most important ritual of Durga Puja. It is customary to perform Balidan or animal sacrifice at this sacred juncture. Devotees who abstain from animal sacrifice perform symbolic Bali with vegetables like banana, cucumber or pumpkin. For Brahmins any type of animal sacrifice is prohibited by scriptures and Brahmin community does only symbolic Bali. Even the famous Belur Math in West Bengal does symbolic Bali with banana during Sandhi Puja. It is customary to light 108 earthen lamps during Sandhi Kaal.