Durga Ashtami 2023 - Know All About It

Vibrant celebration of Goddess Shakti, symbolizing enduring power and the victory of 'good' over 'evil' through Astra Puja and mantras.

How It's Celebrated

Fasting, worshipping Durga's strength, and visiting puja pandals with elaborate idols to celebrate ancient customs.


Maha Ashtami: Marks the battle between Goddess Durga & demon king Mahishasura, celebrating her victory.

8th Day Of Navratri

Maha Ashtami is the 8th day of the Durga Puja celebration. It is also known as Durga Ashtami or Maha Ashtami.

Things To Avoid

During Durga Ashtami Vrat, avoid alcohol, non-vegetarian food, and refrain from cutting hair or nails.


On this day, people break their fasts, perform Kanya Puja, worshiping young girls as avatars of Durga, offering them prasad & gifts.

Celebs Excitement

Debina Bonerjee shows eagerness to join Durga Puja celebrations in Juhu & other pandals, enjoying her mother's delicious treats.

Sharing Fond Memories

Rohit Roy recalls fond childhood memories of Durga Puja in Ahmedabad, with a love for the food. He's eager to be in Kolkata this year.

A Glimpse Of Ashtami

Nikita Dutta adorned in ethnic wear with a tika, showcasing her Ashtami meal of poori-chana-halwa.

Happy Ashtami

Navratri concludes on the 10th day - Vijaya Dashami, with Maha Ashtami being a key day in the 9-day celebration.

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