Maha Ashtami - A day to worship goddess DurgaWhen is Maha Ashtami -
In the year 2016 Mahaashtami is on Sunday, 09.10.2016.
Important things about Maha Ashtami -
> Ashvin Shukla Ashtami is known as Maha Ashtami. The other name for this Astami is Durga Ashtami.
> This Ashtami has a religious importance for the Hindus. They worship goddess Durga on this day with faith and devotion. Halua, Poori, Kheer etc are offered to goddess Durga.
> Nine unmarried girls are fed and given Dakshina. These girls are treated as the nine forms of goddess Durga.