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Chaitra Navratri Ashtami 2016 – Ashtami Puja – Sandhi Puja – Mahagauri Puja Timing on 8th Day of Navratri

by Vivek Sharma

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Chaitra Navratri Ashtami 2016: Mahashtami also known as Durgashtami, is on 8th day of Navratri Puja. Maha Ashtami is one of the most important days of Durga Puja. Durga Puja on Maha Ashtami begins with Mahasnan and Shodashopachar Puja which is very much similar to Maha Saptami Puja except Prana Pratishtha which is done only once on Maha Saptami.

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Maha Ashtami 2016 – Durga Ashtami 2016

Maha Ashtami Puja Time

Ashtami Tithi Begins = 21:41 on 13th April’ 2016
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Ashtami Tithi Ends = 21:29 on 14th April’ 2016

Chaitra Navratri Sandhi Puja 2016:

Asthami Puja

Chaitra Navratri Sandhi Puja 2016: Sandhi Puja has special significance during Navratri Puja. It is done at the juncture when Ashtami Tithi ends and Navami Tithi starts. It is believed that Devi Chamunda was appeared during this time to kill demons Chanda and Munda.

Sandhi Puja prevails for two Ghatis which approximately lasts for 48 minutes. Sandhi Puja Muhurta might fall at any time during the day and Sandhi Puja is done during that time only.

Chaitra Navratri Sandhi Puja Timing
Sandhi Puja Muhurta = 21:05 to 21:53
Duration = 0 Hours 47 Mins

Chaitra Navratara 2016 8th Day – Mahagauri Puja on Asthami

Mahagauri is the eighth manifestation of Goddess Durga and amongst the Navadurgas. Mahagauri is worshipped on the eighth day of Navratri. According to Hindu mythology, the Goddess Shailputri at the age of sixteen was extremely beautiful and was blessed with fair complexion. Due to her extreme fair complexion, she was known as Goddess Mahagauri. Goddess Mahagauri is compared with the conch, the moon and the white flower of Kunda. She adorns white clothes only and due to that. She is also known as Shwetambardhara.

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Goddess Mahagauri Stuti –

या देवी सर्वभू‍तेषु माँ महागौरी रूपेण संस्थिता।

नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नम:।।

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Chaitra Navratri Ashtami 2016 – Ashtami Puja – Sandhi Puja – Mahagauri Puja Timing on 8th Day of Navratri is written by Vivek Sharma
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