Durga Ashtami in India in 2020

Durga Ashtami in India in 2020
  How long until Durga Ashtami?
This holiday next takes place in 372 days.
  Dates of Durga Ashtami in India
2021 Oct 13
Andhra PradeshWed, Oct 13Regional Holiday
AssamWed, Oct 13Regional Holiday
ManipurWed, Oct 13Regional Holiday
OdishaWed, Oct 13Regional Holiday
RajasthanWed, Oct 13Regional Holiday
TelanganaWed, Oct 13Regional Holiday
West BengalWed, Oct 13Regional Holiday
2020 Oct 24
Andhra PradeshSat, Oct 24Regional Holiday
Arunachal PradeshSat, Oct 24Regional Holiday
AssamSat, Oct 24Regional Holiday
BiharSat, Oct 24Regional Holiday
JharkhandSat, Oct 24Regional Holiday
ManipurSat, Oct 24Regional Holiday
OdishaSat, Oct 24Regional Holiday
RajasthanSat, Oct 24Regional Holiday
SikkimSat, Oct 24Regional Holiday
TelanganaSat, Oct 24Regional Holiday
TripuraSat, Oct 24Regional Holiday
West BengalSat, Oct 24Regional Holiday
2019 Oct 6
Andhra PradeshSun, Oct 6Regional Holiday
AssamSun, Oct 6Regional Holiday
BiharSun, Oct 6Regional Holiday
ManipurSun, Oct 6Regional Holiday
OdishaSun, Oct 6Regional Holiday
RajasthanSun, Oct 6Regional Holiday
TelanganaSun, Oct 6Regional Holiday
West BengalSun, Oct 6Regional Holiday
2018 Oct 17
Andhra PradeshWed, Oct 17Regional Holiday
AssamWed, Oct 17Regional Holiday
JharkhandWed, Oct 17Regional Holiday
ManipurWed, Oct 17Regional Holiday
OdishaWed, Oct 17Regional Holiday
RajasthanWed, Oct 17Regional Holiday
RajasthanWed, Oct 17Regional Holiday
SikkimWed, Oct 17Regional Holiday
TelanganaWed, Oct 17Regional Holiday
West BengalWed, Oct 17Regional Holiday
2017 Sep 28
Andhra PradeshThu, Sep 28Regional Holiday
TelanganaThu, Sep 28Regional Holiday
Durgastami or Mahastami is the eighth day of the Durga Puja festival
  Which regions observe Durga Ashtami in 2020?
Andhra Pradesh  Andhra PradeshOct 24Regional Holiday
Arunachal Pradesh  Arunachal PradeshOct 24Regional Holiday
Assam  AssamOct 24Regional Holiday
Bihar  BiharOct 24Regional Holiday
Jharkhand  JharkhandOct 24Regional Holiday
Manipur  ManipurOct 24Regional Holiday
Odisha  OdishaOct 24Regional Holiday
Rajasthan  RajasthanOct 24Regional Holiday
Sikkim  SikkimOct 24Regional Holiday
Telangana  TelanganaOct 24Regional Holiday
Tripura  TripuraOct 24Regional Holiday
West Bengal  West BengalOct 24Regional Holiday

When is Durga Ashtami?

Known as Durgastami, Mahashtami or Durga Ashtami, this is the eighth day of Durga Puja celebrations.

Durga Ashtami falls on the Ashtami tithi of Chaitra month in the Hindu calendar.

Traditions of Durga Ashtami

Durgastami is one of the important days of Durga Puja and many people may fast on this day.

Durga Puja is a Hindu festival in South Asia that celebrates the worship of the goddess Durga.

Durga Puja celebrates the ten-armed mother goddess and her victory over the evil buffalo demon Mahishasura.

The world was under threat from the evil buffalo demon Mahishasura, that no man or god could defeat. To vanquish the demon, Durga emerged from the collective energies of all the gods. Each of her ten arms brandished the deadliest weapon of each god.

On Durga Ashtami, the weapons of the gods used by Durga are worshipped.

Key days during Durga Puja

The rituals of Durga Puja last ten days with the start and the last five days being special festivals that are reflected in public holidays in some states in India.


Mahalaya marks the start of the Durga Puja festival.

Maha Saptami

On the seventh day (saptami) of Durga Puja, the goddess started her epic battle against Mahishasura.

Vijaya Dashami

Also known as Dashain or Tenth day of Navratri or Durgotsav, Vijaya Dashami commemorates the day that Durga appeared riding a lion to slay the Mahisasura. Statutes of Durga are paraded through the streets, then immersed in water.

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