Durga Ashtami in India in 2023

Durga Ashtami in India in 2023
  How long until Durga Ashtami?
Durga Ashtami
  Dates of Durga Ashtami in India
2024 Oct 10
Andhra PradeshThu, Oct 10Regional Holiday
AssamThu, Oct 10Regional Holiday
ManipurThu, Oct 10Regional Holiday
OdishaThu, Oct 10Regional Holiday
RajasthanThu, Oct 10Regional Holiday
TelanganaThu, Oct 10Regional Holiday
West BengalThu, Oct 10Regional Holiday
2023 Oct 21, Oct 22
Andhra PradeshSun, Oct 22Regional Holiday
AssamSun, Oct 22Regional Holiday
BiharSun, Oct 22Regional Holiday
OdishaSun, Oct 22Regional Holiday
RajasthanSun, Oct 22Regional Holiday
West BengalSun, Oct 22Regional Holiday
ManipurSat, Oct 21Regional Holiday
2022 Oct 3
Andhra PradeshMon, Oct 3Regional Holiday
Arunachal PradeshMon, Oct 3Regional Holiday
AssamMon, Oct 3Regional Holiday
BiharMon, Oct 3Regional Holiday
JharkhandMon, Oct 3Regional Holiday
ManipurMon, Oct 3Regional Holiday
OdishaMon, Oct 3Regional Holiday
RajasthanMon, Oct 3Regional Holiday
SikkimMon, Oct 3Regional Holiday
TripuraMon, Oct 3Regional Holiday
West BengalMon, Oct 3Regional Holiday
2021 Oct 13
Andhra PradeshWed, Oct 13Government Holiday
AssamWed, Oct 13Regional Holiday
BiharWed, Oct 13Regional Holiday
JharkhandWed, Oct 13Regional Holiday
ManipurWed, Oct 13Regional Holiday
OdishaWed, Oct 13Regional Holiday
RajasthanWed, Oct 13Regional Holiday
TripuraWed, 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
ManipurSat, Oct 24Regional Holiday
RajasthanSat, Oct 24Regional Holiday
SikkimSat, Oct 24Regional Holiday
TelanganaSat, Oct 24Regional Holiday
West BengalSat, Oct 24Regional Holiday

Durgastami or Mahastami is the eighth day of the Durga Puja festival

  Which regions observe Durga Ashtami in 2023?
National Holiday Regional Holiday Not a public holiday Govt 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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