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What do you know about "Durgashtami Durga Ashtami Puja"?

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Asked by Josna, 01 Feb '10 12:25 pm
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Durgashtami Puja or Durga Ashtami pooja is observed on the eighthday during Durga Navratri Puja. Durgashtami, also known asMaha Ashtami and Veerashtami, is celebrated on eighth day during Ashwin month (Ashwayuja Shukla Ashtami). Durgashtami is also known as Veerashtami because on this day Arjuna has taken out his Ayudha (weapons) from Shami tree. Ayudha Puja or Astra Puja is the main ritual on Durgashtami or Mahashtami day.
IMPORTANT PUJA RITUALS TO PERFORM ON DURGASHTAMI:
ON DURGASHTAMI DAY, SAPTAMATRIKAS, ASHTAMATRIKAS AND 64 YOGINIS ARE WORSHIPPED. ASHTAMATRIKA POOJA DURING DURGA NAVRATRI IS MOST FRUITFUL OBSERVANCE AS PER YOGIS AND SADHAKS. MAHAGAURI IS THE NAVADURGA GODDESS TO WORSHIP ON DURGASHTAMI DAY. MAHAGAURI PUJA IS ALSO ONE OF THE MAIN PUJAS TO PERFORM ON DURGASHTAMI. IN SOME PLACES, GODDESS BAGALA OR GODDESS NARAYANI IS WORSHIPPED ON DURGASHTAMI.
IN ANDHRA PRADESH, A SPECIAL REGIONAL FESTIVAL CALLED BATHUKAMMA PANDUGA (BATHUKAMMA FESTIVAL) IS OBSERVED. BATHUKAMMA VISARJ ...more
Answered by ambujam, 01 Feb '10 12:54 pm

 
  
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Its Durga pooja on 8th day of Navarathri. During this day , Arjuna use his weapons in near tree we celebrate ayutha pooja.
Answered by ala, 01 Feb '10 12:28 pm

 
  
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A festival of Durga.
Answered by sachin acharya, 01 Feb '10 12:25 pm

 
  
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