Ahoi Ashtami Puja 2015
This year Ahoi Ashtami Puja Muhurat will begin with 3Nov,2015 at 17:30 to 18:49 (Delhi IST)
Ashtami Tithi will begin with 3Nov,2015 at 05:20 and it will remain till 4Nov,2015 at 06:38
Time for Sighting Stars – 17:59
Time for Moonrise on Ahoi Ashtami – 24:06
Ahoi Ashtami fasting day falls approximately eight days before Diwali Puja and four days after Karwa Chauth. Ahoi Ashtami is more popular in North India. This day is also known as Ahoi Aathe because fasting for Ahoi Ashtami is done during Ashtami Tithi . On Ahoi Ashtami mothers hold a fast for the well-being of their sons. Fast is broken during twilight after sighting stars in the sky. The fasting and Puja on Ahoi Ashtami is dedicated to Mata Ahoi or Goddess Ahoi. She is worshipped by women for the well-being and long life of their children.
After the morning puja, mothers do their daily work.Most women in the neighborhood gather for the puja in the afternoon or an hour or so before sunset for the Ahoi Puja.A painting of Ahoi mata is made on the wall or a picture or idol is placed in the Puja room.Water in a pitcher or bowl or jug is placed on the left of the picture of Ahoi mata.The jug or bowl containing water is covered using a red colored thread. Turmeric and kumkum is smeared on the thread.
Locally available Grains are placed on a tray or plate and are kept in front of the picture of Ahoi mata.Prasad or food offerings that are made are also placed in front of the idol. The Prasad made include pooris, halwa, sweets, boiled channa or jowar. Once all the puja items are ready, women listen to the Ahoi Ashtami Vrat katha from an elderly lady. Some people also place the money intended to be distributed before the photo of Ahoi Mata. The money is given to children or the poor after the puja.
Once the star or moon is spotted, an arati is performed before the portrait of Ahoi Mata. Women pray for a couple of minutes or mediate before Ahoi Mata. They pray for the well being of their children.
Once upon a time, there lived a woman in a village. She had seven sons. One day she went to the forest to bring soil for the renovation and painting of her home She started digging soil with axe nearby a den. Suddenly the woman’s axe fell on the cub in the den and the cub died. The woman got upset .
Few days later, all her seven sons died within a year. She was very sad. One day she narrated her woes to old ladies in her village, she was crying and told them that she didn’t commit the sin and it happened unintentionally. She narrated to the ladies that once when she was digging for the soil in the forest her axe fell on the cub and thereafter within a year all my seven sons died. The ladies appreciated for confessing her guilt and then these ladies told that by confessing the sin she has atoned her half of the sin.
On the day of Ahoi Ashtami, you should take the shelter of Goddess Bhagwati and draw the face of cub and her children. Worship them and ask for apologies, this will be fruitful for you. By the God’s grace your sin will be washed off.” woman, followed the words of that old lady, and kept fast on Ashtami Tith of Krishna Paksh of Kartik Mas. Then, she worshiped Goddess Ahoi and followed this procedure every year. With time she conceived seven sons. From that time, the tradition of Ahoi fast began.
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