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There is a misunderstanding about Durga Ashtami, Mahanavami, and Dussehra date this time Sharadiya Navratri. A lot of people say the Ashtami date falls on October 23rd, while a lot of people say October 24th also.
As you know that Hindi almanac based dates are not like the dates in the English calendar for 24 hours. Such dates can be shorter than 24 hours or longer. These dates may occur on the same day several times, leading to two fasts or festivals occurring on the same day. Don’t worry, Ashtami, Mahanavami, and Dashami dates of Sharadiya Navratri, we’re going to tell the exact date and time for this.
Ashtami date of Sharadiya Navratri
As Per the Hindi almanac, Durga Ashtami date will begin at 6.57 a.m. on October 23rd, which will last for 6.58 minutes on October 24th.
Mahanavami date of Sharadiya Navratri
Where As Mahanavami date will begin at 6.58 on 24 October and continue until 7.41 on 25th October.
Girl worship and It’s Important
On 24th October 2020, Kanya Pujan or Kumari Puja will be held in Sharadiya Navratri. However, Mahashtami and Mahanavami both dates are worshipped as Virgo.
It is considered very important to have a girl’s meal on the Mahanavami, with the worship of Mother Siddhidatri. Nine girls are worshipped in Navratri as the ninth aspect of the mother. A boy with nine girls is also worshipped in Navratri as Batuk Bhairav or Langur. It has special importance to offer food to 9 girls between 2 and 10 years old.
Dussehra or Vijayadashami date of Sharadiya Navratri
On the other hand, from 7.41 am on October 24th to October 26th at 9 am, Dashmi Tithi will stay.