When is Ahoi Ashtami (अहोई अष्टमी) in 2017?
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If yes, you have come to the right place. Ahoi Ashtami (अहोई अष्टमी) in 2017 will be observed on Thursday, 12th October.
As per Hindu calendar, Ahoi Ashtami (अहोई अष्टमी) is celebrated on the eighth day of waning moon in Kartik month.
Ahoi Ashtami (अहोई अष्टमी) is a fasting festival celebrated mostly in the northern region of India. On this day mothers fast from dawn to dusk, without eating or drinking anything, for the well-being of their sons. Fast is broken after sighting stars in the sky in evening.The entire day is similar to that of Karwa Chauth. The difference is, Karwa Chauth is observed for the well-being of husbands whereas Ahoi Ashtami is observed for the well-being of sons.
Ahoi Ashtami (अहोई अष्टमी), also known as Ahoi Aathe, is usually observed in the month of October or November. However, Ahoi Ashtami in 2017 will be observed on Thursday, 12th October. Mothers on this day follow a strict fast and abstain from eating or drinking anything. Before sun sets, all fasting mothers gather and narrate various stories associated with the fast. They then worship Ahoi Mata (Goddess Ahoi) and pray for good health and prosperity of their sons.