When is Durga Ashtami (दुर्गा अष्टमी) in 2016

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If yes, you have come to the right place. Durga Ashtami (दुर्गा अष्टमी) in 2016 will be observed on Sunday, 9th October.

As per Hindu Calendar, Durga Ashtami (दुर्गा अष्टमी) is celebrated on eighth day of Durga Navratri in the month of Ashwin.

Durga Ashtami (दुर्गा अष्टमी) celebrates the victory of Maa Durga over Mahishasura, a bull demon. Another Hindu legend says that it is on this day that Kali mata along with 64 other Yoginis emerged from the forehead of Maa Durga in order to kill Chanda and Munda (devils). The day marks the victory of good over evil.

Durga Ashtami (दुर्गा अष्टमी) usually falls in the month of September or October. However, Durga Ashtami (दुर्गा अष्टमी) in 2016 will be observed on Sunday, 9th October. Durga Ashtami (दुर्गा अष्टमी) hold a religious importance for the people in West Bengal and other eastern states of India. Rest of India celebrates it as a fasting day and worship Goddess Durga. In West Bengal it is the grandest festival celebrated all across the state. The huge figurines of Durga are installed in pendals every where.