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Maha Ashtami – Sarvastradharini Maa Durga

A caring mother and a fierce warrior. There is indeed no absolver of sins like Maa Durga.

Durga Ashtami is the eighth day of Navratri celebrations and the second day of Durga Puja. It is characterized by several rituals performed by enthusiastic devotees. It is also known as ‘Astra Puja‘ which means weapon worship. Goddess Durga’s weapons are worshiped on the day of Durga Ashtami.

Ashtami begins with Mahasnan and Shodashopachar Puja which is very similar to Saptami Puja.

Another popular ritual is one in which young, unmarried girls are treated as Goddess Durga and worshipped in a ritual called Kumari Puja.

Slayer of all evils representing feminine power and empowering women. Maa Durga is the epitome of grace and strength. This Puja enjoy the festivities in full swing and embrace the Goddess in you.

Shades Of Life


When I am not busy scribbling and sketching away on little pieces on paper, I am found cozying on my recliner enjoying movies and cartoons. A dreamer and an artist, I am in love with all things beautiful. Prefer Bukowski and Gulzar over Shakespeare and Tagore. And nights over daytime. Anti-social and friendly in the same breath. Desperately trying to bring being nice in vogue. This blog is an itinerary of a girl amidst the cacophony of metropolitan life facing the struggles & unexpected surprises that life offers.

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