Maha Ashtami Being Celebrated on Eighth Day of Bada Dashain
Kathmandu – All of Hindus from all over the nation as well as an outside nation are celebrates Maha Ashtami, the eighth day of the 10-day Bada Dashain festival with Worshipping Goddess Durga Bhawani today.
On this day, Hindu Devotees worship the Goddesses Mahakali, Mahalaxmi and Maha Saraswati. Maha Ashtami is considered special as the Goddess Durga attained power on this day.
On the occasion, people perform religious rituals at the Dashain Ghars and armories and offer prayers and sacrifices of different animals to the goddess at various shrines. People also read the Durga Saptashati scriptures.
Devotees throng various shrines of the Goddess throughout the nation from early morning offering prayers and sacrificing five different animals Goat, buffalo, chicken, pig, and duck are sacrificed on the occasion.
People who do not sacrifice animals offer sacrifices of various vegetables and fruits in substitution.
Moreover, a special Kalaratri worship is held at midnight at the Dashain Ghar of Hanumandhoka in the capital city.