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Dashain festival 2021: Lockdown and celebration - Dashain.com.au

All about Maha Asthami you must need to know in Dashain

During the Dashain celebrations, Durga Ashtami is celebrated on the eighth day. As part of Durga Puja, Durgashtami is also known as Maha Ashtami, and many people fast on this day. In 2021, Durga Ashtami falls on October 13. On the day, Goddess Durga's weapons are worshipped, and it is called Astra Puja. As a result of displays using arms and martial arts, the day is called Virashtami. One of the most essential days in Hinduism is dedicated to Goddess worship. Certain areas believe that Chamunda brought an end to Chanda, Munda, and Rakthabija (the three demons associated with Mahishasura) on this day. At Durga Puja, Mahashtami, Yoginis and Ashta Shaktis (the eight ferocious forms of Goddess Durga) are worshipped. It is understood that Ashta Sati, or the Eight Shaktis, vary according to the regions in South Asia. All eight goddesses are incarnations of Shakti. Despite representing different energies, these Divine Feminines are one powerful presence. When Durga Puja is performed, Ashta Shakti is worshipped as Brahmani, Maheswari, Kaumari, Vaishnavi, Varahi, Narasinghi, Indrani, and Chamunda. 

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Dashain Fulpati - what do Nepalese do on the seventh day - Dashain.com.au

Dashain Fulpati – what do Nepalese do on the seventh day? 

The festival of Dashain isn't just about having fun. Several features and importance are associated with it. In society, there are social factors that bind us together. There is a religious significance to the carving, which conveys the message that power and truth prevail. Consequently, everything from apparel to food is in high demand. Distant relatives come together for a family reunion and to seek blessings from the elder. Harmony is the theme of Dashain. The festival is about unity. Overall, it's part of who we are.

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Durga mata Dashain

A comprehensive guide to celebrate Bada Dashain festival in its cultural way

The story reveals the victory story of the goodness "Durga" over the evil "Mahisasur". During the festival of Durga, God Durga is praised for victory over untruth. Accordingly, Dashain's first nine days symbolize the long battle between demon Mahisasur and the different manifest of Durga. The Hindu scriptures state that these two events initiate the festival. Another such epic is Ramayana, in which Bhagavan Ram (an avatar of Vishnu) defeated Ravan, the evil demon king of Lanka. Goddess Durga's blessings made it possible for us to achieve this victory. Unity, triumph, and the beginning of happiness are the essences of the celebrations.

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