Durgashtami is a very auspicious day in Hinduism and is celebrated every month in dedication to goddess Durga. Durga is a very powerful goddess in Hinduism. She was created by Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva together. Masik Durgashtami festival is celebrated on the Shukla Paksha, Ashtami Tithi of every month. The main purpose behind the creation of Durga was to destroy demons that were spreading evil on earth. Durga is said to be all the Hindu goddesses in one, which is why she is the epitome of energy and wrath.
Significance of Masik Durgashtami
In Sanskrit, the word ‘Durga’ means ‘undefeatable’ and ‘Ashtami’ signifies ‘eight-day’. According to the Hindu legends, the powerful and fierce form of Goddess Durga which is known as ‘Goddess Bhadrakali’ was re-born. The day of Durga Ashtami is famous for the victory of Goddess Durga over demon ‘Mahishasura’. It is believed that one who performs this Vrat with full devotion will be blessed with good fortune and happiness in their lives.
History of Masik Durgashtami Festival
It is said that Durga was created to enforce peace. There were many demons at that time that menaced earth, one of them was Mahishasura. Mahishasura threw the gods out of heaven who went pleading to Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva. This is when all of them together created a divine power named Durga.
Durga defeated all the demons on the battlefield and then there was a battle that took place between Durga and Mahishasura. In the end, Durga beheaded Mahishasura with her trident and restored peace on earth.
Celebration of Masik Durgashtami Festival
There are many devotees of Durga all over India, who on this day worship her. And observe a day-long fast in order to get the blessings of Durga.
Benefits of Maa Durga Puja:-
To remove all bad karmas of your past lives.
Promote the birth of children and to stop miscarriages and abortions.
To improve your love and relationship, self-confidence and courage.
For protection from disease and bring wealth and prosperity.
You can get blessings of Maa Durga by opting Maa Durga PujaMasik Durgashtami Festival: Praying to Maa Durga by Acharya Dharam Shastri