Ahoi Ashtami Vrat

Ahoi Ashtami Vrat will be celebrated this year on 20th October 2011 on Thrusday. Ahoi Ashtami Vrat is one of the most important festivals in North India. Ahoi Ashtami falls on the eighth day of dark fortnight (Krishna Paksh) in Kartik month. Ahoi Ashtami Puja and Vrat is dedicated to Ahoi Mata Bhagavati by mothers for the welfare and long life of their sons. For this, mothers keep fast through out the day. Only after offering water to stars in the evening and praying for the longevity of their sons, the mothers break fast.

A painting of Ahoi Mata is prepared on the wall of the house with red colour. Name of all the male members of the family are written along with symbols of Sun, Moon, plant of Holy Basil and other auspicious items in the frame of painting.

Nowadays due to lack of time, a picture or idol is placed in the Puja room of the house. Apart from this a small pitcher with water is placed on the left of the picture of Ahoi Mata. Some chest nuts (singhadha) are also placed in the Puja. Tilak of Haldi is applied on the forehead of the members of family.

A small garland made with silver beads is also placed before the deity. This garland is considered very auspicious for the family. In the evening ladies in the family listen to Ahoi Vrat Katha from one elderly lady of the family.

Vrat Katha point out the importance of this Vrat and is connected with the story of a mother who had lost her seven sons as a curse when she unintentionally killed a cub in the forest. However, with the blessing and Vrat of Ahoi Mata she was able to get back all her sons.

This is my much loved festival. Since my childhood till now I wait excitedly for this festival every year. In my early days, I was very inquisitive to celebrate this event and used to practice painting of Ahoi Mata with red colour on the wall and helping family members in the rituals of worshipping the Goddess Ahoi Maa Bhagawati. The pleasant climate during this period adds to the holiness of this festival.


Article by:-Dev Kaushik

Role Of Planets In Astrology
MOON MARS JUPITOR SUN SATURN VENUS MERCURY RAHU KETU
Marriage Problems & Astrology

Parents are really concerned on the delay in marriage of their children particularly in case of daughters who grow older and older to get higher studies and to settle herself in career and a desired and respectable job as well. This has become a common phenomenon where girls do not find a suitable match at the age of say 28 and 29 years and sometimes we come across cases where girls cross even their 34 or 35 years and and find themselves deprived of the marriage bliss.

Different Yogas In Horoscope

Yogas are certain specific planetary combinations in a chart. It is observed that these yogas affect the life of an individual by giving some sort of results, positive or negative. Yogas possess the exclusive characteristics of our Indian Astrology. Though there are thousands of yogas in Indian Astrology, some of these are important and are studied commonly by Astrologers for purpose of analyzing the horoscope.

Get Appointment Now
More Articles
Understand Your life Partner
Cheating In Love Relations
Maa Katyani Vrat for Early Marriage
Role Of Ketu In Astrology
Love Marriage In Horoscope
Role Of Rahu In Horoscope
Reasons For Delay In Marriage
Role Of Saturn In Astrology
Important Yogas in Horoscope
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder In Horoscope
In-Laws Problem In Marriage
InAuspicious Yogas In Horoscope
How To Match A Horoscope Before Marriage?
Why Some Love Relations Break In The Middle
Separation Doesn't Mean End Of Love
Divorce- A Curse On Married Life
Special Yogas in Horoscope
Marriage Related Problems
How To Reduce Depression
10 Ways To Reduce Depression
Remedies To Fight Depression
Only For Gemini Ascendant
Know About The Libra Ascendent
Astrology Tips For Improving Career
How To Choose Career Through Astrology?
Importance Of Rudraksha
Importance Of Gems
How To Improve Memory
5 Ways To Improve Memory
How Planets Affect Education
Twelve houses & Diseases
Role Of Sun In Astrology
Role Of Mercury In Astrology
Role Of Venus In Astrology
Role Of Mars In Astrology
Twelve Houses And Career
Parent's Role In Children Career
Which Career Your Horoscope Indicates
Role Of Saturn In Astrology
Yogas Formed by Moon in Horoscope
Yogas Formed by Sun in Horoscope
Role Of Moon In Astrology
Astrological Remedies To Fight Depression
Twelve houses & Diseases
How Planets Denote Diseases
Home Remedies For Various Diseases
Know About Vedic Astrology
How to Change Child behaviour
Know About Your Child's Moon Sign
How Your Child Learns
Effect Of Planets On Your Family
Effect Of Family Environment On Children
How Horoscope Indicates Relations With Mother
Importance of Karwa Chauth Vrat
Importance of Ahoi Ashtami Vrat
Recent Articles
Understand Your life Partner
Cheating In Love Relations
Why Some Love Relations Break In The Middle
Important Yogas In Horoscope
Yogas Formed by Moon in Horoscope
Importance Of Gems
Yogas Formed by Sun in Horoscope
Inauspicious Yoga
Special Yogas in Horoscope
Importance Of Subtle Energy
Prediction 2013 Moon Sign Based
Know Your Lucky Gem