Ahoi Ashtami 2023:Find out the auspicious time for offering water to the stars

Sonali Saha
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Ahoi Ashtami 2023: This year, Ahoi Ashtami holds special significance because it aligns with several auspicious planetary combinations that are believed to fulfill the desires of those observing the fast. Learn about the rituals, auspicious timings, and rules for observing the Ahoi Ashtami fast.

Ahoi Ashtami 2023 Date: The Ahoi Ashtami fast falls on November 5, 2023. Every year, on the Ashtami Tithi of the Kartik month’s Krishna Paksha, this fast is observed for the well-being, safety, and happiness of one’s children.

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To observe this fast associated with progeny, it’s essential to perform the worship of Ahoi Mata as per the rituals and norms. Learn about the auspicious timings, worship methods, the time for viewing stars and the moon, as well as the guidelines associated with this fast.

Ahoi Ashtami 2023 Timings:

Start of Kartik Krishna Ashtami Tithi – November 5, 2023, at 12:59 AM End of Kartik Krishna Ashtami Tithi – November 6, 2023, at 03:18 AM Ahoi Ashtami Puja Muhurat – 05:33 PM to 06:52 PM (November 5, 2023) Time to view the stars – 05:58 PM (November 5, 2023) Moonrise time – 12:02 AM, November 6 (The moon rises late on Ahoi Ashtami) Radha Kund bathing time – From the night of November 5, 11:37 PM, to November 6, 12:39 AM (For those facing issues with conception, couples bathe in Radha Kund on this day) Ahoi Ashtami 2023 Auspicious Yoga:

On November 5, 2023, Ahoi Ashtami coincides with the Ravi Pushya Nakshatra, forming Sarvarthsiddhi, Shubh, Shrivatsa, Amala, Vashi, Sarala, and Gajakesari Yoga.

Ahoi Ashtami Vrat Puja Vidhi:

The observer should take the vow for the fast after morning bathing before sunrise. Observing a waterless fast throughout the day and then performing the puja during the auspicious time in the evening. Spread a red cloth on the puja pedestal and place a figurine of Ahoi, drawn in red on white paper. After inviting Lord Ganesha, offer roli, akshat, sindoor, singhada, and flowers to Goddess Ahoi. Continuously chant the mantra: “Om Parvati Priyannandanay Namah.” Offer eight sweetened puris and then read the story associated with the fast. Finally, conclude with the Ahoi Mata Aarti. After offering water to the stars or moon in the evening, end the fast.

Ahoi Ashtami Vrat Rules:

Similar to Karva Chauth, this fast is quite stringent. Though the fast can be concluded by looking at the stars, some people break their fast only after offering water to the moon. Use a brass pot or the same vessel as used in Karva Chauth for offering water to the stars. Avoid indulging in tamasic food. It is considered auspicious to consume prasad during the fast’s conclusion in the puja. Observers should refrain from using sharp objects such as knives, scissors, or hammers. Also, avoid digging the ground or plowing the fields. At midnight, there is a tradition to bathe in Radha Kund, which is believed to help childless couples conceive.

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