Durga Ashtami 2017: This year Durga Ashtami will be celebrated on 28 September. It is believed that on this day goddess Durga killed the evil bull Mahishasur on this day. Therefore, this day is a symbol of victory of good over the evil. Maha Aasthami is celebrated on the second day of Durga Puja. Devotees observe the ritualistic fasts to please their beloved deity, according to asthaoradhyatm.in. People consider the day to be the most important day of all Navratri.
Here is the Durga Ashtami Puja Muhurat (Date and Time):
The Durga Ashtami will be on 28 September 2017. According to Hindu calendar, the Ashtami tithi will begin on 7:10 pm on 27th September 2017 and will end on 9:25 pm on 28th September 2017. On this day, all the 9 form of the goddess are worshipped, as per kamiyasindoor.com.
Durga Ashtami 2017: Puja Vidhi
Durga Ashtami vrat katha and vidhi must be performed very carefully and delightfully. Priests can provide you best ashtami vrat katha in hindi, so that you can easily perform your maha ashtami puja vidhi, as per kamiyasindoor.com.
Durga Ashtami 2017: Mantra
Celebrate Ashtami by reciting shlokas from Durga Shaptshati and invoke goddess Mahagauri by reciting the following mantra and stuti:
Om Devi Mahagauryai Namah
Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Maa Mahagauri Rupena Samsthita
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah, as per NDTV.
Durga Ashtami Puja samagri:
Attar, incense, gangajal, red cloth, camphor, kapus vastra, holy water, kalash, panchmeva, etc. are needed to perform the puja. On can easity get it in the local market, as per kamiyasindoor.com.