|Standing Four-armed goddess Durga, late 9th century India|
Durgashtami fasting is observed every month during Ashtami Tithi of Shukla Paksha. On this day devotees of Goddess Durga worship Her and observe day long fast.
The most significant Durgashtami, which is known as Mahashtami, falls in month of Ashwin during nine days Shardiya Navratri festivities.
Durgashtami is also spelled as Durga Ashtami and Masik Durgashtami is also known as Maas Durgashtami or Monthly Durgashtami.
|Goddess Durga – 10th century statue found at the ancient city of Anuradhapura, Ceylon(Sri Lanka) 1903|
The Gupta family holds a ‘Bhakti Sandhya’ every 15 days, which is open to all devotees free of cost.
It is a religious gathering at Radhe Maa Bhavan, organised to worship Maa Jagdambe. Lord Shiva and other deities are honored with prayers and bhajans. It involves ritual worship (puja), bhajan (singing of devotional hymns), prasad (grace in the form of a gift from Mamtamai Shri Radhe Guru Maa) and langer (communal meal) followed by darshan of Mamtamai Shri Radhe Guru Maa.
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