Ahoi Ashtami festival is widely celebrated across India. Women keep the fast on this day for the well-being of their children. According to the Hindu calendar, this festival falls on the eighth day of Krishna Paksha of Kartik month and in October or November, according to the Gregorian calendar. Ahoi Ashtami 2024 date is 24 October, Thursday.

Check the Ahoi Ashtami 2024 date and time, muhurat, significance, history, celebrations, rituals, traditions, and Vidhi.

When is Ahoi Ashtami in 2024?

Here are the details for the Ahoi Ashtami 2024 date and Shubh Muhurat:

  • Title: Ahoi Ashtami 2024
  • Date: 24 October 2024
  • Puja Muhurat: 05:56 PM to 07:10 PM
  • Stars Gazing Time: 06:18 PM
  • Holiday type: Optional

About Ahoi Ashtami 2024

Ahoi Ashtami is a festival women celebrate for their children’s health and safety. Women follow strict fasting with all the rituals and prayers. Women break their fast by sightseeing stars at night. According to the Hindu calendar, this festival falls on the eighth day of Krishna Paksha of Kartik month. Women pray to the Ahoi Ashtami Mata on this day along with Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.

Ahoi Ashtami is celebrated 8 days before the festival of lights – Diwali.

Ahoi Ashtami Vrat Katha

Ahoi Ashtami 2023

Ahoi Ashtami 2024

In a village, a woman had seven sons and in the month of Kartik (according to the Hindu calendar) she went to the forest to bring some things for the renovation of her home. Nearby a den, she started digging soil with an axe. Unfortunately, the woman’s axe fell on the cub in the den and the cub died. The woman felt guilty and sympathetic.

After some days, her sons started dying one by one and within a year, all seven sons died. She became depressed, and some old ladies in her village started consoling her. She narrated to them the whole scenario of the death of the cub and that the entire circumstance was unintentional.

The ladies appreciated her for confessing and told her that by confessing the sin she had already compensated for half of the sin. They suggested that if she prayed to the goddess Ashtami Bhagwati her sin would be cast off. The woman kept fast on the Kartik Krishna Ashtami and then onwards she started praying and fasting regularly. After some time, she got back all her seven sons.

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Ahoi Ashtami 2024 Significance and Importance

Ahoi Ashtami festival is observed by mothers for their children’s healthy life and well-being. Women observe a fast and worship the Goddess Ahoi with all the rituals. It is believed that women who have problems conceiving a child or face miscarriage should perform the Ahoi Ashtami Puja Vidhi to get a healthy child. After fasting for the whole day, there is a tradition of breaking the fast after gazing at the stars. The time for sighting the stars can be seen in the Ahoi Ashtami calendar according to the Hindu Panchang.

Ahoi Ashtami 2024 Vidhi and Rituals

Ahoi Ashtami Puja is fruitful only when it is performed with all the rituals. Here are the rituals to perform Ahoi Ashtami Puja:

1. Sankalp: On the day of the Ahoi Ahstami festival, women should take the Sankalp (pledge) to keep the fast for the long life of their children.
2. Ahoi Ashtami Puja: Ahoi Mata is worshipped during the Ahoi Ashtami Puja. Women perform the puja in the evening by narrating the Ahoi Ashtami Vrat Katha and greet each other by saying Happy Ahoi Ashtami. The Puja is performed using a silver Syau and worshipped with roli, rice, and milk during the Puja. Later the Syau is worn on the neck as a pendant. During the puja, Ahoi Ashtami Aarti is also performed.
3. Ahoi Ashtami Upaaye: During the Ahoi Ashtami Puja, you should offer red and white flowers to the Goddess. Other offerings include halwa, sandalwood, and pua. People also light a diya under the peepal tree in the evening.
4. Worshipping of Stars: In the evening of Ahoi Ashtami, women give Arghya to the stars after performing the puja and narrating the Ahoi Ashtami Katha. Devotees use the Kalash to give Arghya to the stars and then break their fast with the Prasad for the Goddess.
5. Association with Krishnashtmi: Ahoi Ashtami is also known as Krishnashtami, as it falls on the eighth day of the Krishna Paksha in the Hindu calendar. This day is considered to be very auspicious for people who are facing difficulties in conceiving a child. Devotees take a holy dip in the ‘Radha Kunda’, a sacred pond in Mathura.

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Good Friday Friday 29 March Public
Easter Sunday 31 March Restricted
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Mahavir Jayanti Sunday 21 April Restricted
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Q. Is Ahoi Ashtami fast without water?

A. Ahoi Ashtami fast process does not include consuming food and water.

Q. Can we eat before sunrise on Ahoi Ashtami?

A. Yes, women who are fasting on Ahoi Ashtami can eat before sunrise on the day of the festival.

Q. Is Sargi eaten in Ahoi Ashtami?

A. No, Sargi is the ritual performed during the festival of Karva Chauth and Ahoi Ashtami 2024 will be celebrated after 4 days of the Karva Chauth festival.

Q. Which goddess is worshipped on Ahoi Ashtami?

A. Goddess Ahoi is worshipped on the festival of Ahoi Ashtami.

Q. Which colour to wear on Ahoi Ashtami?

A. Yellow colour is considered to be auspicious on Ahoi Ashtami.