Sharad Navratri 2023 Navratri has special significance in Hindu religion. This year Shardiya Navratri is starting from Sunday, October 15. In such a situation, Mahashtami fast will be observed on 22nd October. Khoichha feast organized for Maa Durga on this day has special significance. Let us know the importance and method of filling Khoichha to Maa Durga on Maha Ashtami.

New Delhi, Spirituality Desk. Maha Ashtami Vrat 2023: During the nine days of Navratri, people worship nine different forms of Goddess Durga. Ashtami Tithi of Navratri is dedicated to the worship of Mother Mahagauri. It is also known as Mahashtami or Durga Ashtami. On this day, there is a tradition of women offering Khoichha to Maa Durga. By doing this the investigator can achieve the desired results.

The nine nights dedicated to the worship of Goddess Durga are called Navratri. According to religious beliefs, Goddess Durga appeared on Ashtami Tithi to destroy evil spirits. This is the reason why Ashtami Tithi of Navratri has special significance. There is a tradition of worshiping Mahagauri, the eighth form of Goddess Durga, on the Ashtami day of Navratri.

On the day of Maha Ashtami, women fill Maa Durga with Khoichha as per rituals. It is believed that as long as the mother’s Kalash remains filled with water, the family will remain happy and prosperous. Actually, in states like Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh, the ritual of filling Koichha is performed at the time of farewell of the daughter. When a married daughter leaves her maternal home to her husband’s house, i.e. while bidding farewell, the mother or sister-in-law gives something as a gift, like paddy or rice, turmeric, coins, flowers etc. It is called Koicha.

When their wishes are fulfilled, women fill Khoicha which contains betel leaves, betel nuts, sweets, rice, turmeric, Akshat etc. On this day, women do sixteen adornments of Mata Rani to fulfill her wishes. After this, Maa Durga was bid farewell. During this time, women tie makeup items in Chunari and offer them to Mother Goddess.

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