New Delhi | Jagran Lifestyle Desk: Indian women observe Ahoi fast every year on the Krishna Paksha Ashtami of the Kartik month for the longevity and well being of their children. This fast holds a very special place in the hindu religion and it is observed 6-7 days before Diwali and four days after Karwa Chauth. This year, Ahoi Ashtami is being celebrated on Sunday, November 8. Mothers keep a day-long fast and rest their fast after observing a star in the sky. In some places, mothers also break their fast with the sighting of the moon.

Date and time of Ahoi Ashtami 2020

This year, the Ashtami Tithi of Krishna Paksha of Kartik month starts on 08 November at 07:29 am. Ahoi Ashtami will end on 09 November at 06:50 am. So, the fast of Ahoi Ashtami will be kept on 8 November.

Ahoi Ashtami 2020 Puja Muhurta

On the day of Ahoi Ashtami, Ahoi Mata is worshiped with proper rituals and methods. The time of worship for this day is 01 hours 19 minutes in the evening. You should worship Ahoi Ashtami between 05:37 pm to 06:56 pm. Ahoi Ashtami ends with the arrival of stars. The time for the arrival of the star is 8:02 pm.

Ahoi Ashtami 2020 moonrise time

Moon will appear quite late on Ahoi Ashtami. On this day, there will be a moonrise at 00:02 am. In this case, most of the women will open their fast after observing the stars. In most places, there is a tradition of completing the fast by looking at the stars.

Earlier, it is believed that this fast is observed only for the long life of a male child. However, now women have broken the stereotype and started treating all their children equally.  On the occasion of Ahoi Ashtami, women worship Ahoi Mata for the well being of their children. 

Posted By: Srishti Goel