Maha Ashtami, also known as ‘Astra Puja’, which means worshiping of weapons, is one of the most auspicious days of the Durga Puja Festival. It is an occasion which marks the victory of good over evil. According to tradition, Durga Ashtami originated in North India to honour unmarried girls, also called as’ kanjaks’ or ‘kumaris’, who represent shakti or energy of Maa Durga on Earth.
Even today, this ritual is performed in Kolkata and is known as Kumari Puja. Unmarried young girls are welcomed by washing their feet which is followed by applying Alata (a red paint), right before the Puja. After the rituals are over, the girls are fed sweets and foods.
To make sure you don’t miss out on wishing your friends and family, we have curated a list of images and messages that you can send on the occasion of Maha Ashtami.
*May this Ashtami, Maa Durga empower you with her nine blessings of name, glory, health, wealth, happiness, kindness, strength, faith and wisdom!
*On this auspicious occasion of Durga Puja, I wish you are blessed with prosperity and success by Maa Durga. Happy Maha Ashtami!
*May this Durga Puja, you get the happiness and joy you had longed for. Happy Maha Ashtami!
*May this auspicious day bring prosperity and joy,
The atmosphere is filled with love and happiness,
Therefore, I wish you a great Maha Ashtami!
*Good health, success, happiness and prosperity,
Joy, peace, love and lots of popularity.
These are my wishes for you this festive season,
For all my joy and happiness you are the only reason.
Happy Maha Ashtami!
*May this Ashtami brighten your day and night,
May it add colour to your life,
May it remove all the sorrows and worries from your life,
And give you the strength and patience to face every difficulty,
May it fill your life with lots of joy and well-being,
Have a great Maha Ashtami!
*This Maha Ashtami, I want to thank you, for being their with me all the times,
I want to thank you for holding my hands no matter how tough it was,
I want to thank you for making it more easier for me to overcome difficulties,
And I want to thank you for loving me each and every moment,
Sending you my choicest greetings this Maha Ashtami!
*May Maa Durga always keep you in her blessings,
And remove all your problems,
Have a wonderful Durga Ashtami.
*Let the festive spirit embrace you and your dear ones on this special occasion.
Wishing you a happy Maha Ashtami!
*Sending my warm wishes for a happy Maha Ashtami! May the day bring you good fortune and success. May Maa Durga shower her choicest blessings on you today and forever.
*As Goddess Durga returns home,
I wish she brings good luck and happiness for you and your family.
Wishing you a Happy Maha Ashtami!
*On this auspicious day of Durga Ashtami,
My greetings to you and your family,
Happiness and betterment at all levels,
For today and all time to come,
Success at the end of all your pursuits,
In the most truthful way.
*Fortunate is the one who has learned to admire, but not to envy.
Good Wishes to you and your loved ones for a joyous Durga Puja,
with plenty of Peace and Prosperity.
Have a great Maha Ashtami!
Wishing you a joyous Maha Ashtami!