Ahoi Ashtami 2023: Moonrise Time, Puja Muhurat, Vrat Niyam, Rituals And All You Need To Know

Ahoi Ashtami 2023: Moonrise Time, Puja Muhurat, Vrat Niyam, Rituals And All You Need To Know

Ahoi Ashtami 2023 Date: Ahoi Ashtami fast is on November 5, 2023. It is observed on the eighth day of Kartik month’s waning phase every year. To properly observe this fast related to one’s children, one should perform the puja of Ahoi Mata with the prescribed rituals to receive the desired results. Let’s have a look at about the auspicious time, puja procedure, the timing of moonrise, and the rules of Ahoi Ashtami.

Ahoi Ashtami 2023 Muhurat (Ahoi Ashtami 2023 Timings)

  • Start of Kartik Krishna Ashtami: November 5, 2023, at 12:59 AM
  • End of Kartik Krishna Ashtami: November 6, 2023, at 03:18 AM

Ahoi Ashtami Puja Muhurat: Evening 05:33 – Evening 06:52 (on November 5, 2023)

  • Time to view stars: Evening 05:58 (on November 5, 2023)
  • Moonrise time: Early morning 12:02, November 6 (the moon for Ahoi Ashtami rises late)
  • Radha Kund bathing time: November 5, 2023, at 11:37 PM – November 6, 2023, at 12:39 AM (couples facing difficulties in conceiving take a dip in Radha Kund on this day)

Ahoi Ashtami 2023 Auspicious Yogas (Ahoi Ashtami 2023 Shubh Yoga)

  • On November 5, 2023, during Ahoi Ashtami, there will be several auspicious yogas, including Ravi Pushya Nakshatra, which brings Sarvarthasiddhi, Shubh, Shrivatsa, Amala, Vashi, Sarala, and Gajakesari yogas.

Ahoi Ashtami Vrat Puja Vidhi:

  1. On Ahoi Ashtami, the observer should take a vow to fast after a bath before sunrise.
  2. Maintain a strict fast throughout the day and perform the puja during the Pradosh period at the auspicious time.
  3. Spread a red cloth on the puja platform and place an image or representation of Ahoi, which is a depiction of the seven sons, made with geru on a white paper.
  4. After invoking Lord Ganesha, offer roli, akshat, sindoor, singhada, and flowers to Goddess Ahoi.
  5. Recite the mantra, “Om Parvatipriyanandanaya Namah,” and then offer 8 sweet pua and pudi as prasad.
  6. Conclude the puja with Ahoi Mata’s aarti.
  7. In the evening, offer arghya to the stars or the moon and break your fast.

Ahoi Ashtami Vrat Niyam

  1. This fast, like Karva Chauth, can be quite challenging.
  2. While some people break their fast by observing the stars, others, based on their beliefs, break it after offering arghya to the moon.
  3. Use a brass vessel or the same karva that is used during Karva Chauth to offer arghya to the stars.
  4. Avoid consuming tamasic (heavy and stale) food on this day.
  5. It is considered auspicious to break the fast with prasad during the puja.
  6. On Ahoi Ashtami, do not use any sharp objects such as knives, scissors, or blades.
  7. Also, avoid digging the ground or plowing in the fields.
  8. In the middle of the night, there is a tradition to take a bath in Radha Kund, which is located on the Govardhan Parikrama path.
  9. It is believed that this ritual helps childless couples to conceive.