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Shardiya Navratri 2022: From Sabudana Khichdi to Banana Walnut Lassi, try these special food recipes

This year Sharad Navratri will be celebrated on September 26 till October 5 with Vijay Dashami and Durga Visarjan.

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Shardiya Navratri is round the corner. And this Hindu month of Ashwin, dedicated to the celebration of goddess Durga’s all 9 avatars can become even more special with some Vrat recipes.

Even the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has introduced a special Vrat thalis for the passengers who will ne fasting during the Shardiya Navratri. Hence we bring to you five of the best and easiest special food recipes to be made during the auspicious occasion of Shardiya Navratri 2022.

Banana Walnut Recipe

For the ones who will be fasting during Shardiya Navratri but also want to have some thing light, Banana Walnut Recipe is the one for you. This drink can charge you up with nourishment and can be consumed as an energy drink. All you have to do is mix the goodness of yogurt, banana, walnuts and honey. Drink up this healthy lassi to keep yourself energized through the day.

Chawal Ka Dhokla

Chawal Ka Dhokla is a fresh recipe that can give you a break from the usual fried puris and pakodas. You can use the samwat ke chawal and grind it well. After steaming it in a cake pan cut it into pieces and tempered with whole red chillies, cumin, ghee and curry leaves. Enjoy this Navratri fasting special dish at home.

Sabudana Khichdi

As we all know that sabudana is full of starch, and it gives the much needed energy boost during the time of fasting. sabudana khichdi is made in a similar way as poha. You can add peanuts and potato in you special recipie. The one’s fasting can also made sabudana vada with the same ingredients, which also make great Navratri snacks.

Aloo Ki Kadhi

Next in line is Aloo ki Kadhi. As much as the name might be amusing you, the taste of will be also be great. Just tuck into the soothing flavors of this light and lovely curry made with the potatoes. Move over the boring aloo ka falahar and instead choose to eat some healthy aloo kadhi and make your Navratri even more special. 

Paneer Rolls

Paneer rolls can be a good change during Shardiya Navratri. The delightful paneer recipe can be cooked during the fasting season of Navratri. Made with grated paneer, potatoes, sendha namak and spices, this is a delicious mid-day snack. Try it with mint or coriander chutney and have it any time during the day.

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Durga Ashtami 2022: Wishes, greetings and quotes to share with your friends and family

This day is also known for Astra Puja (Worshiping Weapons) as on this day the weapons of goddess Durga are worshipped.

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Durga Ashtami 2022

Durga Ashtami is one of the auspicious festivals for Hindus. It is one of the five-day long Durga Puja festivals which is celebrated in honour of Goddess Durga. The eighth day of the nine-day Navratri celebration marks the victory of Goddess Durga over Mahishasura, the demon.

This day is also known as Astra Puja (Worshipping Weapons), as on this day the weapons of goddess Durga are worshipped. People observe a fast and pray to Goddess Durga for good health, happiness, and prosperity. This year, Durga Ashtami will be celebrated on October 3.

On the occasion of Durga Ashtami, here are the wishes, quotes and greetings to share with your friends and family.

Wishes

  • Hope this Durga Ashtami brings in good fortune and abounding happiness for you. Happy Durga Ashtami!
  • May this festival fill your life with new joys that surround you and your loved ones with positive vibes, now and forever. Happy Maha Ashtami to you!
  • May the power of Goddess Durga empowers you and your family with health, wealth, happiness, and prosperity. Durga Ashtami!
  • May Maa Durga is always there to support you through all the challenges of your life. Wishing you a very Happy Durga Ashtami to you.
  • May goddess Durga protects your family from the evil and empowers you with the light of knowledge and truth. Happy Durga Ashtami to you and your family.

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Greetings

  • Ma Durga is a Mother of the Universe, she represents the infinite power of the universe and is a symbol of female dynamism. Happy Durga Ashtami 2022!
  • On the occasion of Durga Ashtami, I wish your life is illuminated with bright smiles and glorious success. Wishing you a cheerful and blessed Durga Ashtami.
  • Navratri ke pavan utsav par aapke ghar Durga ji ka agaman ho, aapke ghar mein sukh aur samruddhi ka vaas ho, yehi humari manokamna hai.
  • Spend time with your loved ones during the festival of Durga Puja. Make them feel special and valued. Forget about all your worries and let Goddess Durga handle your problems. Happy Durga Puja.
  • Nav Kalpana Nav Jyotsna Nav Shakti Nav Aradhana – May your wishes be fulfilled on the auspicious occasion of Navratri.

Quotes

  • Durga Puja is the blessed time of the year. It is the time to rejoice in the glories of Maa Durga. Wishing you a very Happy Maha Saptami. Jai Mata Di!!!
  • May your life shine bright with the choicest blessings of Maa. May there be new opportunities and new goals to chase. Best wishes on Durga Saptami to you.
  • Good health, prosperity, success and fortune come your way with the love and blessings of Maa Durga on this Durga Saptami. Jai Mata Di!!!
  • On this pious occasion, I wish that Maa Durga bestows you and your family with fame, glory, happiness, health, and good fortune. Subho Maha Saptami to you!!!
  • Durga Puja is a blessed time, rejoice in the glories of Maa Durga, and celebrate all the blessings of the Goddess, with your friends, family, and acquaintances, Happy Maha Saptami.

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Shardiya Navratri 2022 Day 8: Know about Maa Mahagauri, Ashtami puja significance, and mantras

The eighth day of Shardiya Navratri is known as Mahashtami.

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Maha Ashtami

The festival of Navratri is celebrated with utmost religious fervour across the country and all nine forms of Goddess Durga are worshipped during this span of time. This year, Shardiya Navratri started from September 26 and will continue till October 4, Tuesday.

Navratri Mahashtami will be celebrated on October 3, Monday, this year and Mahanavami falls on October 4. Devotees worship Maa Mahagauri on Day 8 of Navratri. The Ashtami and Navami days of Navratri have a special significance in Hindu religion. On both days, Kanya Pujan is performed at homes.

Families invite nine little girls, who did not reach their puberty yet, to their homes to worship them and to feed the girls, who are a representation of the nine forms of Goddess Durga.

Significance of Maha Ashtami

The eighth day of Shardiya Navratri is known as Mahashtami. Hindus worship Goddess Mahagauri on the eighth day of Navratri that is on Ashtami Tithi. Kanya Pujan is also performed on this day.

It is believed that doing Kanya pujan has many benefits, including acquiring knowledge, power, wealth, success, and forgiveness for prior sins.

The eighth day of Navratri is known as Ashtami Tithi or Mahashtami Vrat. On the eighth day of Navratri, devotees worship Goddess Mahagauri, the eighth form of Navdurga. It is said that Goddess Shailputri was extremely beautiful and had a fair complexion when she was 16 years old. Due to her fair skin tone, she became known as Goddess Mahagauri.

Shubh muhurat for Kanya Pujan on Durgashtami

The Ashtami will start from 06:47 pm on October 2 and will continue till 04:37 pm on October 3.
According to the Hindu calendar, the best time for Havan Pujan on Ashtami Tithi will be from 10:41 am to 12:10 pm.

  • Ashtami Tithi Begins – 6:47 pm on October 2, 2022
  • Ashtami Tithi Ends – 4:37 pm on October 3, 2022
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Festivals in October 2022: From Karva Chauth to Diwali to Bhai Dooj, check complete list here

The tenth month of the year begins with the auspicious festivals of Hindus.

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Festivals in October 2022: From Karva Chauth to Diwali to Bhai Dooj, check complete list here

India is known as the land of festivals due to its rich combination of diverse cultures, ethnic backgrounds, languages, and religious beliefs. The country celebrates each and every festival with zeal and passion.

The tenth month of the year begins with the auspicious festivals of Hindus. The first week of the month will begin with Navratri and Durgotsava and end at Dussehra.

The second week of the festival will see Karva Chauth, a festival performed by married Hindu women in which they observe a fast from sunrise to moonrise and pray for the well-being and longevity of their husbands.

From Dhanteras to Diwali to Bhai Dooj, the last week of the month is full of celebrations.

Here is the complete list of festivals of October 2022.

  • October 2, 2022 (Sunday) – Gandhi Jayanti
  • October 3, 2022 (Monday) – Shardiya Navratri Mahaashtami (Durga Ashtami) and Kanya Puja
  • October 4, 2022 (Tuesday) –  Mahanavami, Navratri fasting
  • October 5, 2022 (Wednesday) – Dussehra (Vijayadashmi), Durga idol immersion
  • October 6, 2022 (Thursday) – Papankusha Ekadashi fast
  • October 7, 2022 (Friday) – Ashwin Shukra Pradosh Vrat
  • October 9, 2022 (Sunday) – Ashwin Purnima, Sharad Purnima, Kojagar Purnima Vrat
  • October 13, 2022 (Thursday) – Karva Chauth, Sankashti Chaturthi fast
  • October 15, 2022 (Saturday) – Skanda Shashthi fast
  • October 17, 2022 (Monday) – Tula Sankranti, Ahoi Ashtami
  • October 21, 2022 (Friday) – Rambha Ekadashi fast
  • October 22, 2022 (Saturday) – Dhanteras, Dhanvantari Jayanti, Kartik Pradosh Vrat
  • October 24, 2022 (Monday) – Diwali, Narak Chaturdashi
  • October 25, 2022 (Tuesday) – Kartik Amavasya
  • October 26, 2022 (Wednesday) – Bhai Dooj, Annakoot, Govardhan Puja, Yama Dwitiya, Chitragupta Puja
  • October 28, 2022 (Friday) – Kartik Vinayak Chaturthi
  • October 30, 2022 – Chhath Puja
  • October 31, 2022- Halloween
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