Ahoi Ashtami fasting story, method of worship, auspicious time and zodiac measures
Ahoi Ashtami fast saves from untoward
This festival especially celebrated in North India, mothers observe the Ahoi Ashtami fast to avoid any untoward incident in the life of their son. This fast is observed on the fourth day of Karva Chauth in the month of Kartik and eight days before Deepawali, which falls on the Ashtami of Krishna Paksha of Kartik month. In 2022, the festival of Ahoi Ashtami will be celebrated on 17 October. The month of Kartik has great importance and its glory has also been mentioned in Padma Purana. It is said that taking bath before sunrise every day in this month, observing Brahmacharya fast, chanting Gayatri Mantra and eating sattvik food also destroys the great sins. That is why all the fasts that come in this month have special fruits and this is the reason that the Ahoi Ashtami festival celebrated in this month also has a lot of importance. Overall, this festival is safe from any untoward incident.
About Ahoi Ashtami
Mothers fast from sunrise to dusk (evening) on Ahoi Ashtami for the well being of sons. There is a law to break the fast after seeing the stars in the sky in the evening. However, some women break the fast after seeing the moon. There is some difficulty in seeing the moon, because the moonrise is late on the night of Ahoi Ashtami. Childless women also observe the Ahoi Ashtami fast with the desire to have a son.
Ahoi Ashtami fasting method
On this day, taking a bath in the morning and at the time of worship, the vow of Ahoi Ashtami fast is taken for the long life and happy life of the son. Mother Goddess Parvati is the one who saves from misfortune, therefore Mata Parvati is worshiped in this fast. For the worship of Ahoi Mata, the picture of Ahoi Mata along with the picture of Syahu and her seven sons is also made on the wall with ocher. The story is told and heard by placing a bowl of rice, radish, water chestnut etc. in front of the mother. While worshiping in the morning, water is kept in the lota and water is kept in the Karve on top of it. The karana used in this should be the same as that used in Karva Chauth. The water of this Karva is also sprinkled throughout the house on the day of Diwali. These images are worshiped in the evening. Arghya is offered to the stars along with rice in the evening with water from the lota. There is a law to make Ahoi of silver in Ahoi Puja, which is called Syahu. Syahu is worshiped with Roli, Akshat, milk and rice.
Ahoi Ashtami fasting story
In ancient times, a moneylender had seven sons and seven daughters-in-law. This moneylender also had a daughter who had come to her maternal home from her in-laws’ house on Diwali. On Diwali, seven daughters-in-law and sister-in-law went to the forest to bring soil to cover the house. Syahu (porcupine) lived with her seven sons at the place where the moneylender’s daughter was cutting the soil. A child of ink died due to the injury of a moneylender’s daughter’s scabbard accidentally while cutting the soil. Syahu got angry on this and said I will tie your womb.
Afraid of ink, the moneylender’s daughter pleads one by one to her seven sisters-in-law to get her womb tied up instead. The youngest sister-in-law agrees to have her womb tied in exchange for her sister-in-law. After this, all the children of the younger sister-in-law, they die after seven days. After this he called the Pandit and asked the reason, then the Pandit advised to serve the Surhi cow.
Pleased with the service, Surhi takes him to Syahu. Meanwhile, both of them take rest when they are tired. Suddenly the little daughter-in-law of the moneylender sees that a snake is going to bite the child of Garuda Pankhni and she kills the snake. In this, Garuda Pankhni comes there and along with Surhi brings them to Syahu. There, Syahu, pleased with the service of the younger daughter-in-law, blesses her to have seven sons and seven daughters-in-law. With the blessings of Syahu, the house of the younger daughter-in-law becomes green with sons and daughter-in-law.
Measure by amount
On October 17, the Moon will be in Pushya Nakshatra and will be transiting in its own Cancer sign. In such a situation, if worship is done according to the zodiac, then it will get better benefits.
Aries – There will be a fourth transit of the Moon, which will increase happiness. For getting good luck, you must offer vermilion to the mother.
Taurus – Being the third transit of the Moon, this will increase the will power, so offer white sandalwood to Lord Shiva.
Gemini – Due to the second transit of the Moon, there will be no shortage of money and food grains in your house by giving dakshina to your mother.
Cancer – The first transit of the Moon will be there, for this reason fruits should be offered for better health.
Leo – Due to the twelfth transit of the moon, there will be fear of disease, that is why during the fast one must chant a garland of Mahamrityunjaya.
Virgo – Due to the eleventh transit of the moon, offer a garland of white flowers to Goddess Parvati for the benefits of Aajwin.
Libra – Being the tenth transit, working women should offer as much adornment material as possible for blessings in the workplace.
Scorpio – Being the ninth transit, narrate the story to yourself as well as others for the growth of religion.
Sagittarius – Due to the eighth transit, there will be distraction in the mind. For this reason, one should chant the Panchakshari Mantra of Lord Shiva by being focused.
Capricorn – Being the seventh transit, there will be a desire for worldly pleasures. In such a situation, sweet dish or kheer made at home should be offered to the mother.
Aquarius – Being the sixth transit, Aalata should be offered to the mother to get victory over enemies or adversities.
Pisces – Destruction of sins and good luck due to the fifth transit Sindoor should be offered for attainment.
Ahoi Ashtami Vrat 2022
Ashtami date start – 09:29 AM on Oct 17, 2022
Ashtami date ends – 11:57 AM on Oct 18, 2022
Ahoi Ashtami Puja Muhurta
Ahoi Ashtami Puja Muhurta – 05:50 PM to 07:05 PM
Duration – 1 Hour 15 Mins
Evening time to see the stars – 06:13 PM
Moonrise on the night of Ahoi Ashtami – 11:24 PM
With the blessings of Ganeshji,