Durva grass has been used in worship for a long time. Durva grass has been considered pure. Lord Ganapati cannot be worshiped without this grass.
Durva has been used in worship. Durva Ashtami 2021 is one of the unique festivals among Hindus as it is dedicated to the sacred grass called Durva. Durva is specially used while worshiping Lord Ganesha during Ganesh Chaturthi. On this day women keep fast for the whole day and worship for the happiness and prosperity of their family. This auspicious day falls every year during the Ashtami of Shukla Paksha in the month of Bhadrapada. This year this day will be celebrated tomorrow i.e. on September 13, 2021.
Durva Ashtami 2021 date and auspicious time
Date: 13 September, Monday
Ashtami Tithi starts – 13th September, Monday at 03:10 pm
Ashtami date ends – September 14, Tuesday at 01:09 pm
Importance of Durva Ashtami 2021
Durva is a sacred grass that is used during Hindu rituals. This name is made up of two words ‘Duhu’ and ‘Avam’. Durva has three blades, which represent the three principles of Mool Ganesh, Adi Shakti and Adi Shiva. According to Hindu mythology, Durva has the power to attract the principles of Lord Ganesha, and this is the reason why offering Durva to Lord Ganesha holds significance. The observance of Durga Ashtami brings harmony, peace and marital bliss.
Durva Ashtami 2021 : Legend
Durva is mentioned in Rigveda and Atharvaveda. According to Bhavishya Purana, fearful grass emerged from the hair of Lord Vishnu during the churning of the ocean. This happened when Lord Vishnu was supporting Mount Mandara, some of his hair fell from his arms and turned into Durva. After the conclusion of Samudra Manthan, when the Devas and the Asuras were carrying the nectar, some drops fell on the grass and that is why Durva is considered holy.
Worship method of Durva Ashtami 2021
Wake up early in the morning, take a bath and wear clean clothes
Collect Durva, curd, flowers, incense sticks etc. and keep it in the temple of the house.
Offer all the above ingredients to Durva and worship the holy grass.
After worship, offer Durva to idols, especially to Lord Ganesha, Lord Shiva and Mother Parvati.
According to Hindu belief, donating clothes and food to Brahmins on this day brings luck and immense wealth.
Note- The information given here is based on religious beliefs and folk beliefs, there is no scientific evidence for this. It has been presented here keeping in mind the general public interest.
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