Ahoi Ashtami Vrat Date 2017 to 2022 | History of Ahoi Ashtami Vrat | Ahoi Ashtami Vrat Katha | Method of Ahoi Ashtami Fast | Ahoi Ashtami Vrat Aarti | Pictures

Ahoi Ashtami Vrat Date 2017 to 2022 

Ahoi Ashtami Vrat date of Year 2017 : 12thOctober 2017 (Thursday)
Ahoi Ashtami Vrat date of Year 2018 : 31st October 2018(Wednesday)
Ahoi Ashtami Vrat date of Year 2019 : 21st October 2019 (Monday)
Ahoi Ashtami Vrat date of Year 2020 : 8th November 2020 (Sunday)
Ahoi Ashtami Vrat date of Year 2021 :  28th October 2021 (Thursday)
Ahoi Ashtami Vrat date of Year 2022 : 17th October 2022 (Monday)

History of Ahoi Ashtami Vrat

Ahoi Ashtami Vrat is observed by mothers for the well-being of their sons. The Ahoi Ashtami is usually celebrated in the months of October-November or the Karthik month (specifically the 8th day after full moon) in the Hindu calendar. The Ahoi Ashtami fast and prayer are almost similar to that of Karwa Chauth. People from different parts of North India celebrate the fast with a few variations.

The story of Ahoi Ashtami relates to a woman who lived in a village with her seven sons. During the process of renovating and painting her house, she went to the forest to bring soil. This was during the month of Karthik just before the Diwali festival. While digging the soil, the axe accidentally falls and hurts a cub in a nearby den. Subsequently, the cub dies and the woman feels sorry and responsible for what happened to the cub. However, she takes the soil from the forest and returns home.

Over the next year, her seven sons die and she feels it is fallout of what happened with the cub in the forest. Unable to bear her guilt, she confesses her sin to some of her neighbors in the village. The neighbors tell her that by confessing her sin she has almost negated the effect of her sin. As atonement for her sin, they also suggest that she offer prayers to the goddess Ashtami Bhagawati by sketching the face of the cub.

So, the woman fasts on the Karthik Krishna Ashtami by praying and observing a fast regularly. She eventually gets back all her seven sons by the power of her prayer and ever since it becomes a ritual to worship the goddess Ahoi Ashtami Bhagawati every year. This story became popular and even today mothers fast and prays to Ahoi Mata for the well-being and bright future of their sons.

Ahoi Ashtami Vrat Katha 

Once upon a time, there lived a kind and devoted woman in a village situated near to a dense forest. She had seven sons. One day in the month of Kartik, just few days before Diwali festivities, the woman decided to repair and decorate her house for Diwali celebrations. To renovate her house, she decided to go to the forest to fetch some soil. While digging the soil in the forest, she accidentally killed a lion cub with the spade with which she was digging the soil. She felt sad, guilty and responsible for what happened to the innocent cub.

Within a year of this incident, all the seven sons of the woman disappeared and they were considered dead by the villagers. The villagers assumed that her sons might have been killed by some wild animals of the forest. The woman was very depressed and correlated all the misfortune with the accidental death of the cub by her. One day, she narrated her woes to one the old ladies of the village. She discussed the incident how she committed the sin of killing the cub mistakenly. The old lady advised the woman that as atonement for her sin, she should offer her prayers to the Goddess Ahoi Bhagawati, an incarnation of Goddess Parvati by sketching the face of the cub. She was suggested to observe fast and perform puja for the Goddess Ahoi as She believed to be the protector of offspring of all living beings.

The woman decided to worship Goddess Ahoi on Ashtami. When the day of Ashtami came, the woman drew the face of the cub and observed fast and performed Ahoi Mata Puja. She honestly repented for the sin which she had committed. The Goddess Ahoi was pleased with her devotion and honesty and appeared before her and gave her the boon of long lives of her sons. Soon all her seven sons returned home alive. From that day onwards, it became a ritual to worship Goddess Ahoi Bhagawati every year on the day of Kartik Krishna Ashtami. The mothers pray and fast for the well being of their children on this day.

Method of Ahoi Ashtami Fast 

This fast is observed to keep up the good luck of the child. Hence, only mothers have this fast. As per a belief, this day is considered as the beginning of Diwali. The mothers’ observing this fast, wake up early in the morning a keep water in a utensil made of mud(Kora Karawa). They worship Goddess Ahoi. They fast for the whole day and don’t eat anything. In the evening Goddess Ahoi is offered fruits and worshiped again.

And, Ahoi is worshiped in the evening when stars come out in the sky. Stars are offered the pure water stored in Karawa. And, Ahoi is made on wall with wheatish color. Which is worshiped in the evening. Some thing sweet is prepared and offered to the Goddess, then water is drunk from the hands of child, ending the fast. A detailed method of this Vrat is as follows.

Ahoi Ashtami Vrat Aarti

Jai Ahoi Mata Jai Ahoi Mata.
Tumko Nisdin Dhyavat Hari Vishnu Dhata.
Jai Ahoi Mata.
Brahamni Rudrani Kamla tu he hai Jag Datta.
Surya Chandrama Dhyavat Narad Rishi Gatta.
Jai Ahoi Mata.
Mata Roop Niranjan Sukh Sampatti Datta.
Jo koi Tumko Dhyavat Nit Mangal Patta.
Jai Ahoi Mata.
Tu he hai Pataal Basanti tu he hai Sukh Datta.
Karma Prabhav Prakashak Jagniddhi se Trata.
Jai Ahoi Mata.
Jis Ghar Tharo Vaas wahi mein Gunna atta.
Kar na sake soi kar le Mann nahi Ghabrata.
Jai Ahoi Mata.
Tum bin Sukh na hovay Putra na koi Patta.
Khaan-Paan ka vaibhav tum bin nahi atta.
Jai Ahoi Mata.
Subh gun Sundar Yukta Sheer Niddhi Jatta.
Ratan Chaturdarsh tokun koi nahi Patta.
Jai Ahoi Mata.
Shree Ahoi Ma ki Aarti jo koi gatta.
Ur Umang Atti Upjay Paap Uttar Jatta.
Jai Ahoi Mata..

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