In Hindu mythology there are festivals for brother, sisters, husbands and almost every family member and here is a festival for a child which is called Ahoi Ashtami. This festival is celebrated 8 days before the celebration of Diwali.
On this day mother do fasting for long lives and safety of their child. In different places and regions in India Ahoi Ashtami is celebrated on different dates and months but the motive of fasting and procedure is similar.
The Ahoi Puja and fasting if done for Mata Ahoi or Goddess Ahoi for the wellbeing of their child and it is said that when the mother sacrifices their one day food for their children, then their children are blessed by goddess Ahoi and this is the core reason for fasting and celebration of Ahoi Ashtami.
Ahoi Ashtami 2019
The dates and months for the celebration of this festival are different in different regions, for ex- in the northern part; Ahoi Ashtami is celebrated in month of “Kartik” and according to regional calendar of Gujarat Ahoi Ashtami is celebrated in month of Ashwin. There will be different months of the celebration of Ahoi Ashtami 2019 but the motive will be same which is well being of their kids.
In the month of “Kartik” eight days prior of Diwali, Ahoi Ashtami date 2019 will be on 21st of October Monday. October month will be having many holy festivals of Hindu Mythology and all is back to back after or before Navratri.
Ahoi Ashtami date 2019 has been decided according to the position of stars and planets as these celestial bodies play very vital role in date and timings in Hindu Mythology. And the date also depends on the region in India because every region has its own history.
Ahoi Ashtami Vrat Katha
Similar to Karwa Chauth there is Ahoi Ashtami Vrat Katha which is listened by the group of ladies at any holy place. The Vrat Katha play very major role in the pattern of worshiping as according to the ancient tradition, the Vrat Katha provides peace to mind and inspiration to bear the hunger.
Also there is another important point that Ahoi Ashtami Vrat Katha in Hindi is a better Katha hearing comparing to any other language. In past the language Katha used to be in Sanskrit but now the Katha has been translated into many languages which also include some regional language.
Hearing Katha in any language doesn’t change the importance but while translating the Katha there are many words which are not covered properly. Ahoi Ashtami Vrat Katha in Hindi is the best alternative of Sanskrit.
But at the end the importance of Ahoi Ashtami Vrat Katha should not be changed, Ahoi Ashtami Vrat Katha in Hindi is preferred one because of its easy language and more compatibility. If your are sitting with group of ladies and planning to listen Ahoi Ashtami Vrat Katha then you cannot choose any rare language because you have to go with a common language everyone can easily understand the content.