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Maha Navami & Durga Ashtami

Maha Navami & Durga Ashtami

On 24th October 2020, Hindus will be celebrating its most popular festivals- Durga Ashtmi and Maha Navmi pooja. Usually, Maha Navami pooja is celebrated on the next day of Durga Ashtami. However, this year, the two festivals are occurring on the same day. “Ashtami” and “Navmi” mean the eighth and the ninth day of Navratri that is dedicated to Goddess Durga.

How Is It Celebrated?

‘Maha Navmi’ pooja is considered to hold so much value that the worship on this day is equivalent to all the nine days of  ‘Navratri’. Traditionally every state in India has different and unique ways to celebrate the festival but what remains common is the worship of the mighty Goddess Durga.

Interview with a Hindu Priest Sagarbhai Shukla

Interview with a Hindu Priest Sagarbhai Shukla

We have been so lucky with ‘The Jai Jais’ that our paths have crossed with the wonderful Sagarbhai Shukla, Hindu priest, Wembley.

His understanding of Hinduism and scriptures make it so relatable to the modern generation. We have been so blessed to spend time with him, and understand how our generation, and our children can continue to maintain and grow our cultural and religious roots.

He explains so well the reason behind certain poojas, vrats and festivals and you will see his wisdom in our joint blogs. 🙏🏼