Maha Ashtami is an important Hindu festival celebrated with great devotion and enthusiasm by the devotees of Maa Durga. This year, it will be observed on Wednesday, March 29, 2023. It is the eighth day of the Navratri festival, a nine-day festival dedicated to the worship of the Hindu goddess Durga. The day is marked by fasting, prayers, and offerings to the deity. In some regions, devotees perform Kumari puja, where young girls are worshiped as the embodiment of the divine. In addition, people also perform various cultural and religious activities, including the traditional Durga puja, where an idol of the goddess is worshiped and offered prayers. Overall, Maha Ashtami is considered to be an auspicious day for spiritual pursuits and is widely celebrated across India and other parts of the world by Hindu communities.