Ahoi Ashtami date based on Hindu panchang and calendars in North India. The vrat and puja is dedicated to Ahoi Mata or Goddess Hoi. Ahoi Ashtami 2017 date is October 12 in most regions in North India. It is observed by mothers for the welfare of their children. Ahoi Ashatmi is observed on the eighth day of the Krishna Paksha of Kartik month as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in
Ahoi Ashtami fasting is from morning to sighting of the moon. Some people end the fast when the first star is sighted.
A popular story associated with Ahoi Ashtami states that a mother had lost seven sons. She was able to get back all her sons safely after observing Ahoi Ashtami Vrat.
Hoi mata vrat is more popular in