Ashok Ashtami 2016 date – Ashokashtami

Ashok Ashtami, or Ashokashtami, is a unique ritual associated with Goddess Shakti and Lord Shiva and is observed on the eighth day during the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) of Chaitra month. Ashok Ashtami 2016 date is April 14. The day is of great significance in Orissa and in some Southern states of India.

It is believed that Lord Ram performed Ashoka Ashtami rituals before beginning the final assault on Ravana. 

Ashokashtami is an important observance at the famous Lingaraj Temple in Bhubaneswar in Orissa.

The ritual is dedicated to propitiate Goddess Shakti to win her favor.

You can find more details of Ashok Ashtami in this article.