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Virashtami 2024 Date – Bira Ashtami in 2024

Virashtami, also known as Bira Ashtami, is observed on the eighth day of the waxing phase of moon (Shukla Paksha) of Ashwin month. Virashtami 2024 date is October 11. It is also known as Durgashtami and is the eighth day of the Navratri and the Ashtami day of Durga Puja celebrations. A fast is observed on the day by man devout Hindus. Weapons of Goddess Durga are also worshipped on the day.

The day is known as Virashtami as there are displays using arms and martial art performances. The day is also observed as Astra Puja as weapons of Goddess Durga are worshipped on the day.

On the day the 64 Yoginis and Ashta Nayikas, the eight consorts of Durga, are also worshipped. Temples of Goddess Shakti perform special pujas and rituals on the day.