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Nanda Ashtami 2017 date

Nanda Ashtami is associated with Goddess Nandadevi and is observed on the Shukla Paksha Ashtami day (eighth day of waxing phase of moon) in Bhadrapad Month. Nanda Ashtami 2017 date is August 29. The festival celebrates the visit of Nanda Devi to her mother’s home. Nandadevi is one of the most popular deities in the hills of Uttarakhand. There are numerous temples dedicated to Nanda Devi in Garhwal and Kumaon regions.

Nanda Devi is an incarnation of Goddess Shaki. It is believed that Nanda Devi is Yoga Maya, the baby girl who replaced Krishna in the prison and escaped from the hands of Kamsa and warned him that Krishna, the son of Devaki, is already born and he will put an end to the terror of Kamsa.

Nanda Ashtami festivities end with Nanda Jat, a ceremonial farewell from her mother’s house.