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Nanda Ashtami 2019 date in Uttarakhand - Importance of Nanda Ashtami

Nanda Ashtami is associated with Goddess Nanda Devi and is observed on the Shukla Paksha Ashtami day (eighth day of waxing phase of moon) in Bhadrapad Month in Uttarakhand. Nanda Ashtami 2019 date is September 6. The importance of the festival is that it celebrates the visit of Nanda Devi to her mother’s home.

Nanda Devi 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.

Who is Nanda Devi

Nanda Devi is an incarnation of Goddess Shakti. 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.