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Dampatya Ashtami Vrat

Dampatya Ashtami is observed in Kartik month. The Dampatya Ashtami Vrat is observed by married couples for Dampatya Sukh or happiness in married life. Dampatya Ashtami 2024 date is October 24.

The vrat on the day is observed for peace, happiness and prosperity. Both husband and wife observe the vrat. The fasting on the day begins at sunrise and ends with the sighting of the moon.

Puja on the day is dedicated to Shiva and Parvati – Vishnu and Lakshmi. Prayers are offered by couples in the morning and evening on the day. A single meal is eaten on the day without salt. You can also fast by taking fruits and milk.

Evening puja is observed during moonrise. The fasting also ends.

Couples should donate food and clothes to poor people on the day.

Dampatya Ashtami is observed on Kartik Krishna Paksha Ashtami – the eighth day during the waning phase of moon in Kartik Month as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India.