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Budh Ashtami 2024 dates

Budh Ashtami is observed when the Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi or eighth day during the waxing phase of moon in a Hindu lunar calendar falls on Wednesday or Budhwar. In 2024, the Budhashtami date is May 15 and September 11.

The prayers and puja on the day is dedicated to Goddess Parvati and Shiva. The prayers are performed for redemption of sins.

It is said in the Brahmanda Purana that the performance of the ritual helps in removing sins performed in previous births too.

In some regions people who observe the vrat only take eight handfuls of food on the day.