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Ashtami Snan at Langalbandh in Bangladesh

Ashtami Snan is an annual festival held on the Chaitra Shukla Paksha Ashtami (ninth day during the waxing phase of moon in Chaitra Month) as per Hindu Lunar Calendar. The festival is mainly observed at Langalbandh in Bangladesh . In 2023, Ashtami Snan begins on March 29. The main ritual involves taking bath in the Brahmaputra River at Langalbandh in Narayanganj and other holy rivers associated with Hindu community in Bangladesh . Ashtami Snan is a 7-day festival and fair at Langalbandh.

Tarashtami – Ashtami dedicated to Goddess Tara

Tarashtami is dedicated to Goddess Tara and is observed on the eighth day during the Chatira and Ashwin Navratri. Tara Ashtami 2023 date during Chaitra Navratri is on March 29. Goddess Tara is one among the numerous forms of Goddess Shakti. Tarashtami is observed on the eighth day of the Shukla Paksha or waxing phase of moon in Chaitra and Ashwin month. The day is popularly observed as Durga Ashtami. Maa Tara is also the family deity of several families in North India . They conduct special pujas and rituals on the day. 

Swami Vivekananda Fate Quotes – We Are Makers Of Our Fate

We often blame for our failures on destiny, others, parents or fate. But what we are not ready to accept is the fact that we are makers of our own fate. Swami Vivekananda explains this. We human beings are very slow to recognize our own weakness, our own faults, so long as we lay the blame upon somebody else. Man in general lay all the blame of life upon their fellow men or failing that, on God, or they conjure up a ghost, and say it is fate. Where is fate, and who is fate? We reap what we sow. Our attempts to blame on Him, making Him the punisher, and the rewarder, are only foolish. He neither punishes nor rewards any. His infinite mercy is open to everyone, at all times, in all places, under all conditions, unfailing, unswerving. Upon us depends who we use it. Upon us depends who we utilize it. Blame neither man, nor God, nor anyone in the world. When you find yourselves suffering, blame yourselves, and try to do better. We are the makers of our own fate. None else has the