This fast is associated with age and good fortune, on this day Mata Parvati and Lord Shiva are worshipped. It will start from 12.51 pm on October 28 and will continue till 2.10 am on October 29. The auspicious time of worship is from 6.40 pm to 8.35 pm. Ahoi Devi is said to be the form of Mother Parvati. With the grace of Ahoi Mata, all the obstacles in the life of the children are removed, the mother is happy and protects the children of all. It is mainly celebrated in North India. This fast is as difficult as Karva Chauth and is celebrated four days after Karva Chauth and before Diwali. In many places it is also known by the name Ahoi Eight. This fast is observed on Ashtami Tithi and on this day Ahoi Mata is worshipped, hence it is called Ahoi Ashtami. There is such a love test of women that on the day of Karva Chauth, they pray for the longevity of their husbands and on Ahoi Ashtami, they pray for the longevity of their children, so the woman's form is said to be a symbol of love and power.
What is the religious belief associated with this fast
In earlier times, during festivals, houses were covered with clay. Seven daughters-in-law of one such house, along with their sister-in-law, went towards the forest to collect soil. There, during the excavation, a child of the Syahu family, who lived below the girl's scabbard, died. Since then, whenever the girl had children, she would die within seven days. Seeing all this, she got worried, now when Pandit ji was called and told about this, then according to the instructions of Pandit ji, Ahoi Mata's fast was done, as a result of which all the children of the girl became alive, since then this fast has a special recognition. Ahoi Mata is worshiped for all the troubles of the children and for their longevity.
What is the worship method related to this fast
First of all take a bath at sunrise and remember the Lord. Wear clean clothes and make a picture of Ahoi Mata, Syahu and all the seven sons in the wall of your temple with ocher and rice or stick a picture, then make a swastika sign with turmeric in a pot filled with water and cover it and keep the water chestnut on the lid. . Sit down with all the women and worship, listen to the story, give clothes to all the women. Worship with true spirit and offer any sweets. After worship and aarti, chant the mantras related to the mother. Offer water and food to the stars early in the night. On this day a silver garland is made in which Ahoi Mata's locket is attached. Every year two pearls named Syahu are added to it. This story is recited in the presence of his child. Even after fasting on this day, one should stay away from white food items like milk, curd, kheer etc. Donate to women after worship, respect women. The use of any sharp object by women is prohibited on this day. It is said that women do not even cut vegetables on this day. This fast observed on this day brings auspicious results for all mothers. This fruit is so pleasant that people have not even expected. Mother Ahoi protects all the children from trouble and takes care of them like her own child.