2013 Ahoi Ashtami
On Ahoi Ashtami
mothers hold a fast from dawn to dusk for the well-being of their sons. Fast is broken during twilight after sighting stars in the sky. (Some women break the fast after sighting the moon but it might be difficult to follow as the moon rises late in the night on Ahoyi Ashtami.)
Ahoi Ashtami fasting day falls approximately eight days before Diwali Puja
and four days after Karwa Chauth
. Similar to Karwa Chauth, Ahoi Ashtami is more popular in North India. This day is also known as Ahoi Aathe
because fasting for Ahoi Ashtami is done during Ashtami Tithi which is the eighth day of the month.
Similar to Karwa Chauth, Ahoi Ashtami is a strict fasting day and most women abstain even from water throughout the day. The fast is broken only after sighting the stars.
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