Wednesday was the auspicious occasion of Durga Ashtami, which is celebrated with much pomp and show by the devotees of Goddess Durga. Durga Ashtami is celebrated on the eighth day during the nine-day festival of Navratri celebrated by Hindu devotees.
Several celebrities were seen sharing Durga Ashtami wishes with their followers on Instagram on Wednesday. Bollywood actress Kajol shared a picture on Instagram, in which she is seen wearing a navy blue silk sari with an off-white blouse. The actress wore a pastel pink shade of lip color with a black eye-liner framing her eyes. Smiling for the camera, Kajol wrote in the caption, “Day 2. Wishing everyone a very Happy Durga Ashtami. Day 2.”
Celebrating the occasion of Durga Ashtami, actress Sayani Gupta also shared her look for the day. The 36-year-old actress took a mirror selfie as she wore a simple white cotton saree with a red border and a white blouse. The saree also featured a delicate weave of red cotton in intricate patterns. Completing the look, Sayani wore red lipstick and silver jewellery. In the caption, Sayani wrote, “Shubho Ashtami.”
Actress Mouni Roy on Wednesday shared a few pictures from Durga Ashtami celebrations with her Instagram followers. The actress shared pictures from her visit to the Durga Puja pandal with friends and family. Mouni was seen wearing a silver beige silk sari as she wore her hair in a traditional bun and accessorised her look with a long and choker necklace. Mouni was also seen wearing a pair of earrings completing her traditional look.
The occasion of Durga Ashtami is significant for the Bengali community, which celebrates Durga Puja starting from Shashthi, the sixth day of the festival. Durga Ashtami is also known as Mahashtami, a day when it is believed that Chamunda, an incarnation of Goddess Shakti, is worshipped. According to Hindu mythology, it is believed that the goddess appeared on this day to annihilate Mahishasura’s companions Chanda, Raktabeej and Munda.