Masik Durgashtami is a monthly ritual dedicated to the worship of Goddess Durga. Masik Durgashtami is celebrated on the eighth waxing day lunar day (krishna paksha ashtami tithi) every month. The Sanskrit meaning for Durga is a place that is protected and cannot be reached by evil forces. The word Durga also means invincible, unbeatable and undefeated.

The Significance of Masik Durgashtami:

Masik Durgashtami is primarily dedicated to honoring Goddess Durga, the embodiment of divine feminine energy and the supreme power that symbolizes strength, protection, and victory over evil. It is believed that by observing Masik Durgashtami, devotees can seek the blessings of Goddess Durga and invoke her divine presence in their lives.

The observance of Masik Durgashtami holds a special place for devotees who seek protection from negative influences, obstacles, and challenges. It is an opportunity to connect with the fierce and compassionate form of Goddess Durga and seek her guidance in overcoming hurdles and attaining success in various aspects of life.

The Best Remedy for Rahu 

Worship of Goddess Durga is considered one of the best remedies for Rahu. Godddess Durga is revered as the divine warrior who vanquishes demons (Rahu) and protects her devotees. She embodies courage, inner strength, and the power to overcome obstacles and challenges that Rahu may throw at us.

If you are going through a tough Rahu period or have a tough placement of Rahu in your birth chart, worshipping Goddess Durga on Durga Ashtami days is one of the best remedies for you! 

Masik Durgashtami Rituals

  1. Chant the mantra – “Om Dum Durgayai Namah” 108 times during Rahu Kalam on Durga Ashtami every month. You can use the Cosmic Insights app to find Durga Ashtami and Rahu Kalam timings based on your location.
  2. Listen to and meditate on Durga Suktam.
  3. Write the mantra – “Om Dum Durgayai Namah” 11 times 
  4. If possible, visit a Goddess Durga temple and light a lemon lamp and offer it to the Goddess at the temple. 
  5. Donate to Goddess Durga temples.

The align27 app’s Daily Rituals section offers a variety of rituals such as Masik Durgashtami and others that are tailored according to planetary transits and your own birth chart.