Bhishma Ashtami

Bhishma Ashtami
This year's Bhishma Ashtami

Tuesday, 08 Feb - 2022

Bhishma Ashtami in the Year 2022 will be Celebrated on Tuesday, 08 February 2022

Magha Shukla Ashtami is the death anniversary of Bhishma Pitamah, one of the most prominent characters of the great Indian epic, the Mahabharata, and this day is known as Bhishma Ashtami. 

Bhishma bowed for celibacy and followed it throughout his life. Due to his loyalty and devotion to his father Pitamah Bhishma was blessed with a boon to choose the time of his death. When he got injured in the battle of Mahabharata he didn’t leave his body due to his boon. He waited for the auspicious moment to give up his body. 

According to Hindu belief God Suryadev moves in the South direction during half of the year which is an inauspicious period and all auspicious activities are postponed till Suryadev starts moving back in the North direction. Pitamah Bhishma chose Magha Shukla Ashtami to give up his body and by this time Suryadev started moving back in North direction or Uttarayana (उत्तरायण). 

This day People do Ekodishta (एकोदिष्ट) Shradhha for him. His Shradhha has been prescribed for those who have lost their father. However many believe that his Shradhha rituals can be performed by all irrespective of their father being alive or dead.

 
 
 
 
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UPCOMING EVENTS
  Buddha Purnima, 16 May 2022, Monday
  Achla Ekadashi Vrat, 26 May 2022, Thursday
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  Ganga Dussehra, 9 June 2022, Thursday
 
 
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