Dhumavati Jayanthi & Durgashtami – A Day of Multiple Boons from Deities Chandi & Dhumavati
The appearance of Goddess Dhumavati, the seventh of the Dasa Mahavidyas, on the ashtami day during Shukla Paksha in Jyeshta month is observed as Dhumavati Jayanthi. People worship the goddess on the day to remove miseries, frustrations, mental aggression and other sufferings. She is associated with events like poverty, misfortune, diseases and burial grounds. The goddess annihilates demons by creating or transmitting poisonous fumes from her body. This is also the day of Durgashtami which is very auspicious. On this day, Goddess Durga, a creation of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva, is invoked. She appeared to destroy evil, in the form of demons, on earth. Fasting and performing rituals on the day pleases the mighty female power that helps to get rid of bad karmas of past lives. She improves love and relationships, self-confidence and courage. The rituals and fasts protects from disease, brings health and prosperity. She makes sure you get divine protection, success, prosperity, happiness and peace. Fasting on Durgashtami, as per rules of the scriptures, bestows one with great results by making it highly popular for others to follow. Since she’s an incarnation of the ever-powerful Mother Shakti, a Chandi Homa on the day of Dhumavati Jayanthi and Durgashtami can bring plenitude of blessings to the devotee.