Bhishma Ashtami

Bhishma Ashtami

Bhishma Ashtami (Bhishmashtami) is a Hindu celebration committed to Bhishma of the colossal Indian epic Mahabharata. It is trusted that Bhishma, otherwise called 'Ganga Putr Bhism' or 'Bhishma Pitamaha', left from his spirit on this picked day. This happened amid the hopeful 'Uttarayan period' that is, the daytime of devas. Bhishma Ashtami is seen amid the long stretch of Magha in the Hindu schedule. It relates to the long stretches of January– February.


Bhishma Ashtami is a minor occasion seen in Bengal and parts of southern India in recognition of Bhishma, a warrior who battled and kicked the bucket in the Kurukshetra War, the fight which fills such a significant number of pages of the Mahabharata. Bhishma was the child of Shantanu, who had given his child a shelter in that he would be permitted to pick his own day of death. Bhishma had guaranteed not to wed and that he could ever stay devoted to his dad's honored position.

The commemoration of Bhishma Pitamah's passing is seen amid Magha Shukla Ashtami[clarification needed]. The day is known as Bhishma Ashtami and unquestionably the passing commemoration of Bhishma Pitamah. As indicated by the legend related to the day, Bhishma sat tight for 58 days before leaving his body. Bhishma Pitamah left his body on the promising day of Uttarayana, i.e. on the day when the Lord Surya began moving towards Northward in the wake of finishing half-year time of Dakshina.

This is the day Bhishma chose to leave his body. The day Bhishma left his body was known as Bhishma Ashtami (Magha Shukla Ashtami). He has exceptional aid of death according to his will (Ichha Mrityu) from his dad. Thus, in spite of lying on a bed of bolts, he proceeded in that position and afterward left his body on Sankranti. Hindus trust that the person who bites the dust amid Uttarayana goes to paradise.

Bhishma Ashtami Festival Dates Between 2017 and 2024




Saturday, 4 February


Thursday, 25 January


Wednesday, 13 February


Sunday, 2 February


Saturday, 20 February


Tuesday, 8 February


Saturday, 28 January


Friday, 16 February

Ventures to Follow the Performance of 'Bhishma Ashtami Puja

Individuals watch the custom of 'Ekodishta Shraddha' in the respect of Bhishma. As indicated by the conviction, just those fans whose fathers are not alive any longer can play out this custom. Nonetheless, a few groups don't take after this and trust that anybody can play out the 'pooja'.

Individuals visit the close-by waterway banks and do the 'Tarpan' custom keeping in mind the end goal to convey peace to Bhishma Pitamah's spirit. They likewise respect their predecessors through a similar custom.

Individuals take blessed dunks in the Ganga waterway and offer bubbled rice and sesame seeds so as to leave the cycle of life and demise and refine their souls.

Lovers watch quickly amid the day and perform 'Arghyam' and serenade 'Bhishma Ashtami mantra' to look for the god's favors.

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