Date, Time, Puja Vidhi and Significance


Budh Ashtami this yr falls on Might 19, which marks the Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi, in response to the Hindu lunar calendar. This auspicious day can be the eighth day of the moon present process its waxing part.

In a month, both the Shukla Paksha or Krishna Paksha may witness Budh Ashtami, also referred to as Budhashtami.

Earlier this yr, Budh Ashtami was on January 20. The subsequent Budh Ashtami will fall once more on June 2.

Because the title suggests, Budh is the Budhwar (Wednesday) and ‘Ashtami tithi’ means the eighth day, emphasizing the importance of the quantity 8. In line with this ‘eight’, the ‘vrat’ is carried out by observers by consuming Eight handfuls of meals on this big day.

Budhashtami or Shukla Paksha Ashtami Timings:

Might 19, 2021 12:50 pm: commences the Budha Ashtami Tithi

Might 20, 2021 12:23 pm: Ends the Budha Ashtami Tithi

Puja Vidhi:

The day is noticed with nice devotion, by sustaining Budh Ashtami Vrat (quick). Looking for blessings from the Budh graha, devotees supply particular ‘naivedya’ consisting of dry fruits; mild incense sticks, or ‘diya’, enhance with flowers; place a ‘kalash’/steel pot with a inexperienced coconut on prime, and fill it with Gangaajal and maintain it within the space the place the ‘puja’ is to be carried out. Budh graha is worshipped by putting a Budh idol or an image inscribed on a gold or silver coin.

After reciting the Budhashtami story on this ‘punya tithi’, bhog is obtainable to Mercury. Upon completion of the puja, it’s reverentially distributed as ‘prasad’.

It’s mentioned that one must carry out the Vrat Eight occasions in a yr. On the finish of the eight Vrat, the silver or gold coin with a photograph of Lord Budha must be given away to Brahmin.


Observance of Budh Ashtami results in salvation, and victory. In accordance with Brahmanda Purana, the importance of this present day lies within the efficiency of formality which brings a couple of holistic peace, renders one free from sins from earlier births.

Devotees worship goddess Parvati (for victory), Shiva who’s perceived because the lord of Ashtami of Shukla Paksha, and Dharmaraja.

It’s believed that those that have the place of Mercury weak on their horoscopes, can observe the quick for Budh dev (Mercury planet) to nullify ‘graha dosham’; and reap immense advantages.

The observance of Budh Ashtami brings prosperity, positivity in life