Bhishma Ashtami 2016

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Bhishma Ashtami is on Monday, 15th February in 2016. Bhishma Ashtami Snan is observed on the Magh Shukla Paksha Ashtami eighth day of the Magh Month as per traditional Hindu Lunar Calendar. The Snan or bathing on holy rivers on the day is considered highly meritorious. Bhishma Ashtami is observed in the Magha Maas which will occurs during the January or February.

Bhishma Ashtami 2016
Bhishma Ashtami 2016
Procedure on Bhishma Ashtami :

People also perform Bhishma Ashtami Tarpan (rituals dedicated to dead) on the day on river banks. It is dedicated to Bhishma and forefathers. Some people observe fast on this day Sunrise to sunset.

About Bhishma Ashtami :

The story behind Bhishma is, Shantanava is the king of Bharat Kandh. Bhisma is the son of the King Shantanava and Ganga Devi. Actual name of the Bhishma was Devavratha and another name of him Gangeya beacuse he his the son of the Ganga Devi. As he made a promise (Bheeshna Pratigna) to his father that he never marry in his life because of his father second marriage. After the promise Narada Maharshi named him as Bhisma. In favor of Bhisma's promise his father gave boon that Bhisma's death is on his own hands. After the fathers death bhishma decided to do marriage of his brother Vichitra Virya. For that Bhishma selected the daughters of Kasi Raju they are Amba, Ambika and Ambalika. But Amba she want to marry other king. So, Bhishma Sent her back to the king. But king rejected her then she came back to Bhisma to marry her. then bhishma said as he promised to not marry so he said no. Then Amba went to Parushurama for help but she didn't get. After that Amba prayed for years to Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva asked for her wish she asked to get death of bhishma because of her, So he gave her the oath, In next birth she born as Shikandi. Shikandi was born as lady at young age she became man. Bhisma brothers son's were Drutharastra and Pandu Raju. Bhishma is great grand father of the Pandava's sons of the Pandu Raju and Kaurava's sons of the Drutharastra.


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