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'Ashtami' is the word derived from sanskrit which means 'eight'. It is calculated based on Lunisolar system( based on the movement of sun and moon). Ashtami is the eighth day of fifteen day cycle. Ashtami will come twice a month. The eighth day after amavasai or new moon day is ashtami. The other ashtami will come on the eighth day after pournami or full moon day. The ashtami that comes in bright phase(after new moon day) is called as Sukhla Paksha Attami. The ashtami that comes in dark phase(after full moon day) is called as Krishna Paksha Attami. Many festivals are celebrated on the day of ashtami. 'Krishna Jayanthi' or 'Krishna Janmashtami' is one of the very important festival celebrated by hindus. Lord Krishna is born on the day of ashtami (krishna paksha attami) which comes in the month of august or september. So this day is celebrated as krishna jayanthi. Janmashtami is celebrated mainly in the region of Mathura and Vrindhavan. Trilochana Ashtami is a auspicious day dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi celebrated in Odisha and some parts of India. Bhairava Ashtami or Kalabhairava Ashtami is the day Kala Bhairava appeared on earth, is celebrated on krishna paksha Ashtami of the markazhi (december-january) month with a day special prayers and rituals. Radha ashtami and Neelakandashtami are some festivals celebrated on ashtami days.
‘Navami’ is the word derived from sanskrit which means ‘nine’. It is calculated based on Lunisolar system (based on the movement of sun and moon). Navami is the ninth day of fifteen day cycle. Navami will come twice a month. The ninth day after amavasai or new moon day is navami. The other navami will come on the ninth day after pournami or full moon day. The navami that comes in bright phase(after new moon day) is called as Sukhla Paksha navami. The navami that comes in dark phase(after full moon day) is called as Krishna Paksha navami. Lord Sri Rama is believed to born on the day of navami which comes in the month of april or may. This is celebrated as 'Sri Rama Navami'. On this day, devotees worship and perform poojas for Sri Rama. 'Maha Navami' is the auspicious day for hindus. They celebrate maha navami by making pooja, undergo fasting and worship their God. It falls on the day of navami that comes in the month of september or october. This maha navami usually comes during the ninth day of navarathri celebration. Sri Rama Navami and Maha Navami is traditionally celebrated in India.