Durga Ashtami or Maha Ashtami is one of the most auspicious days of the five days long Durga Puja Festival celebrated in the honor of mother goddess Durga. In India, fasting is undertaken by hindu people on this holy occasion. People also get together on this day to dance, perform ‘garba’ and wear colourful clothes. In Northern India the girls are worshipped as a ritual to mark the festival. The tradition is based on the belief that each of these young girls , represents the (energy) of Durga on Earth. GD Goenka Public School, Rohini, Sector 9, wishes all an auspicious Durga Ashtami.