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अष्टमी

A Sanskrit English Dictionary | sa  en |   | 
अष्टमी  f. f. (i.e.रात्रि) the eighth day (night) in a half-month, [ĀśvGṛ.]; [Mn. iv, 128, &c.]

A dictionary, Marathi and English | mr  en |   | 
The eighth lunar day of each fortnight.

Puranic Encyclopaedia  | en  en |   | 
AṢṬAMĪ   The [third skandha of Devī Bhāgavata] states that the goddess, Bhadrakālī, came into life on an Aṣṭamī day to block up the yāga of Dakṣa. That is why the day is considered to be holy and important.

Aryabhushan School Dictionary | mr  en |   | 
 f  The 8th lunar day of each fortnight.

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