Well, today we all are celebrating and observing the Hindu festival, called Ahoi Ashtami which is touted and regarded as one of the most pious and the sacred Hindu festival ever.
It is the Hindu carnival, Ahoi Ashtami, is we all celebrate 8 days before Diwali on Krishna Paksha Ashtami, as per the Wikipedia.
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As per the Purnimant calendar, which is generally, being followed in North India, says and stated that the Hindu festival, Ahoi Ashtami, falls for the period of the Kartik month and as per the Amanta calendar which is being followed in Gujarat, Maharashtra, alongside, some other south Indian states, it is the Hindu carnival, Ahoi Ashtami, is being celebrate and falls during the month of Ashvin, and I know this fact, while writing the article and researching the same, and I read the same in the Wikipedia.
Ahoi Ashtami: Puja, Festival, Celebration, Quotes, Images, Pics, FB Status, Photos
Though puja of the Hindu carnival, Ahoi Ashtami, is almost celebrated as the same way and in the same process, it is just name of the month which is differs, and it is the fasting of the famous and the popular and the sacred Hindu festival, Ahoi Ashtami, is done on the same day.
Well, the Hindu festival, Ahoi Ashtami is being observed and dedicated to Mata Ahoi or the Hindu Goddess Ahoi.
The Goddess, Ahoi is being worshipped and offer puja by the all she devotes, predominately, it is the Hindu festival, Ahoi Ashtami is observed by the mothers of the children, for the well-being and long life of their kin, which is also regarded as very sacred Hindu puja anyway.
The Hindu festival, Ahoi Ashtami, is also known as sometimes, as Ahoi Aathe as it is the devotes, observe fast on the Hindu festival, Ahoi Ashtami which is observed and celebrated on the Ashtami Tithi that is regarded as the 8th day of the lunar month.