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Bhishma Ashtami (is also known as Bhishmashtami) is a vrat, observed in respect of Bhisma Pitamaha. Bhishma was the son of King Shantanu and Ganga. Bhishma Ashtami is observed on the eighth day of the Waxing moon period in the Hindu lunar month of Magh. This year, Bhishma Ashtami falls on Monday, 18th February 2013.
On Bhishma Ashtami, devotees observe a fast from sunrise to sunset. Pujas and rituals are held on the name of Bhishma. This day is celebrated on a grand manner in ISCON and Lord Vishnu temples. Bhishma’s childhood name was Devavrata. He remained as a bachelor for his whole life for his father.