The festival of Durgashtami is celebrated on Ashwayuja Shukla Ashtami (September-October). Durga is the Goddess of Power, protection and prosperity. She holds a Trishul in her hand and the other hand is the Varada Hastha.
Goddess Durga is also known as “Sarvartha Sadhike/ the goddess who fulfills every wish. Hence, it is observed that Durgashtami is celebrated as a special festival.