Gauri Jayanti (Chetr Shukl Ashtmi) On this day Himalayas daughter, Uma incarnated as Parvati. Parvati imparted the knowledge about the ideals of a married woman. A cowdung idol of Parvati is installed and worshipped by unmarried girls. After Navaratriis, Durga images are submerged in water on this day, so it is called Durga Ashtami, Kal Devi is also worshipped on this day. Unmarried girls also undertake a fast on this day.