Major Festivals

Major Festivals

Durga Puja Nirghanta 2015 – Chennai

Date & Time Puja Days Rituals 12th October (Monday) (24th Ashwin, 1422) Mahalaya Torpon within 9:28 am. 18th - 19th October (Sunday – Monday) (30th Ashwin – 1st Kartik, 1422) (Shuklapakhya) Tithi schedule: 18th Oct. 10:34 am. - 19th Oct. 10:23 am. Maha Shasthi "Amantran" and "Adhibas"....

Durga Puja Nirghanta 2015 – Dhaka (Bangladesh)

Date & Time Puja Days Rituals 12th October (Monday) (24th Ashwin, 1422) Mahalaya Torpon within 9:51 am. 18th - 19th October (Sunday – Monday) (30th Ashwin – 1st Kartik, 1422) (Shuklapakhya) Tithi schedule: 18th Oct. 11:04 am. - 19th Oct. 10:53 am. Maha Shasthi "Amantran"...

Goddess Jagadhatri

Goddess Jagadhatri is being worshiped mainly in Eastern India. She is one of the most popular forms of Goddess Durga. She is regarded as the provider of 'Purusharthas – Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha'....

Mythology of Devi Jagadhatri

In general, Goddess Jagadhatri is worshiped as a different form of Durga. In Sanskrit, Bengali and Assamese – the word ‘Jagadhatri’ literally means ‘Holder (Dhatri) of the World (Jagat)’. According to the legend, the Devas,...

Idol of Jagadhatri

As written in the Tantra and Purana, Goddess Jagadhatri is depicted as having the colour of the morning Sun, three-eyed and four-armed, holding Chakra, conch, bow and arrow, clothed in red, bright jewels and...

Puja Celebration

Goddess Jagadhatri is being worshiped on Gosthastami. Jagadhatri Puja is also referred to as another Durga Puja as it starts on Asthami tithi and ends on Dashami tithi; just like the Durga Puja. The...

Rituals

Jagadhatri Puja is basically a long series of rituals followed for the few days of the Puja. Like Devi Durga, Goddess Jagadhatri is also worshipped for four consecutive days Shasthi (the 6th day), Saptami...

History of the Festival

Local stories reflect that – Indranarayan Chowdhury introduced the Jagadhatri Puja in Chandannagar; in the same way Raja Krishnachandra had introduced it in Krishnanagar. It is said that the puja was initiated back in the year 1762....

The Deity

The four handed Goddess sits on a lion. An elephant lies at its feet. The idol has an old fashioned shape; the face is in a longish pattern. The large eyes stretch up to...

The Celebration

The idols of Goddess Jagadhatri are displayed in Puja Pandals. Families and institutions like colleges and universities, clubs and streets get involved into planning much before the Puja. They collect ‘Chanda’ or donation for...