Jagadhatri Puja

Jagadhatri Puja
Regarded as the provider of Purusharthas – Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha, Goddess Jagadhatri is also known as the ‘Protector of the World’. She is worshipped on Gosthastami. She is worshipped all over West Bengal and in some places of Orissa.

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...

List of Famous Pujas

Chandannagar Haridra Danga Garerdhar Bot Tola Haridra Danga Charaktala More Tematha Bibirhat Charaktala Boro Tal Danga Boro Kabadipara Boro Mitra Bagan Boro Dighir Dhar Kundu Ghat Madhyanchal Kundu Ghat Dalan Kundu Ghat Uttot Purbanchal Goshwami Ghat Borai Chandi Tala Shuri Ghat Sarbajanin Boro Chapatala Boro Panchanan Tala Boro Sarat Sangha Boro Kalitala Sarisha...

The Famous Lighting

The main attraction of the Chandannagar festival is the light bejeweled night. The town dresses up with beautiful and exquisite light shows which depict different events from mythology to recent happenings, from Olympics to...

Bisarjan (The Immersion)

The Puja ends with the immersion of the idol. The immersion procession is colorful and is attended by thousands of people. The idols are carried on trucks around the city in a procession. Ferry...