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Importance of Jagadhatri Puja – Spiritual Significance of Jagadhatri Puja Observed in Eastern Parts of India

Jagadhatri Puja, also known as Dhatri Pooja and Jagadamba Puja, is an important Hindu festival that traces it roots to the Chandannagar in West Bengal. Jagadhatri Puja 2017 date is October 29. Jagdhatri Pooja is observed on the ninth day (navami) during waxing phase of moon in the Bengali Kartik month. Jagadhatri Puja is essentially the worship of Shakti. Goddess Jagadhatri is believed to be a form of Durga.

Goddess Jagadhatri is depicted as riding a lion and she has four hands. She holds conch, discus, shaft, and bow in her four hands. An elephant is depicted as lying down near the idol. It is believed that Jagadhatri Puja had its origin in Chandannagar in West Bengal before 1750 AD the region was under the French rule.

Idols or Goddess Jagadhatri are specially made for the occasion just as in Durga Puja and they are finally immersed in a nearby river or pond. The epicenter of Jagadhatri Puja is Chandannagar in Bengal. Numerous Jagadhatri Puja committees put up Jagadatri idols during the period.

Cultural activities, prayers, bhajans, Dhunuchi dance etc are organized during the Jagadhatri Puja period.