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Bhavani Utpatti or Jayanti – Birth of Goddess Bhavani

Goddess Bhavani is an incarnation of Goddess Shakti. A ritual known as Bhavani Utpatti is observed during the Chaitra Navratri. Bhavani Utpatti 2024 date is April 16. Goddess Bhavani, popularly referred as Maa Bhavani, is a powerful form of Goddess Durga. She is also the patron deity of many families.

The popular belief associated with Goddess Bhavani indicates that she made her appearance on the Ashtami (eighth day) during the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) of Chaitra month. This coincides with the Chaitra Navratri and the Basanti Puja.

Special pujas and rituals are held on the day in sacred spots associated with Maa Bhavani. Some people also observe a fast on the day.

Goddess Bhavani is one of the most fiercest form of Goddess Durga. She appeared in this form in the battle against Mahishasura.

It is also believed that Mother Goddess appeared in the form of Bhavani and blessed Sri Ram and Hanuman before the epic battle in the Ramayana to rescue Mata Sita.

Two popular temples dedicated to Goddess Bhavani are the Tulja Bhavani Temple in Maharashtra and that of Khir Bhawani in Jammu and Kashmir.

Bhavani Jayanti, or her appearance on earth, coincides with the Basanti Durga Puja and Chaitra Durga Ashtami.