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Bhadrakali Jayanti 2018 date


Bhadrakali Jayanti is believed to be the day when Goddess Bhadra Kali incarnated. Bhadrakali Jayanti 2018 date is May 11. It is observed on the eleventh day of the Krishna Paksha (waning phase of moon) in Jyeshta month. The Jayanthi day gains even more auspiciousness when it falls on Tuesday and the Nakshatra is Revati. The day gains even more significance when it falls after Kumbha Mela.

Legend has it that Bhadrakali appeared when angry Shiva upon hearing about Sati’s death pulled his hair and threw it down. From it appeared Bhadrakali.

Devotees wear black clothes on the day and offer coconut water to Goddess Bhadrakali. Idol of Mata is also bathed with milk, sugar etc. The prayers begin at noon.

Belief is that prayers offered on the day will help in overcoming horoscope problems and various grah doshas. Another belief states that prayers offered on the day will help in fulfilling 11 desires.

In some regions people also perform Kumari Puja – pooja of young children.

The day is also observed as Bhadra Kali Ekadasi.

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