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Dhatri Puja in Kartik Month – Dhaatri Puja

Dhatri Puja is dedicated to the gooseberry tree and this particular puja is observed by certain communities in South India. Dhatri Puja 2023 date is November 25. In this particular puja, Amla or Amla or Gooseberry tree is equated with Goddess Lakshmi. Gooseberry, or nellikai, is also known as Dhaatri.

Dhatri puja is essentially performed for prosperity and auspiciousness.

Special pujas are performed under the gooseberry tree or using parts of the tree at home.

It is observed on the trayodasi after Hariprabodini Ekadashi.