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Puja and Festival dedicated to Goddess Jagaddhatri in Bengal

Jagat Dhatri Puja is dedicated to Goddess Jagaddhatri, an incarnation of Goddess Shakti. Jagat dhatri Puja 2017 date is October 29. It is observed on the ninth day of the waxing phase of moon (Shukla Paksha) in Kartik month in Bengal. It is also known as Dhatri Pooja and Jagadamba Puja. Goddess Jagaddhatri is a manifestation of Goddess Durga and the festival is mainly observed in the Chandannagar area in West Bengal – the ritual had its origin here.

As Jagadhatri, Goddess Durga is the protector of the earth. In this Mother Goddess is caring and showers motherly love on her devotees. This is one of the mild and happy forms of Goddess Durga.

Special pandals (temporary temples) are created for Jagat Dhatri Puja. The idol of Goddess Jagaddhatri is beautifully decorated for worship. The puja ends with the immersion of the idol. The immersion procession is colorful and is attended by thousands of people.

Today, Jagat Dhatri Puja is performed in different parts of West Bengal and in some regions in Eastern India.