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Gandheswari Puja

Gandheswari puja is observed on the Vaishakh Purnima day by the Gandhabaniks, a community that trades in perfumes. Gandheswari Puja 2023 date is May 5. Gandheswari is the goddess of perfume and is a manifestation of Mother Goddess Shakti.

Gandhabanik Community offer special pujas to Goddess Gandheswari on the day. The main ritual is held on the Vaishakh Purnima day.

Goddess Gandheswari is depicted as seated on a lion and has close resemblance to Goddess Durga in form.

The community members keep their account books, and weighing machines before the Goddess on the day. Her blessings are taken for a prosperous year ahead.