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Bipattarini Puja Story – Bipattarini Brata Katha

Bipattarini Puja story is listened on the day of fasting. It is highly meritorious to hear the Brata Katha. Goddess Bipattarini is one who saves people from danger. Legend has it that Sage Narada one day reached the banks of the River Karotowa. Here found many women observing prayer, puja and fasting dedicated to Goddess Bipattarini. They wanted to know why the puja is observed and how the goddess got the name.

Sage Narada then explain why Goddess Durga is also known as Bipattarini Maa.

During the Samudra Manthan, or churning of the ocean, by the Devas and Asuras to get amrit (ambrosia), the fierce poison Kalakuta appeared. It had the power to destroy the universe.

In order to save the universe, Shiva drank the poison Kalakuta after meditating on Goddess Durga. Thus Shiva was able to save the universe with the help of Mother Durga.

When Sri Krishna appeared in Vrindavan, it is said that he wore an amulet of Goddess Durga. When ever Krishna faced a danger he was able to overcome it with the help of Goddess Durga. Thus he was able to defeat Serpent Kalia and numerous other demons.

As Goddess Durga saved people many times she got the name Bipattarini.

Listening to this story on the Bipattarini Puja and performing Annadanam or food donation is considered highly meritorious.