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Ratanti Kali Puja – Ratanti Kalika Puja in January - February

Ratanti Kali Puja is annually observed in Magh month mainly by Goddess Shakti worshipers in eastern parts of India. Goddess Kali is worshipped on the day. On this day Goddess Kali is worshipped in the form of kind mother. Ratanti Kali Puja 2019 date is February 3.

The day is also referred as Ratanti Chaturdashi and is of great significance in districts of Murshidabad, Nadia and Birbhum in Bengal.

The day is of great significance in the Dakshineswar Kali Temple.

People in large number visit Kali temples and offer prayers. Food is prepared in the temple courtyard.

Ratanti means “beloved.”

There is another belief that Ratanti means 'they speak.' People take bath on the day in holy rivers for sin redemption.

Ratanti Kali Puja is observed on the Magh Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi or the 14th day during waning phase of moon in Magh Month.

Two other Kali Pujas that are observed in a year are the Falharini Kalika Puja and Kali Puja on Diwali.

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