Jagodhatri Puja 2021
Jagaddhatri meaning the savior of the universe is the Goddess who comes to save the people from the demonic reign of the asuras. According to Vedic scriptures, Goddess Jagaddhatri is another form of Devi Durga. In the Shukla Navami of the Bengali month of Ashwin, the Devi appears as the ten-handed Goddess Durga, on the same day, on the month of Karthik, she presents herself in the form of the four-handed Devi Jagaddhatri, the caring mother of the world.
Jagadhatri means who holds the universe and who protects the world from cruel demons. Devi Jagadhatri is also known as Karindrasuranisudini (Who killed the elephant demon), Maheswari (the Great Goddess), Shaktacharpriya (the Goddess who loves to be worshipped according to Shaktism), and Adharabhuta (the Bearer of the World).
Devi Jagadhatri is a pleasant form of Goddess Durga and symbolizes ‘Sattva Guna’. One of the six major schools of Indian Philosophy is called Sankhya or Samkhya and according to it the three ‘Gunas’ or qualities, Sattva, Rajas, and Tamas form the ‘Prakriti’ or ‘universal nature
Sattva (calmness, purity) – It is symbolized by Goddess Jagadhatri, and is associated with creation.
Rajas (activity, ‘dim’) – It is symbolized by goddess Durga, and is associated with preservation.
Tamas (inertia, dark) – It is symbolized by Goddess Kali, and is associated with destruction for a better creation.
In Bengal, it is popularly believed that Maharaja Krishna Chandra of Nadia started Jagaddhatri Puja. However, it is not verified and cannot be correct as Chandannagar’s Indranarayan Roy Choudhury’s Jagadhatri Puja precedes the date when it was started by Maharaja Krishna Chandra in Krishnanagar. Jagadhatri Puja is very popular in Chandannagar, Rishra, and Krishnanagar.
Jagadhatri Puja 2021 will be on performed from 12th November to 14th November 2021.
Based on Indian Standard Time:
Saptami: 11th November, 2021 Thursday
Asthami: 12th November, 2021 Friday
Nabami: 13rd November, 2021 Saturday
Dashami: 14th November, 2021 Sunday
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