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Jagaddhatri Puja

Jagaddhatri Puja is celebrated to worship the Goddess Jagaddhatri. It is held in the Bengali month of Kartik (November). Puja is offered to Jagaddhatri on the ninth day of the moonlit fortnight in Kartik. The priests narrate passages from Chandi, a text sacred to Durga. The image of the goddess is immersed as in durga puja.

The goddess wears bright red clothes and is beautified with various ornaments as well as a sacred thread around her throat. She holds a conch and a bow in her two left hands and in her two right hands, a chakra and a five-headed arrow. Her mount is a tiger. This puja is celebrated in Bangladesh and West Bengal.

Updated on 7th June, 2005

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