About Jagadhatri Puja
Jagaddhatri or Jagadhatri (The Protector of the World’) is an aspect of the Hindu goddess Durga, who is particularly worshipped in the West Bengal region of India. Her cult is directly derived from Tantra where she is a symbol of sattva beside Durga and Kali, respectably symbolized with Rajas and Tamas.
It is also referred to as another Durga Puja as it also starts on Asthami tithi and ends on Dashami tithi.
Jagadhatri is depicted as being the colour of the morning sun, three-eyed and four-armed, holding a chakra, conch, bow and arrows, clothed in red, bright jewels. She rides a lion standing on the dead Karindrasura, the Elephant Demon.
Though she is worshipped all over West Bengal and some places of Odisha, Jagaddhatri Puja in Krishnagar, Chandannagar, Mankundu, Bhadreswar, Hooghly, Rishra, Boinchi, Tehatta, Ashoknagar Kalyangarh, Ichapur-Nawabganj, North 24 PGS, Gopalbera, Burdwanand Baripada, have a special socio-cultural celebration. In Kolkata, too, Jagadhatri Puja is a major autumnal Hindu event after Durga Puja and Kali Puja. In Ramakrishna Mission, Jagaddhatri Puja was initiated by Holy mother Sri Sarada Devi, Ramakrishna’s spiritual consort and observed in the centres of the Mission all over the world.
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