Jagadhatri Puja is a very famous puja in West Bengal and other parts of India after Durga Puja and Kali Puja. This puja was initiated by Sharda Devi, the wife of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. The two most popular names associated with this puja are Maharaja Krishna Chandra of Nadia and Indranarayan Roy Choudhury of Chandan Nagar. We have evidences to show that this puja has a long history from as early as 1713.
The other names of Jagadhatri are Maheswari, Karindrasuranisudini, Shaktacharpriya, and Adharabhuta. The Tantra sects of the Shakta school view Jagadhatri as the symbol of Shakti or Supreme Energy. She has three eyes and four arms that hold a Chakra (discus), shankha (conch), bow and arrow. Dressed in red saree, she wears magnificent jewels and Nagayajnopaveetha (a sacred thread of snake). She vanquished the elephant demon known as Karindrasura and symbolizes the victory of good over evil.
JAGADHATRI 2018 PUJA TIMING
Jagadhatri puja is celebrated in the Bengali month of Kartik (October – November). This year, the Jagadhatri puja extends on two days from Friday, 16th November 2018, 9.40 a.m. to 17th November 2018 11.54 a.m.
JAGADHATRI PUJA 2018 MATERIALS
Along with the regular puja materials, the most important materials needed for Jagadhatri puja are red color cloth for Devi, red color flowers, red sandal paste, vermilion, durva grass and Ganga water.
JAGADHATRI 2018 PUJA VIDHI
:- On the day of puja, wake up early in the morning and take bath. Wear clean clothes and clean the house. Clean the puja room and altar and gather the puja materials in one place.
:- Set up a pedestal for seating Ma Jagadhatri. Give a holy bath to the idol of Jagadhatri and wipe it with a clean cloth. Then offer her red color clothes and decorate the idol with garlands, red color flowers and ornaments as you please.
:- Light the lamp with ghee or oil and light incense sticks.
:- Start the puja with Ganesh worship for removing the obstacles to the puja. Offer incense, sandal paste and nivedan to Ganesh and start the puja.
:- Chant the mantras and names of Jagadhatri and offer red color flowers for every chanting at the feet of Ma Jagadhatri. Aslo use Dhurva grass for the puja.
:- Offer all the special dishes made for the puja and do arati for Ma Jagadhatri.
:- Pray for the welfare of the family and prostrate in front of the idol seeking the blessings of Ma Jagadhatri.
JAGADHATRI 2018 VRAT VIDHI
Some people observe a strict vrat on the puja day. The Prasad offered to Devi is consumed and then the devotee abstains from eating or drinking anything throughout the day. In the evening, arati is performed to Devi Jagadhatri and the fast is concluded.
JAGADHATRI 2018 VRAT VIDHI
Ma Jagadhatri is a highly compassionate form of the Supreme Reality. Jagadhatri puja can remove all the afflictions, worries and troubles and save the individuals from all harm. It can fulfill all their wishes of the devotees and give them the superior wisdom.