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Devotees thronged to temples to worship Devi Jagadhatri
TIWN Nov 9, 2016
Devotees thronged to temples to worship Devi Jagadhatri
PHOTO : Jagaddhatri puja observed at Anandamoyi asram. TIWN Pic Nov 9

AGARTALA, Nov 9 (TIWN): Jagadhatri puja was celebrated with full devotion at Tripura.

In Agartala Anandamayi Asram the puja was held, where devotees thronged to worship Ma Jagadhatri.

Jagaddhatri or Jagadhatri  ('the Protector of the World') is an aspect of the Hindu goddess Durga who is particularly worshipped in the Bengali dominated regions 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.

She is celebrated on Gosthastami. It is also referred to as another Durga Puja as it also starts on Asthami tithi and ends on Dashami tithi. The date of the puja is decided by the luni-solar Hindu calendar.

Jagaddhatri 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 and nagajangopaveeta (a serpent as the sacred thread), a symbol of yoga and the Brahman.

She rides a lion standing on the dead Karindrasura, the Elephant Demon. "Jagaddhatri arises in the heart of a person," said Ramakrishna, "who can control the frantic elephant called mind."


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