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|Dhumavati Jayanti is celebrated on the day when Goddess Dhumavati (A manifestation of Goddess Shakti) incarnated on Earth.|
|Also called||Dhumavati Mahavidya Jayanti|
|Tithi||Jyeshta Shukla Paksha Ashtami|
|Observances||Puja, Prayers, and Donations|
|2021 Date||Friday, 18 June|
|2022 Date||Wednesday, 08 June|
Dhumavati Jayanti is an auspicious Hindu festival dedicated to Goddess Dhumavati - the seventh of the 10 Mahavidyas. It is celebrated on the day when Goddess Dhumavati (A manifestation of Goddess Shakti) incarnated on Earth. Dhumavati Jayanti falls on Shukla Paksha Ashtami of Jyeshta month as per Hindu Calendar. Dhumavati's worship is considered ideal for unpaired members of society, such as bachelors & widows. Her worship is prescribed for those who wish to defeat their enemies.
2021 Dhumavati Jayanti Date: Friday, 18 June
In the Dhumavati Jayanti celebrations, there is a ritual recitation of the hymn and collective chanting of Dhumavati Devi. By tying black sesame in black cloth and offering it to the mother, all the wishes of the seeker are fulfilled. Tradition is that Suhaginas do not worship mother Dhumavati and only visit the mother from a distance. The son and husband are protected by the sight of mother Dhumavati.
According to the Puran, once the mother Dhumavati goes to Lord Shankar to calm her apps, but at that time the Lord is absorbed in samadhi. Even after repeated requests from the mother, Lord Shankar does not get up from his attention. On this, the Goddess draws her breath and swallows Lord Shiva. Due to poison in the neck of Shiva, smoke started coming out of the mother's body and her form became distorted and devoid of makeup. For this reason, his name is Dhumavati.
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On this day, get up in Brahma Muhurta, take a bath, and make the place of worship sacred by Ganga water and worship the mother with water, flowers, vermilion, and kumkum akshat, fruit, incense, lamp, and naivedya, etc. On this day, reading and listening to the story of Maa Dhumavati gives a lot of benefits. With the grace of Mother Dhumwati, all the sins of a human being are destroyed.
According to the scriptures, the birth of Goddess Dhumavati is as follows: Once Goddess Parvati starts feeling very hungry and she asks Lord Shiva for some food. After listening to him, Mahadev asks Goddess Parvati to wait for some time so that she can manage the food. Time starts to pass but the food cannot be arranged and Goddess Parvati becomes distraught with hunger. Parvati Ji is very angry with the apps and swallows Lord Shiva. On swallowing Mahadev, smoke comes out from the body of Goddess Parvati.
Then Lord Shiva tells Goddess Parvati Maya that Goddess, because of the body covered with smoke, one of your names will be Dhumavati. God says when you ate me, then you became a widow, so now you will be worshiped in this disguise. In ten Mahavidyas, the goddess is worshiped as Darun Vidya.
The form of Dhumavati Devi appears to be very somber and fierce. The form of Dhumavati Devi is that of a widow and a crow is her vehicle, she is in an open hairstyle, wearing white clothes. No matter how fierce the nature of the Goddess is, it is beneficial for the child. The desired fruit is obtained by the sight of Maa Dhumavati. He came to punish the sinners. Devi has all the abilities to destroy and kill. Goddess Nakshatra is Jyeshta Nakshatra, for this reason, they are also called Jyestha.
The basic powers of sages Durvasa, Bhrigu, Parashurama, etc. are fuming. She is also known as Kalahpriya because she is the goddess of the creation discord. Chamisa is the prime time of the Goddess when the deity is worshiped. Mother Dhumavati Ji's form is very fierce, she has taken such a form only for the destruction of enemies. They are widows, their varna is discolored, they wear dirty clothes. Hair is free and safe. The flag of his chariot has a sign of Kak. They have kept it in their hands, they are fear-mongering and discord. Mother's birth anniversary is celebrated with pomp across the country, freeing all the devotees' sufferings.