Dhumavati Jayanti - Worship Terrifying Form Of Maa Parvati

Dhumavati Jayanti in 2014, will be celebrated on June 6. Worship the Goddess who is fuming yet calm? A Goddess who is married yet widow? Find out who is this goddess & what is the reason behind this incarnation on Dhumavati Jayanti…


Dhumavati Jayanti will be celebrated on June 6, 2014
Dhumavati Jayanti is observed on the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) in Ashtami, during the month of Jyestha, as per the Hindu calendar. This year Dhumavati Jayanti will be celebrated on June 6, 2014.

As per the Hindu mythology, Goddess Dhumavati is an incarnation of Goddess Durga (Shakti). Goddess Dhumavati is believed to be the seventh embodiment of Maa Durga. She is considered to be the most furious form of Goddess Shakti. She is dressed in white clothes. There is a flag hoisted on her chariot which has a picture of a crow. She holds a razor edged weapon in her hand and holds lots of power.

Goddess Dhumavati is also known as ‘Jyeshtha Nakshatra’, as she is related to this particular Nakshatra.

Legend Of Dhumavati Jayanti


The legend is associated with Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Once, Mata Parvati asked Lord Shiva the secret of Dhan (meditation). As the Lord was in deep meditation hence, he did not listen to Devi Parvati’s words. Parvati tried finding out the secret, but was unsuccessful with all her possible attempts. Hence, she became so angry, furious and annoyed that she swallowed Lord Shiva. But, due to the poison in Lord Shiva’s throat she turned extremely dull, frightful, ghastly and repulsive. She started to generate a lot of heat and fire. Her mouth impended a lot of smoke, dust and fumes.

On knowing this, Lord Shiva told Goddess Parvati, that because of this action she will be worshiped in this avatar. In this manner, she was known as Dhumavati (the one who induces smoke).

As per Lord Shiva’s curse, she is worshiped as a widow (as she swallowed Lord Shiva), whose hair are always open. She is in her most ferocious form and holds a sword in her hand.

Hence, on the eighth day of Jyeshta month, Goddess Parvati is worshiped in the form of Maa Dhumavati.

Significance Of Dhumavati Jayanti

Dhumavati Jayanti has a lot of significance for the devotees across the country.
  1. Out of ten major Mahavidyas, Goddess Dhumavati is worshiped as Darun Mahavidya.
  2. Goddess Dhumavati acts a destroyer of all evils, sins, demons and wrongs. It is believed that Saint Durvasa, Bhrigu, and Parshuram worshiped Goddess Dhumavati on this day to attain all the special powers.
  3. It is also said that a glimpse of Goddess Dhumavati offers many blessings to all who witness her idol on this day.

Dhumavati Jayanti: Rituals Of Worshiping Goddess Dhumavati


These are some of the rituals which are practised while worshiping Goddess Dhumavati on Dhumavati Jayanti:
  1. During the Dhumavati Jayanti, a special procession is organised at night for the devotees of Maa Dhumavati.
  2. Puja is performed in a lonely place and Devi Mantras are also chanted.
  3. Black Sesame seeds (Til) are offered to the Goddess for fulfilling one’s wishes.
  4. As per the tradition, married women are not suppose to worship Maa Dhumavati. They can just have a glimpse of her from a far distance. This results in the protection her son and husband.
  5. Goddess Dhumavati is worshiped by Tantriks all around the world in order to gain material wealth.
Goddess Dhumavati is associated with all kinds of auspicious acts and things. It is also believed that she appears only at the time when everything is on the verge of ending. She is the protector of the universe, who sustains us from all the odds and negative elements.

So, this was all for Dhumavati Jayanti in 2014. We hope that this article will be highly informative.


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