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Kojagori Puja 2023- Date and Importance

Drishti Bhattacharya  - CollectLo

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Kojagori Puja is the next festival celebrated in Assam, Odisha, and West Bengal after Durga Puja. On the 14th day of Ashwin month in the Hindu calendar on full moon day or Purnima in Hindi and Bengali, it’s celebrated. In the year 2023, it’s celebrated on 28th October 2023 on Saturday. 

Celebration of Kojagori Laxmi Puja

People worship Goddess Laxmi who is known as the goddess of wealth, prosperity, and happiness. Women keep fast the whole day and at night after performing puja they break fast.

Several people bring idols of Goddess Laxmi as their choice. Meanwhile, several perform rituals on photographs that they have in their house of worship in their home. There are also pandals of Goddess Laxmi in clubs or housing colonies.

The ritual is puspanjali (folded hands of flowers) which is three times. Reading of Goddess Laxmi's fasting story was read by the priest who performed the whole rituals or one of the women of the house.

Devotees offer to the goddess fruits, naru (made from coconut), and other sweets such as barfi or ladoo, kichadi, and kheer. Kichadi and Kheer are part bhog including 5 types of fries such as lady fingers fry, aloo fry, etc. After completing the rituals women break their fast and serve prasad (gift of god) such as kichadi, bhajas (frys), and kheer as dinner.

Importance of Kojagori Puja

In Hinduism, the Kojagori Puja holds an important significance. People celebrated this day with pleasure and enthusiasm. In many states of India, it is celebrated as Sharad Purinam which influences the lives of people.

In Indian states such as West Bengal, Odisha, and Assam it is declared a state holiday. 

In conclusion, Kojagori Puja is celebrated in Indian states such as Odisha, Assam, and West Bengal after Durga Puja and before Diwali. 

Kojagori Puja is the next festival celebrated in Assam, Odisha, and West Bengal after Durga Puja. On the 14th day of Ashwin month in the Hindu calendar on full moon day or Purnima in Hindi and Bengali, it’s celebrated. In the year 2023, it’s celebrated on 28th October 2023 on Saturday. 

Celebration of Kojagori Laxmi Puja

People worship Goddess Laxmi who is known as the goddess of wealth, prosperity, and happiness. Women keep fast the whole day and at night after performing puja they break fast.

Several people bring idols of Goddess Laxmi as their choice. Meanwhile, several perform rituals on photographs that they have in their house of worship in their home. There are also pandals of Goddess Laxmi in clubs or housing colonies.

The ritual is puspanjali (folded hands of flowers) which is three times. Reading of Goddess Laxmi's fasting story was read by the priest who performed the whole rituals or one of the women of the house.

Devotees offer to the goddess fruits, naru (made from coconut), and other sweets such as barfi or ladoo, kichadi, and kheer. Kichadi and Kheer are part bhog including 5 types of fries such as lady fingers fry, aloo fry, etc. After completing the rituals women break their fast and serve prasad (gift of god) such as kichadi, bhajas (frys), and kheer as dinner.

Importance of Kojagori Puja

In Hinduism, the Kojagori Puja holds an important significance. People celebrated this day with pleasure and enthusiasm. In many states of India, it is celebrated as Sharad Purinam which influences the lives of people.

In Indian states such as West Bengal, Odisha, and Assam it is declared a state holiday. 

In conclusion, Kojagori Puja is celebrated in Indian states such as Odisha, Assam, and West Bengal after Durga Puja and before Diwali. 

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