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Dhumavati Jayanti 2022: Date, Tithi, Significance and Rituals

On the day of Dhumavati Jayanti, devotees get up before sunrise and dedicate the day to worshipping Mata Dhumavati.

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Dhumavati Jayanti 2022: Date, Tithi, Significance and Rituals

The Dhumavati Jayanti, also known as the Tithi of the Moon. The day commemorates the birth of Goddess Dhumavati, also known as ‘the lady of the moon’. In ancient India, this day was considered very important and was celebrated with feasts and religious ceremonies.

Dhumavati Jayanti Dates

Dhumavati Jayanti 2022 is on June 08 Wednesday. Dhumavati is one of the most popular goddesses in Hinduism. She is known for her beauty and power. According to legend, she was born from the forehead of Lord Shiva. She is also known as the queen of horses and the guardian of women.

The celebration of Dhumavati Jayanti marks the return of springtime in India. It is also a time to celebrate fertility and new beginnings. People celebrate Dhumavati Jayanti by wearing traditional costumes and participating in religious ceremonies. They also eat special foods that are symbolic of the goddess.

Year Date
2019 Monday, 10th of June
2020 Saturday, 30th of May
2021 Friday, 18th of June
2022 Wednesday, 8th of June
2023 Sunday, 28th of May
2024 Friday, 14th of June
2025 Tuesday, 3rd of June
2026 Monday, 22nd of June
2027 Friday, 11th of June
2028 Wednesday, 31st of May
2029 Tuesday, 19th of June

Important Timings On Dhumavati Jayanti

Sunrise June 08, 2022 5:44 AM
Sunset June 08, 2022 7:07 PM
Ashtami Tithi Begins June 07, 2022 7:55 AM
Ashtami Tithi Ends June 08, 2022 8:30 AM

What is Dhumavati Jayanti?

It is celebrated mainly in Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, and Telangana. It is also celebrated in some parts of Tamil Nadu.

The Goddess is depicted in the form of an ugly old lady seated on a horseless chariot. Sometimes, she is also portrayed riding a crow. Symbolically speaking, Goddess Dhumavati urges the devotees to look beyond the superficial things and foster their faith in the Supreme Truth, from which both the beauty and ugliness arises.

Origin of Dhumavati

Dhumavati Jayanti is an Indian festival celebrated on the tenth day of the lunar month of Chaitra. It is also known as Dussehra or Vijaya Dasami. This festival commemorates the victory of Goddess Dhumavati over the demon Mahishasura.

The origin of Dhumavati Jayanti is unknown, but it likely originated in the Gupta period (4th to 6th centuries AD). The Gupta emperor Chandragupta II is credited with establishing this festival in honour of his wife, Dhumavati. Legend has it that she defeated Mahishasura, a demon who threatened to destroy the world.

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Dhumavati Jayanti is celebrated throughout India, but it is most popular in Maharashtra and Karnataka. The celebrations typically include religious ceremonies and festivals featuring musical performances.

Dhumavati Jayanti is an auspicious day for Hindus celebrated in honour of Goddess Dhumavati, who is known to be the seventh of the 10 Mahavidyas in the Hindu mythology. She is also known to be the most furious form of Goddess Durga. By worshipping Maa Dhumavati on this auspicious day, devotees can be relieved from all their problems and sins. Dhumavati Jayanti is celebrated with immense excitement and zeal in the whole country.

Rituals during Dhumavati Jayanti:

  • On the day of Dhumavati Jayanti, devotees get up before sunrise and dedicate the day to worshipping Mata Dhumavati. The main puja ritual should be performed in an isolated place. The Goddess is worshipped with dhoop, incense sticks and flowers. Special ‘Prasad’ is prepared on this day. It is believed that by offering black sesame seeds tied in black cloth to Devi on this day, can grant fulfilment of one’s wishes.
  • During the time of puja, special Devi mantras are recited to please Goddess Dhumavati and seek Her blessing for ending all the miseries in life. After the recitation of mantra, ‘aarti’ is performed and the Prasad is distributed among family members and other devotees.
  • On the occasion of Dhumavati Jayanti, a special procession is prearranged during night for all the devotees of Goddess Dhumavati.
  • Tantriks especially worship Goddess Dhumavati with full devotion to gain all materialistic wealth.
  • According to the traditions, married women are barred from worshipping Mata Dhumavati. They are only allowed a glimpse from far. This tradition is followed for the safety of their husband and sons.