15 Jagadhatri Puja pandal in Chandannagar with route 2021

Jagadhatri Puja in Chandannagar is a traditional festival of West Bengal. This traditional worship has set a precedent all over the globe. During the reign of Raja Krishnachandra Roy of Nadia, the popularity of Jagadhatri Puja increased in Bengal. Following the Krishnanagar Rajbari Jagadhatri Puja, Dewan Indranarayan Chowdhury started this event and rituals of Jagadhatri Puja in Chandannagar.

Jagadhatri puja in chandannagar
Jagadhatri Puja pandal in Chandannagar

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According to the “Annada Mangal Kavya“, Devi Jagadhatri instructed Raja Krishnachandra in the dream to worship her in next Shukla Navami after Durga Puja. Since then, this traditional puja has been going on. Thus, he is the founder of this puja.

Another form of Devi Durga is Jagadhatri, the Hindu goddess of power. According to the “Upanishad“, the goddess Jagadhatri is known as Uma or Haimabati. In addition, various Hindu scriptures mention the worship of Goddess Jagadhatri. 

History of Jagadhatri Puja in Chandannagar

The city of Chandannagar is situated on the bank of the Hooghly river. The city was established in 1673 as a French colony by Bengal’sBengal’s Nawab Ibrahim khan. It was named earlier as”Chandernagor” by the French East India Company.

Jagadhatri idol chandannagar
Jagadhatri idol Chandannagar

In 1688 the French company built a factory and permanently settled there. Joseph Francois Duplex was the governor of the time under which the population exceeded one million. He built more than two thousand brick houses. From that time onwards, this city became the focal point of trade and commerce in Bengal.

The place was also famous for making fine clothes which were transported to Europe. After the war in1756 between France and Great Britain. British took Chandannagar on November 23 1757. Later France took Chandannagar from the British in 1763, again retaken by the British in 1794. In 1950 it became a part of French India.

On 1954, October 2, Chandannagar became a part of the West Bengal Government. In 1990 Chandannagar Municipal Corporation was built. Nowadays, the corporation runs under the West Bengal Municipal Corporation.

Chandannagar VS Krishnanagar Jagadhatri Puja

Origin of Jagadhatri Puja

Jagadhatri Puja is held on the Navami of “Shukla Paksha”, Bengali month of Kartik. It is precisely after one month of Durga Puja. Jagadhatri Puja is a “Tantric Puja”. The rituals of this puja are very similar to Durga puja. 

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History of Jagadhatri puja

During the reign of Raja Krishnachandra Roy, Nawab Alivardi demanded rupees 12 lakh from the king. Raja Krishnachandra failed to pay that money, and nawab took him as a prisoner at Murshidabad. After his liberation from Murshidabad, the Raja returned to Krishna Nagar, seeing the Visarjan of Durga Puja at the ghat. Raja realized that the time for Durga Puja had passed. So he was unable to organize Durga Puja this year, and his mind was filled with sorrow.

A few days later, the goddess Jagadhatri appeared in a dream of Raja Krishnachandra. He instructed the Nadia Nabadwip Raj to worship her on the next Shukla Navami of Durga Puja. So, according to that instruction, the Raja started this traditional Jagadhatri puja. Later, Dewan Indranarayan Chowdhury was inspired to see the traditional Jagadhatri Puja of Krishnanagar Rajbari. And he introduced the first Jagadhatri Puja in Chandannagar at Chawl Patty.

Jagadhatri puja date 2021

  • Saptami- Shukla Paksha: November 11, 2021, Saturday
  • Ashtami- Shukla Paksha: November 12, 2021, Sunday
  • Navami- Sukla Paksha: November 12, 2021, Monday
  • Dashami- Sukla Paksha: November 13, 2021, Tuesday

Ashtami Puja:

Jagadhatri puja dhak
Jagadhatri puja dhak

After one month of Durga Ashtami, the Ashtami puja rituals of Jagadhatri puja are held on Shukla Paksha. In 2021 This year, the puja will be held on Sunday, November 12 (Bengali month 6th Agrahayana).

Navami Puja:

Jagadhatri puja is performed in two separate ways. The first is that- from The Saptami to Navami, Ma Jagadhatri is worshipped in the same rituals of Durga Puja.

Common ritual is that- Saptami, Astami, and Nabami pujas are performed by three separate pujas on the Navami of Jagadhatri Puja. For this reason, the Navami of Jagadhatri puja is given more importance.

The Navami Puja of 2021 will be held on Monday, November 12.

Oldest Jagadhatri puja in Chandannagar

Indranarayana Chowdhury was the dewan of the French government at Chandannagar. The worship of Jagadhatri puja fascinated him in the palace of Raja Krishnachandra Roy. After seeing this puja, he started the first Jagadhatri Puja at Laxmiganj Chaul Patty in Chandranagar.

This puja of Laxmiganj is known as the oldest Jagadhtri puja of Chandannagar. At present, Chandannagar’sChandannagar’s Jagadhatri Pujas are world-famous for lighting, decoration, and processions. Each year 75 to 80 puja committees are selected for the procession through lottery. Now also the puja spread in Bhadreswar and Mankundu.

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Hooghly Chandannagar Jagadhatri puja Pandal

15 Famous puja pandals are: –

  • Subhaspally Sarbojanin Jagadhatri Puja committee
  • Charabagan Balak Sangha Sarbojanin Jagadhatri Puja
  • Circus Math Sarbojanin Sri Jagadhatri Puja Committee
  • Tematha Sarbojanin
  • Ambika Athletic Club Jagadhatri Puja
  • Chandannagar Helapukur Sarbojanin Jagadhatri Puja
  • Bagbazar Sarbojanin Jagadhatri Puja Committee
  • Boro Taldanga
  • Boro Kalitala
  • Chaulpatty Sarbojanin
  • Neogi Bagan Jagadhatri puja Chandannagar West Bengal
  • Natunpara Jagadhatri puja
  • Jagadhatri puja tetultala
  • Chandannagar fatakgora jagadhatri puja
  • Palpara Sarbojanin jagadhatri puja committee

1. Subhaspally Sarbojanin Jagadhatri Puja committee

In 2021, the Subhash Pally Sarbojanin Jagadhatri Puja committee is turning 53 years. This puja pandal is a 2-minute walking distance from Chandannagar station. Visitors are allowed from Panchami to enter the pandal.

2. Charabagan Balak Sangha Sarbojanin Jagadhatri Puja

This puja pandal is approx—2-minute walking distance from circus math Sarbojanin. In 2021, their puja will enter the 41st years of glory.

Address: 15 Mankundu Station Road, Tematha, Mankundu, Chandannagar, West Bengal: 712136

3. Circus Math Sarbojanin Sri Jagadhatri Puja Committee

In 2021, the Circus Math Sarbojanin Jagadhatri Puja committee will turn 51 years. Every year Visitors are allowed from Sasthi to enter the pandal. The Visarjan is completed on Dashami. This pandal is a 7-minute walk distance from the Mankundu station.

4. Tematha Sarbojanin

Tematha Sarbojanin
Tematha Sarbojanin

In 2021, Tematha Sarbojanin Jagadhatri puja turns 77 years. Here, the height of the goddess Jagadhatri is the primary attention of the visitors. For the long height of Devi, the outfit is different from other puja committees. The custom here is that only men can make Boron Ma Jagadhatri. This puja pandal is just a 5-minute walking distance from Charabagan Balak Sangha.

5. Ambika Athletic Club Jagadhatri Puja

Pandal decoration and illumination fascinates the visitors. In 2021 this puja committee will complete its long 52 years. The pandal is open for visitors from the Panchami. Mankundu station is approx. 2 km away from this pandal. Toto service is available from the station to reach here.

6. Chandannagar Helapukur Sarbojanin Jagadhatri Puja

In 2021 Helapukur Jagadhatri Puja committee will complete a 52-year long journey. This puja is one of the best puja committees in Chandannagar. Ma Jagadhatri and her lion are adorned with gold ornaments. This puja pandal is just 2-km away from Chandannagar station, Tematha 1 km and 3 km away from Ambika Athletic Club and Jagadhatri Puja.

Helapukur

7. Bagbazar Sarbojanin Jagadhatri Puja Committee

This puja is one of the oldest pujas in Chandannagar. In 2021, this puja committee is entering its 187th year. The easiest way to get here is 5 minutes walking distance from Chandannagar Ranighat.

Address: Chandannagar Station Road, Bagbazar, Sukhsanatantala, Chandannagar, West Bengal 712136

8. Boro Taldanga

One of the famous Theme Base Puja Committees of Chandannagar is Boro Taldanga Sarbojanin Jagadhatri Puja. Their theme puja and Debi’sDebi’s “Daker saj” attracts a lot of visitors. In 2021, this puja committee will complete its long 52 years journey. This Puja pandal is approx. 2.3 km away from the Bagbazar Sarbojanin Jagadhatri puja committee.

9. Boro Kalitala

This puja committee is entering its 52nd year in 2021. Here the Devi is adorned with gold ornaments and “Daker saj”. Lots of people flock to see the puja every year. This puja pandal is approx. 1 km away from Boro Taldanga Sarbojanin Jagadhatri Puja committee. It is also located 1 km away from Rani Ghat.

Chandannagar Boro Kalitala Jagadhatri Puja

10. Chaulpatty Sarbojanin

Chaulpatty Sarbojanin Jagadhatri puja is the oldest puja of Chandannagar. Dewan Indranarayana Chowdhury started this puja in 1755. Here, Ma Jagadhatri is decorated in ‘Sabeki‘ style. Devi is known as Adi Ma here.

11. Neogi Bagan Jagadhatri puja Chandannagar West Bengal

It is approx 1 km away from Mankundu railway station. Colourful lighting on both sides of the road, idol decoration and Pandal decoration, etc. – have become attractive to the visitors.

Address: Chandannagar, Mahadanga Colony, Mankundu, West Bengal: 712136. 

12. Natunpara Jagadhatri puja

This puja was first started in 1956. This puja pandal is approx 1 km away from Mankundu railway station. 

13. Jagadhatri puja tetultala

Tetultala Jagadhatri Puja is the oldest Jagadhatri Puja in the Hugli district. This puja pandal is approx. 1.7 km away from the Bhadreswar railway station. Devi Jagadhatri is worshipped here in the form of “Daker Saaj”.

Address: Bhadreshwar, West Bengal 712124.

14. Chandannagar fatakgora jagadhatri puja

Fatakgora Sarbojanin Jagadhatri Puja Committee is one of the famous Jagadhatri Pujas in Chandannagar. In 2021, this puja committee will complete its 69 years. Every year people from far and wide gather to see their idols, pandal decoration, and lighting.

Address: Chandannagar Station Road, Bagbazar, Sukhsanatantala, Chandannagar, West Bengal 712136.

15. Palpara Sarbojanin jagadhatri puja committee

In 2021, Palpara Jagadhatri Puja is entering its 78th year. People come from far and wide to enjoy the worship of the goddess, lighting, and mandap decoration.

Address: Ward No 7, Palpara Main Road, Palpara, Chandannagar, West Bengal- 712136. 

Mankundu to chandannagar jagadhatri puja map
Mankundu to Chandannagar Jagadhatri Puja map

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Jagadhatri Puja Near Mankundu and Bhadreswar station

  1. Daibokpara Sarbojanin Jagadhatri Puja Committee
  2. Hatkhola Mansatala Sarbojanin Jagaddhatri Puja Samity
  3. Neogi Bagan Jagadhatri Puja
  4. Barasat Gate Jagaddhatri Puja
  5. Besohata Sarbojonin
  6. Mankundu Tentultala Sarbojonin Jagadhatri Puja Committee
  7. Mankundu Sporting Club
  8. Circus Math
  9. Tematha
  10. Ambika Athletic Club
mankundu jagadhatri puja map
Mankundu Jagadhatri Puja map

Jagadhatri Puja Near Chandannagar railway station

  1. Subhaspally Sarbojanin Jagadhatri Puja
  2. Helapukur Rd, Sarishapara, Chandannagar
  3. Boro Kalitala, Sarishapara, Chandannagar West Bengal 712136
  4. Boro Taldanga Jagadhatri Puja Sammitee
  5. Chaul Patty Jagaddhatri Temple
  6. KaparPatty
  7. Khalisani
  8. BagbazarSarbojanin Jagadhatri Puja
Chandannagar jagadhatri puja map
Chandannagar jagadhatri puja map

Chandannagar jagadhatri puja route map

Get off at Mankundu railway Station and walk along Station Road to reach “Jyoti More”. Visit:

  1. Mankundu Sporting Club
  2. Natunpara Jagadhatri Puja
  3. Neogi Bagan
  4. Balak Sangha Jagadhatri Puja 
  5. Circus Math Sarbojanin Sri Jagadhatri Puja Committee
  6. Charabagan balak sangha Jagadhatri Puja.

Then, turn to the right from Jyoti More towards Bhadreshwar and start walking along GT Road. Visit:

  1. Chhuntar Para
  2. Arvind Sangha
  3. Barasat Banerjee Para Jagadhatri Puja Committee
  4. Chakraborty Para Sarbojanin Jagadhatri Puja
  5. Barasat Gate

Return to Jyoti More at the end of Chandannagar and visit

  1. Gopal Bag Jagadhatri puja.

Next, visit the Tematha Shiva mandir puja mandap from Jyoti Cinema Hall. 

Then take a straight road and proceed towards Gondalpara. Visit:

  1. Ambika athletic club
  2. A-C Chatterjee Lane
  3. Maran Road
  4. Mansatla
  5. Satghat
  6. Kacharighat
  7. Natun teli ghat.
  8. Char Mandirtala
  9. Beshohata

Now come straight along the Strand Road on the right, see:

  1. Daibak para
  2. Nonatola
  3. Barabazar

Then go straight to Laxmiganj Bazar from Ranighat via urdibazar. See:

  1. Adi Ma (Chawl Patty)
  2. Mejo Maa (Kapor Potty)
  3. Sorisha para

Take the G. T.  Road and proceed towards Chuchura.

  1. Boro Sarbojanin
  2. Boro Kalitala
  3. Chapatala
  4. Boro Dighir Dhar
  5. Boro Taldanga
  6. Uttaranchal Charaktala
  7. Bibirhat
  8. Haridradanga
  9. Santan Sangha
  10. Halapukur
  11. Dharapara
  12. Palpara

Reach Vidyalankar More, then watch:

  1. Vidyalankar
  2. Bagbazar
  3. Talpukur

Come to Bagbazar More and watch to the left

  • Bagbazar Chowmatha
  • Bagbazar Sarbojanin

Walk towards Chandannagar station and watch –

  1. Madhyanchal
  2. Fatakgora
  3. Apanjan
  4. Khalisani

Watch on the other side of Chandannagar station

  1. Kalpukurdhar
  2. Sitala Tala
  3. Bowbazar
  4. Subhaspally
  5. Brahmin Para

Another route guide is: -Walk from Jyoti More towards Bagbazar and reach below pandals

  1. Lichutala
  2. Kapali para
  3. Saheb Bagan
  4. Rathersarak
  5. Padripara
  6. Kalitala
  7. Duplex patty
  8. Sitala Tala
  9. Haldar Para
  10. Lalbagan Padripara
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Chandannagar jagadhatri puja procession

On the Dashami of Jagadhatri Puja, 200 illuminated vehicles procession for 12 hours on a 12 km long journey. It’s the second carnival after the Durga puja Kolkata. However, the Procession of Chandannagar Jagadhatri Puja is the oldest carnival. Among the 171 Jagadhatri Puja Committees of Chandannagar,50 Puja Committees are selected for the procession through the lottery every year.

Puja committees, which celebrate their golden jubilee or silver jubilee or diamond jubilee, are allowed to have more illuminated vehicles in their procession. This procession starts at 6:00 pm on the Dashami of Jagadhatri Puja. It continues the whole night. At the end of the procession, the idol goes back to the “mandap”.

According to rituals, the goddess is abandoned at Ranighat the next day of Dashami (Ekadashi). The procession cars are decorated with different coloured LED lights. Every year a large number of people come to Chandannagar to see this world-famous procession.

Chandannagar jagadhatri puja lighting

Chandannagar has become world-famous for its wide variation of lighting. It was first introduced in 1965 by Sridhar Das. He used a flat wooden board to make running lights for Naru’sNaru’s Jagadhatri puja. From then on, the journey of illumination of Chandannagar Jagadhatri Puja started.

In the past, “commity used tuni lights” to illuminate the streets and pandals of Chandannagar Jagadhatri Puja. However, due to the low intensity of light, LED lights are currently used for illumination. In 1990, puja committees bought LED lights from Germany, Korea, and Japan and used them for lighting in Chandannagar.

There are two types of lighting in Chandannagar Jagadhatri Puja

1. Street lighting: The Puja Pandal Committee decorates their pandals and illuminates both sides of the road. It’s known as street lighting.

2. Procession lighting: The procession of Jagadhatri Puja is the major platform for displaying this illumination. Numerous colourful “tuni bulbs” attached to woven wires, dinosaurs scattering fire from the mouth, dolphin play, fairy tales, etc., are displayed through illumination.

About five thousand people of Chandannagar are involved in this lighting work. People are fascinated by this illumination and come to pleasure the Jagadhatri Puja of Chandannagar.

Jagadhatri puja 2021 in West Bengal

Jagadhatri Puja is celebrated in West Bengal, India, through many rituals. Chandannagar in the Hooghly district and famous for the Jagadhatri Puja.

After one month of Durga puja, Jagadhatri Puja is started in Chandannagar, Krishnanagar, Rishra, Kolkata, and other districts. However, last year, Jagadhatri Puja will not be celebrated as splendidly as other years due to the Corona epidemic.

Last year Jagadhatri Puja guidelines

  • Puja should be done at the lowest budget.
  • It is the tradition of Chandannagar to build idols in the same structure every year. This year it will be the same.
  • Puja must be done while maintaining social distancing.
  • The puja mandapa has to be sanitized every day.
  • It is forbidden to enter the puja mandap without a mask. All the puja committees that have a jubilee in 2021 are instructed to celebrate the jubilee next year. If the situation is normal next year (2022).

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Jagadhatri Puja Rishra

Rishra is also known for celebrating Jagadhri puja besides Chandannagar and Krishna Nagar. The main attractions of Rishra Jagadhatri puja are idol decoration, lighting, and pandal decoration. This festival is trendy among the people of Rishra.

Popular Jagadhatri Puja Committees are:

  1. Lenin Math Yuba Gosthi Club Jagadhatri Puja
  2. ANKUR Jagadhatri Puja
  3. Korash Jagadhatri Puja
  4. Pat Tarun Dal
  5. Rishra Tentultala. 
  6. SARADA MAA FORWARD CLUB
  7. Bashtala Juva Gusti
  8. Tarun dol

The procession of Jagadhatri Puja is also very famous here. Lots of people come to enjoy this procession.

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Jagadhatri puja in Kolkata

Apart from Chandannagar Jagadhatri Puja, Jagadhatri Puja in Kolkata has also become popular in West Bengal. Usually, these pujas are celebrated on Navami Tithi. Jagadhatri Puja of Kolkata is celebrated in Rajbari and clubs.

Famous Jagadhatri Puja Committees in Kolkata are as follows:-

  1. Bagbazar Sarbojanin Jagadhatri puja
  2. B.K. Paul house Jagadhatri puja.
  3. Pathuriaghata Khelat Ghosh’s house Jagadhri puja.
  4. Dutta Barir Jagadhatri Puja
  5. Potuatola lane Jagadhatri puja.

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Krishnanagar Jagadhatri puja

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Krishnanagar Rajbari Jagadhatri Puja

Raja Krishnachandra of Krishnanagar was the first to introduce Jagadhatri Puja. At present, people from different places gather at the Krishnanagar Rajbari to enjoy this Traditional Jagadhatri Puja.

However, only on the Maha Navami of Jagadhatri Puja, Krishnanagar Rajbari is open to the public. Jagadhatri Puja of Krishnanagar is famous for its theme Puja, Pandal decoration, illumination, and idol-decoration.

Popular puja committees are:-

  1. Kanthalpota Baroari Choto ma Jagadhatri puja.
  2. Krishna Mata Barowari Puja
  3. Annapurna Mata Barowari puja
  4. Club Prativa Jagadhatri puja
  5. Radhanagar Adi Baroari pandal
  6. Ghurni Bhai Bhai club Jagadhatri puja. 
  7.  Kolubara Jagadhatri puja
  8.  Ghurni Bindu Para Barowari puja. 
  9.  Ghurni Nabarun Sangharsh Jagadhatri puja.
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What is famous about Chandannagar?

Chandannagar is mainly famous for its Jagadhatri puja celebration, its lighting and procession. People from different places gather to watch the procession of this puja. More than 200 illuminated vehicles marched for 12 hours on the 12 km long journey.

The puja procession has achieved second place in the world for largest after Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. This place has a unique culture as the French and Bengalis live here together.

Who started jagadhatri puja?

Goddess Jagadhatri is worshipped on the Navami of Shukla Paksha after one month of Durga Puja. Ma Jagadhatri is the goddess of power, according to the Hindu Sastro. Another form of Goddess Durga is Devi Jagadhatri.

This puja is similar to Durga puja. However, the Saptami, Ashtami, and Navami pujas are performed by three separate pujas on the Navami of Jagadhatri puja. According to the Puranas, the goddess Jagadhatri killed Karindrasura.

What is Jagadhatri puja?

Goddess Jagadhatri is worshipped on the Navami of Shukla Paksha after one month of Durga Puja. Ma Jagadhatri is the goddess of power, according to the Hindu Sastro. Another form of Goddess Durga is Devi Jagadhatri.

This puja is similar to Durga puja. However, the Saptami, Ashtami, and Navami pujas are performed by three separate pujas on the Navami of Jagadhatri puja. According to the Puranas, the goddess Jagadhatri killed Karindrasura.

Why is Jagadhri puja celebrated?

After the killing of Mahishasura, the gods became arrogant in their power. Then Goddess Parvati appeared in front of them as a Kumari. He placed a piece of grass in front of the gods for testing their strength. Agni and Bayu Dev could not burn the grass even though they used their power. Then, Indra wanted to know the Swarup of the girl.

After, Goddess Parvati appeared before him in the form of “Haimbati”.
Then the gods give up the arrogance of their power, misunderstanding them. Since then, another form of Goddess Parvati has been worshipped as Goddess Jagadhatri or Haimbati.

How far is Chandannagar from Kolkata?

Chandannagar is approx 35 km away from Kolkata. Bus and train services Both are available.
By bus: D3 No buses are available from Salt lake bus depot To Chandannagar. It takes approx 4 hours.
By train: Howrah to Bandel Local departs from Howrah at 8:20 am, 10:15 am, 5:00 pm, etc. It takes approx 45 minutes to reach Chandannagar station.

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  1. Very exhaustive guide to the famous puja of Chandannagar.

    Guess the pandemic has stopped you from exploring & touring – noted your post after a long time. Hope this gets over soon so that all travel lovers can get back to their favorite touring destinations.

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