Chinnamasta Jayanti 2023 Date

Chinnamasta Jayanti 2023 Date

Goddess Chhinnamasta is regarded as the 6th of the Dasa Mahavidyas. It is believed that Goddess Chhinnamasta beheaded herself in order to satisfy the hunger of her aides. The Goddess is also popular as Prachanda Chandika or Chinnamastika in many parts of the country. She is mainly worshipped in Eastern India and Nepal. Maa Chhinnamasta temples are located in Odisha, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Eastern parts of UP and in Nepal. Maa Chintpurni in Himachal Pradesh and Maa Chinnamasta in Jharkhand are famous temples dedicated to Maa Chinnamasta. The day of Chhinnamasta Jayanti is also observed as Narasimha Jayanti by Sri Vishnu devotees.

As per Hindu calendar, Maa Chhinnamasta Jayanti is celebrated in the month of Vaisakh during the Shukla Paksha on the 14th day (Chaturdashi Tithi) which usually falls in the month of May or April as per Gregorian calendar.

Chhinnamasta Mata is a unique incarnation of the Goddess Kali as she is regarded as the life taker as well as life-giver. Devotees who worship Goddess Chhinnamasta get rid of all their difficulties. It is believed that by worshipping Goddess Chhinnamasta, devotees can save themselves from issues related to progeny, debt and sexual problems. People worship Mata Chhinnamasta to fulfill all their desires and win over enemies and for financial prosperity. She is worshipped by tantric devotees for awakening of the Kundalini Shakti.

Devotees worship and offer prayers to Goddess Chhinnamastika on the day of Chhinnamasta Jayanti.
Small girls are also worshipped and sacred food is offered to them as they are regarded as Kanjak.

As per the scriptures, it is believed that once Goddess Parvati was taking a bath in the river Mandakani assisted by 2 of her aides. But Devi Parvati forgot about the time and thus after a long time of wait, her aides started feeling too hungry. Despite so much time had gone, Mother Parvati did not realized about the time neither her aides were able to get her attention. When finally Goddess Parvati realized the time, and in guilt beheaded herself, three different bloodstreams erupted. From two bloodstreams her aides satisfied their hunger and the third one was consumed by the Goddess itself. Since that day, she was worshiped in the form of Chhinnamasta Devi.

Chinnamasta Mata Mantra

श्रीं ह्रीं क्लीं ऐं वज्र वैरोचनीयै हूं हूं फट् स्वाहा॥

Shreem Hreem Kleem Aim Vajra Vairochaniyai Hum Hum Phat Svaha॥

When is Chinnamasta Jayanti 2023?

Chinnamasta Jayanti 2023 Date - Thursday, May 4, 2023

Chaturdashi Tithi Begins - 11:49 PM on May 03, 2023
Chaturdashi Tithi Ends - 11:44 PM on May 04, 2023

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