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When is Lalita Jayanti 2024? Know date, puja tithi, significance and more

Lalita Jayanti, observed on magha purnima, celebrates the birth of Mata Lalita. Devotees perform pujas and chants seeking blessings for prosperity, health, and spiritual growth. This festival honours the divine feminine and encourages self-reflection.

Rahul Pratyush Written By: Rahul Pratyush New Delhi Published on: February 24, 2024 8:28 IST
Lalita Jayanti 2024
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Lalita Jayanti, a festival dedicated to the worship of Mata Lalita, falls on the full moon day (Purnima) of the Magha month in the Hindu calendar. This year, it will be observed on Saturday, February 24th, 2024. Devotees across India celebrate this auspicious occasion with devotion and fervour, seeking blessings and grace from the Divine Mother.

Lalita Jayanti 2024: Date and Timings

Lalita Jayanti 2024 Date: February 24, 2024

Lalita Jayanti tithi begins: 03:33 PM on February 23, 2024

Lalita Jayanti tithi ends: 05:59 PM on February 24, 2024

Lalita Jayanti 2024: Who is Goddess Lalita?

Goddess Lalita, also known as Tripura Sundari or Rajarajeshwari, is a revered deity in Hinduism, particularly within the Shakta tradition. Lalita Jayanti celebrates her divine birth. She is depicted as the embodiment of beauty, grace, and divine energy. As the supreme goddess, Lalita symbolises love, compassion, and harmony. Devotees believe that worshipping her brings spiritual upliftment, prosperity, and fulfilment of desires. Lalita's iconography often portrays her adorned with various ornaments and seated on a lotus, radiating a sense of serenity and transcendence.

Lalita Jayanti 2024: Significance

Mata Lalita is considered one of the ten Mahavidyas, representing the ultimate power and wisdom of the Divine. Lalita Jayanti commemorates her birth and is believed to be an especially powerful day to connect with her divine energy. Devotees believe that sincere prayers and offerings on this day can bring blessings of prosperity, happiness, good health, and spiritual liberation.

Lalita Jayanti 2024: Rituals

  • Early morning bath: Devotees start the day with a purifying bath, symbolising inner cleanliness.
  • Fasting: Observing a full or partial fast is customary, demonstrating dedication and devotion.
  • Mandala and Puja: A sacred space (mandala) is created, and elaborate puja rituals are performed with offerings of flowers, fruits, sweets, and incense.
  • Chanting of Lalita Sahasranama: Devotees chant the sacred Lalita Sahasranama, a thousand names of Lalita Devi, seeking her blessings.
  • Aarti and offering of prasad: The puja concludes with aarti (offering of light) and distribution of prasad (blessed food) among devotees.
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