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celebrating bipodtarini puja

Bipattarini Brata is dedicated to Goddess Bipattarini – a manifestation of Mother Goddess Kali. Bipattarini Puja 2019 dates are July 17 and July 21. The Brata is observed on Tuesday and Saturday in the month of Ashar in Bengal after Rath Yatra and before Ulto Rath. The popular belief is that those who observe the Brata gets the blessings of Goddess Bipattarini and will be able to protect the family from all types of danger. On the previous day of the Bipattarini Brata, the person only opts for vegetarian food. On the day of the brata, the person undertaking the fast does not eat any food. Nine different types of fruits are offered to the Goddess. The person fasting ties fourteen types of knots on the hand. The women tie knot on left hand and the men tie knot on the right hand.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Camera: Canon EOS 60D
Copyright: © Rayhan Ahmed