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Dhumavati Jayanti 2024: Why did Lord Shiva curse his own wife Devi Sati to become a widow?

Dhumavati Jayanti 2024: Dhumavati Jayanti will be celebrated on 14 June 2024. Dhumavati is considered to be the form of Goddess Sati, the consort of Lord Shiva. According to the stories, Lord Shiva himself cursed his consort Goddess Sati, after which the existence of Goddess Sati Dhumavati came to light. Let us know the interesting story behind this.

Dhumavati Jayanti 2024: Sati-swarupa Devi Dhumavati is mentioned in the religious stories of Hinduism. Goddess Dhumavati is the seventh goddess among the ten Mahavidyas and is known as the widow goddess. Many strange and interesting stories are prevalent about her, according to mythology, when Mother Sati burnt herself to ashes in the havan kund at her father's place by her own will. Then Mother Dhumavati appeared from the smoke that came out of her body. Mother Dhumavati is considered to be the Mahavidya who controls disease, grief and sorrow.

Second Legend of Goddess Dhumavati

Once something strange happened to Goddess Sati and she started feeling very hungry. Due to extreme hunger, Goddess Sati was swallowing whatever she saw but even then her hunger was not getting satiated. Distressed with extreme hunger, the Goddess was roaming here and there when Lord Shiva came in front of her. Then Goddess Sati swallowed Lord Shiva without seeing or understanding anything. This created an uproar all around.

Then all the gods together went to Mata Sati and started pleading with Devi Sati to free Lord Shiva. Now Devi Sati realized her mistake, and she freed Lord Shiva. Then Lord Shiva got angry and cursed Devi Sati to become an old widow. Due to the effect of the curse, Devi Sati turned into an old widow. This old widow form of Devi Sati was called Dhumavati and the Dhumavati form of Devi Sati started being worshipped as an inauspicious and widow goddess.

Form of Goddess Dhumavati

Dhumavati's appearance is that of a fearsome and old person. She rides on a chariot which has no flag. Her vehicle is a crow, which is considered a symbol of bad omen and death. She wears white clothes and has a flag or a stick in her hand.

Married women do not worship Goddess Dhumavati

Married women do not worship Goddess Dhumavati, because it is believed that worshipping Goddess Dhumavati is inauspicious for married women. Dhumavati is worshipped especially by those who are facing severe difficulties in life. Those who are stuck in severe financial crisis or especially widows and people suffering from any dreaded disease are prescribed to worship her. By worshipping Goddess Dhumavati by such people, they get relief from sorrow, pain and difficulties.

Main Temple of Goddess Dhumavati

There are some major temples of Goddess Dhumavati in India, one of the famous temples is located in Datia, Madhya Pradesh. Apart from this, there is also a temple of her in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, where devotees come especially to worship.

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