Jagran

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For Hindi newspaper, see Dainik Jagran.
A jagran in honour of Devi, the Hindu goddess.

Jāgran( जागरण ) or jāgrata ( जागरता ) or jaag is a Hindu ritual, consisting of all-night vigil, songs and dance in honour of a deity and puja. Often, jagran is performed in honour of various Hindu goddesses (Devi), Shiva as well as various folk deities like Khandoba[1] and Devnarayan.[2] Devotees worship the deity throughout night by singing bhajans, reciting aarti and listening to legends of the deity.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Richard Keith Barz; Monika Theil-Horstmann (1989). Living Texts from India. Otto Harrassowitz Verlag. pp. 46–. ISBN 978-3-447-02967-4. 
  2. ^ Peter J. Claus; Sarah Diamond; Margaret Ann Mills (2003). South Asian Folklore: An Encyclopedia : Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka. Taylor & Francis. pp. 146–. ISBN 978-0-415-93919-5.