Jamatra Shashti (Jamata Sashti)

Jamatra Shashti (Jamata Sashti) is an auspicious day which falls in Jyeshta Month in Hindu calendar. In 2014, Jamatra Shashti date is June 4.

Jamatra Shashti, also spelt as Jamata Sashti, is an important day for Bengali people. It is celebrated on the sixth day in Shukla Paksha of Jyeshta month.

Literally, Jamatra (Jamata) means son in law. On the occasion of Jamatra Shashti, son in law is invited to the residence of father in law and offered special recipes. Preparations for the special day begin a day before.

Jamatra Shashti is dedicated to worship Goddess Sasthi who is believed as the protector of couples, children, and the whole family.

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