Today, 4 November 2011 is Jagadhatri Puja. It is observed on Shukla Paksha Navami in Karthik Month mainly in Bengal. Goddess Jagadhatri is considered as the protector of the universe who saved the earth from wicked demons. She is known as an aspect of Goddess Durga. On Shukla Paksha Navami in Kartik Month, Goddess Shakti appears in the please form of Jagadhatri whereas a month earlier to this in Ashwin month the Goddess appears in fierce form of Durga.
Jagaddhatri appears with large eyes and four hands carrying shankh (conch), Chakra (discus), shaft and bow.
Jagadhatri Puja is also celebrated as Kushmand Navami, Akshaya Navami, Awla Navami, Amla Navami, etc.