Swarna Gowri vratha – ಸ್ವರ್ಣ ಗೌರಿ ವ್ರತ

ಶ್ರೀ ಸ್ವರ್ಣ ಗೌರಿ ದೇವತಾಭ್ಯೋ ನಮಃ

ಸ್ವರ್ಣ ಗೌರಿ ವ್ರತ- Swarna Gowri vratha is celebrated on bhaadrapada month thadige day – ಬಾದ್ರಪದ ಮಾಸದ ಶುದ್ಧ ತದಿಗೆ ದಿನ , across Karnataka , a day before Ganesha chaturthi , or pooja performed before Ganesha pooja to Goddess Gowri…

Goddess Gowri is called with numerous names — Uma, Kathyaayini, Daakshaayini, Amba Bhavani, Paarvathi – ಉಮಾ, ಕಾತ್ಯಾಯಿನಿ,ದಾಕ್ಷಯಣಿ ಅಂಬಾ ಭವಾನಿ, ಪಾರ್ವತಿ, etc who is the consort of Lord Shiva, and mother of Lord Ganesha. In Karnataka, this is extremely popular festival and ladies’ favourite festival as well as women get to visit their mother – ತವರು ಮನೆ to give baagina.. Also it symbolises goddess Goddess Gowri and her son Ganesha visiting our houses..
Women take head bath previous day to the pooja — ಬಿದಿಗೆ ನೀರು ಬಿಡಲಾರೆ, ತದಿಗೆ ನೀರು ತಡಿಲಾರೆ is an old proverb my grandmother says meaning is good to take head bath on bidige day !! … And on the pooja day perform pooja to Goddess Paarvathi with all pooja materials , pray for health, wealth, prosperity of the family…


Pooja vidhaana

Based on the family custom, pooja performed to mannina Gowri ಮಣ್ಣಿನ ಗೌರಮ್ಮ, ಅರಿಸಿನದ ಗೌರಿ turmeric Gowri… Along with this kalasha is kept inside which we put rice, dry fruits… Shodashopachaara pooja is performed , ashtottara pooja, ಪುಷ್ಪಪೂಜೆ , ನಾಮಪೂಜಾ, pooja to baagina and the baagina is given to mother and other ladies… Once Pooja is done, 16 knotted thread smeared with turmeric and a flower is tied to the right wrist of the lady performing vratha by elderly ladies or husbands.



Habbada Adige like chitranna , Ambode, anna-huLi-saaru, kosambari, holige , paayasa are prepared…

In the evenings ladies are invited for giving arisina kumkuma..

It is said that Goddess Gowri exists in maradaBagina in various ashta Lakshmi forms and blesses the people who exchange|distribute the same… 💐💐

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