Swarna Gowri Vratha/Gowri habba (ಸ್ವರ್ಣ ಗೌರಿ ವ್ರತ/ ಗೌರಿ ಹಬ್ಬ ವಿವರ)

||ಶ್ರೀ ಸ್ವರ್ಣ ಗೌರಿ ದೇವತಾಭ್ಯೋ ನಮಃ||

ಸ್ವರ್ಣ ಗೌರಿ ವ್ರತSwarna 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 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 customs(passed on through generations) Pooja Vidhana varies…

Set up the Pooja Mantapa.  Spread rice in a plate. Keep Kalasha, Mannina Gowri/ಮಣ್ಣಿನ ಗೌರಮ್ಮ, ಅರಿಸಿನದ ಗೌರಿ/ Turmeric Gowri, along with this Lord Ganesha Idol.. First Pooja is performed to Lord Ganesha.

Puja materials list is here

Shodashopachaara /ಷೋಡಶೋಪಚಾರ pooja is performed , Ashtottara pooja, Pushpa pooja/ ಪುಷ್ಪಪೂಜೆ , Naama Pooja/ ನಾಮಪೂಜಾ, pooja to baagina/ಬಾಗಿನ ಪೂಜೆ 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 , Palya, Ambode, Anna/Rice, huLi/Sambar, Saaru/Rasam, kosambari, Togaribele Hoornada Holige /Dal Obbattu, paayasa are prepared… Some people prepare Coconut Holige/ Kaayi obbattu , 5 types of Rice Items/types  also…

In the evenings ladies are invited for giving Arishina-Kumkuma..

While immersing Gowri and Ganesha(based on Almanac), special Neivedya is offered like Mosaru Avalakki, Kadale Gugri etc and Sobalakki (Rice, Jaggery Square, Coconuts, Bale-Bicchole, Arishina-Kumkuma) is given to the Goddess… One has to immerse Daara/thread tied to their wrist also…

Gejjevastra for Gowri is a Cotton Garland with 16 lines/strings(16 ಎಳೆಯ ಗೆಜ್ಜೇವಸ್ತ್ರ) ..


It is said that Goddess Gowri exists in Morada Baagina/ಮೊರದ ಬಾಗಿನ in various Ashta Lakshmi forms and blesses the people who exchange/distribute the same… 💐💐

Devi Stuti Lyrics

Varava kode lyrics

Meenakshi Pancharatnam

Many devotional songs and Shlokas 

Nodu Nodu Kannaara lyrics

Note:-  I will post the Kannada version of all Pooja and Vratha procedures in my blog soon…

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  1. Thanks for the information. I have a doubt, on thadige , swarna gowri festival day , if it is 5th day of periods can we take head bath and do pooja? Just you have mentioned that thadige neeru thadilare , so I have confusion.

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