Mangala Gowri Puja
Mangala Gowri Puja, or Shravana Mangala Gowri Puja, is an important Vrata observed by married women. It is performed for a happy married life and for the long life of the husband. It is observed on Tuesdays in the Shravan. Mangala gouri pooja is done by newly married women for 5 years.
Mangala Gowri Vratha
Early morning the lady should have a bath, prepare the idol of Gowri with turmeric decorate it with some cloth. All the pooja items are kept ready. Uncooked rice has to kept in the Silver plate, kalasha is kept on the rice plate, kalasha is filled with water inside kalasha keep five betel leaves and keep coconut with turmeric, keep Gowri made of turmeric and silver idol of Gowri if you have and keep ganesha idol, before starting the pooja worship ganesha and do pooja for Ganesha and then start doing abisheka for turmeric gouri by sprinkling milk, water. The ashotothra is then done with flowers after which a managalrathri is completed. The story of mangala gouri is read keeping kadge( apply ghee for spoon and we have to keep it in on deepa till we complete reading story) once story is done we have to remove spoon from deepa so that spoon will be covered with black ash, that we have to keep it on forehead for all women we call for kumkum.
Mangala Gowri Thambula
A minimum of five women must be called for kukum and offer thambulam, thambula will contain 5 varieties of cut fruits, green sprouted, thamta( made of rice flour and sesame seeds) this pooja has to be done on all Tuesdays of shravana month for 5 years
The fast is kept by the women to get blessings from Goddess Shakti. Worshipping Maa Gauri fills the life with great benefits and remove all their upheavals. Unmarried girls worship Goddess Parvati on this day. Goddess Parvati is the life partner of Lord Shiva and is ready to fulfil the wishes of devotees. Girls and women are worshipping Mangla Gauri to get a good husband and for a successful married life.
A wealthy merchant named Dharampal had a beautiful wife. But the couple was childless. However, by the grace of God, they obtained a son who was short lived. The couple married off their son with a girl who was blessed with a daughter who would never face widowhood. Hence, Dharampal’s son achieved a life span of hundred years.
Mangala Gowri Festival Food Menu Items
South India dishes like paysa, obattu, chithrana, kosambri has to be offered to the ladies that we have called for kukum.