Gowri Habba Hartalika Teej Festival Pooja Details

Managla Gowri Vrata is celebrated with pomp and piety in India.

This festival is clubbed with Ganesh Chaturthi and these two festivals together are called Gowri Ganesha Habba.

Gowri habba is celebrated one day ahead of Ganesha Chaturthi.

Parvathi as Gowri for Gowri habba.jpg Parvathi as Gowri for Gowri habba.

Gowri Habba 2015.

Pratahkal Gowri Puja Muhurat = 06:12 to 08:37
Duration = 2 Hours 24 Mins
Pradoshkal Gowri Puja Muhurat = 18:16 to 20:01
Duration = 1 Hour 44 Mins
Tritiya Tithi Begins = 17:27 on 15/Sep/2015
Tritiya Tithi Ends = 20:01 on 16/Sep/2015

‘It is a significant festival in parts of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. It is known as Hartalika in the North Indian states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. Ma Goddess Gowri (Gauri), the mother of Ganesha and wife of Shiva, is worshiped throughout India for her ability to bestow upon her devotees courage and power. Hindu belief has it that Goddess Gowri is the very incarnation of Aadhi Shakthi Mahamaya. She is the Shakthi of Lord Shiva. It is believed that on Thadige, or the third day of the month of Bhaadra, Goddess Gowri comes home like any married woman comes to her parents’ house. The next day Lord Ganesha, her son, comes as if to take her back to Kailasa..

However Gowri festival is observed on a Low key in Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

On this day, married women, after bathing, wear new or smart clothes and dress up the girls of the family. Then they do the ‘sthapana’ of either jalagauri or arishinadagauri (a symbolic idol of Gowri made of turmeric). Beautifully painted and decorated clay idols of Goddess Gowri can be bought at the local market. The goddess’ idol is mounted in a plate, with a cereal (rice or wheat) in it. As this ‘puje’ or ritual is to be performed with ‘suchi’ (cleanliness) and ‘shraddhe’ (dedication), the women go to temples or to another person’s house, where it is performed according to set procedures or they can perform the ritual in their own homes.

A mandapa, generally decorated with banana stem and mango leaves, is built around the idol. The Gauri is decorated with garlands, decorations made of cotton, and women have a ‘gauridaara’ (sacred thread with sixteen knots) tied to their right wrists, as blessings of gauri and as part of the vratha. Each of the sixteen knots is worshiped with mantras during the performance of the religious practice.

An interesting part of the festival is offering the baagina. At least five baaginas are prepared as part of the vratha. Each baagina usually contains a packet of arshina (turmeric),kumkum, black bangles, black beads (used in the mangalsutra), a comb, a small mirror, baLe bicchoLe, coconut, blouse piece, dhaanya (cereal), rice, toor dal, green dal, wheat or rava and jaggery cut in a cube form. The baagina is offered in a traditional mora (winnow painted with turmeric). One such baagina is offered to Goddess Gowri and set aside. The remaining Gowri baaginas are given to the married women.

Another specialty of this festival is that the ‘tavaru maneyavaru’ (the married woman’s parents and brothers) send gauri habbada mangaladravya to the married women of their family. Some send money as a substitute for mangaladravya. This good practice remains unchanged and keeps people closer. Newlymarried women give sixteen jothe baagina to sumangalis (married women) and obtain their blessings. One baagina is kept for Gauramma. The main food items in this festival’s feast are the delectable beLe hoLige/Kaayee-hoLige, Huggi/chitranna and Bajji.

Newlywed couples are invited to the house of their in-laws and served with festive food. In the olden days, newlywed couples had to wait till Gowri Habba to consummate their marriage. The logic behind this practice is that if a child is conceived during Gowri Habba, which falls during the winter, the child would be born nine months later, during the summer, when it would be less prone to infections. This practice has been in place for years but has declined in recent times due to modernisation.

For Vrata dtails and procedure with mantras, check the Link( audio link)

Gowri Habba Vratha Prodcedure Mantras Audio



4 thoughts on “Gowri Habba Hartalika Teej Festival Pooja Details

  1. kuaa ka pani mithaa hai ya ki kadwa ye pine ke baad hi swad me aata hai tou kis ne kaha kyu kaha ththya ke saath kahi baat me dum hai ye dekhna padega par ramnana g pryaash kiya aur sahi disha me kiya ye prashnsha yogya hai keep it up and take cake care both of you


  2. Chanced upon ur blogsite today.
    U write so much but to what ends?
    U are trying to elevate Tamil to the level of Samskritam?
    Or trying to elevate Agamas to the level of the Ved?
    Or trying to in a very clever manner pull down Sanatan Dharm?
    U do seem to have read a lot without understanding the core of it.
    U r using wikipedia as a source on Sanatan Dharm.
    The entire world followed one Dharm including your precious Tamilians.
    Tamil is ancient no doubt but Samskritam Ved and Sanatan Dharm are the originals.
    If we lost 99% of our knowledge in 1000yrs of invasion, how is it possible tht ur precious Agamas survived? Or is it more possible tht these are fake?

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    1. I present information as I come across with my inputs.
      1.It is a fact that there are refernces to Tamil in the Ramayana, Mahbharata and in the Vedas.
      A Million year old site of adavanced tamil Civilization has ben found in Chennai.
      About the antiquity of Tamil, I have provided information with facts and sources from the Vedas, Ithihasas and Puranas, among others.
      Tamil again quotes the Vedas.
      Under the circumstances, it difficult to determine which precedes the other.
      I have a detailed post on this.
      2.As to Agamas, I have clearly mentioned that the Agamas were a later composition in the South, by the descendants of Vishwamitra.
      There is no quetion of Agamas preceding the Vedas.
      3.I have also written a detailed post that the Tamils were a part of Sanatan Dharma.
      4.Shiva worship in the south preceded the Sanatana Dharma of the north.
      This blog is research orinted and information is presented as I come by.
      Contrary views are welcome , if they are authentic.
      5.I do not know as to what end I write.This I have explained in a Post.
      6.I have used, among others, Wiki as a Source.Original papers have also been quoted.
      I find iki to be reasoably good as it has differnt perspectives, in many cases contrary views.
      It is hilarious to read that an ignorant one like me can demmean Sanatana Dharma!
      Wish you read all my Posts.
      My request to readers is not to use this forum abot langauges and divisions amongst us, which the Invaders have used to destroy us, but to contribute to Sanatna Dharma, by reviving the interest in the Sanatna Dharma and its Historicity.


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