Ganeshotsav, which lasts for ten days across the country, is very popular. This festival is celebrated with great pomp in Maharashtra. There is also a law for Jyestha Gauri Puja during Ganeshotsav celebrated in Maharashtra.
Jyeshtha Gauri is invoked on the third day of Ganeshotsav, and she is worshiped with rituals for one day, followed by Gauri immersion. This year the Gauri pooja (Jyeshtha Gauri Avahana) is being done on the third day of Ganeshotsav, i.e., September 5, followed by Gauri Puja on September 6 and Gauri Ji will be performed on September 7.
Jyeshtha Gauri Puja 2020
During the Gauri pooja, the idol of Mata Gauri is installed in the houses, and they are called. On the day of Gauri Puja, the icon is worshiped with the statute of law. Gauri-Ganesh is immersed on the day of Gauri immersion. Goddess Gauri is the mother of Lord Ganesha, who brings auspiciousness and prosperity in the life of the devotees with her arrival.
Jyeshtha Gauri Puja Date
- Gauri Avahana will be celebrated on August 25.
- The puja will take place on August 26.
- Visarjan will take place on August 27.
- As for the drikpanchang, the schedule is as follows.
Anuradha Nakshatra starts at 1:59 PM and ends at 1:04 PM on August 26.
Method of worship
- In particular, the tradition of Gauri Puja is performed during Ganeshotsav in Maharashtra. Here, women worship Gauri. On the one hand, while married women wish their husbands a long life and happy life, virgin girls worship Gauri to get the desired life partner. Women also perform night awakening for Gauri worship. During this time, women also play traditional games like Fugdi.
- The idol of Goddess Parvati should be installed on the left side of Lord Shiva during Gauri Pujan. The worship should begin by remembering Lord Ganesha. Turmeric-Kumkum program is organized in the evening on the day of Gauri Pujan.
- On the day of Gauri Puja, bathe the idol of the Goddess with pure water.
- After this, apply Goddess Gauri with panchamrit and water.
- After this, install a statue of Mata Gauri by laying the clean cloth on a post.
- Then offer fruits, flowers, incense, lamps, Dakshina, etc. to the mother and worship.
- During Gauri Pujan, sixteen types of dishes and sweets are offered to her.
- During the puja, chant the mantras of Mata Gauri, read the story, and finally perform her aarti.
Things to remember while worshipping Goddess Gauri
- Dhyana – Meditation on Goddess Gauri / Mahalakshmi.
- Awahana – call on the Goddesses and pray to them before starting the puja.
- Asana – worship the goddesses by offering them places.
- Padya – Offer water to their feet.
- Arghya – Offer them water.
- Achamana – Drink water from the right palm.
- Madhuparkam – Offer milk and honey.
- Abhishekam – Perform Abhishek. Offer water, milk, honey, cottage cheese, etc. symbolically.
- Vastra – We offer a saree
- Abharana – Offer adornments.
- Ganda – Offer Chandana
- Pushpa – Offer flowers
- Archana – Offer tambulam, consisting of paan, supari, kumkum, haldi, fruits, new saris, blouse pieces, etc.)
- Dhoop – Inscene’s proposal
- Deep – Lamp Offer
- Naivedya – Offer bhog. It can be khir, or halva, or any other sweet dish.
It is believed that by worshiping Jyestha Gauri, all the wishes of women are fulfilled, and virgin girls get the right life partner. Jyeshtha Gauri is worshiped in Maharashtra after worshiping Jyestha Gauri by law. By worshiping Ganesha as well as his mother, devotees get the blessings of Ganesha and Mother Gauri.