*Jyestha Gauri Puja* is one of the most popular vrats observed in bhadrapada month in Maharashtra as per Marathi calendar. It is known as jyestha nakshatra; hence know as jyeshtha gauri vrata. Jyeshtha gauri puja is a three day vrata puja performed by married women, Special decorations are done and married women invite their relatives and neighbours’ to participate. In the puja haldi kumkum ceremony is an important event on that day. After haldi kum kum, they distribute several types of offering among themselves.
Goddess Gauri or Gowri is another name for Goddess Parvati, the mother of Ganesha. But in Gauri Puja during Vinayaka Chaturthi in certain parts of Maharashtra, especially in Pune, Goddess Gauri is the sister of Ganapati. Arrival of Goddess Gauri in homes is said to bring health.
Legend has it those two sisters follow ganesha to the homes. Gauri puja is also considered as upasana of goddess lakshmi, in some regions.
In most households, they do not immerse idols in the water as they use re-usable murtis.
They do very nice shringar on those gauri idols with real gold jewelry.
It is said that, jyeshtha gauri who comes in search of lord ganesha is believed to bring auspiciousness and prosperity.
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