Ganesh and Gauri Puja 2016 in Maharashtra
Jyeshta Gauri Puja is a Maharashtrian festival. Gauri Puja is performed in many homes during Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Maharashtra. In 2016, Gauri Avahan in on September 8, 2016. Gowri Puja is on September 9 and Gouri Visarjan is on September 10, 2016.
Goddess Gauri or Gowri is another name for Mata ParvatiParvati
After the death of Shiva's first love Sati, Shiva...
, the mother of Lord Ganesha.
Gauri Puja during Vinayaka Chaturthi in many parts of Maharashtra, especially in Pune, Goddess Gauri is the sister of Ganapati. The appearance of Goddess Gauri in houses is said to bring health, wealth, and prosperity.
The idols of Gauri are brought usually for two days at the beginning of Ganesh Chaturthi. It is placed for three days – the first day is the Gauri Avahana, next day it is to worship Satyanarayan puja and on the third day Gauri is dipped in water.
In India, many regions have an independent culture and most of these cultures are 5000 years old. Each region has developed it's in the way of describing the deities.