All the Tuesdays in the month of Shravan, all fasts are called Mangla Gauri fast. This fast is called Mangla Gauri Vrat due to fasting on Tuesday. In the Hindu calendar, the month of Shravan is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Mata Gauri. The woman doing this fast during the month of Shravan or, from the beginning of the month of Shravan, decides to fast for the next sixteen weeks. Mangal Gauri fast is observed only by women. Women, mainly newly married women, perform this fast to obtain the blessings of Mother Gauri for a happy married life.
Puja Vidhan of Fast
In the morning, a white wash cloth should be spread on a checkpoint after taking a bath. Nine planets are made out of rice on white cloth and on red cloth, wheat is made of hexade mata. Put rice and flowers on one side of the chaki and establish the urn. Keep water in the urn. Four lamps of 16-16 wire are burnt by making a chamukhi lamp of flour. First of all, we worship Ganesha. After worshiping, offer water, roli, molly, sandalwood, vermilion, betel nut, cloves, betel leaf, rice, flowers, cardamom, bell-leaf, fruit, nuts and dakshina. After this, the Kalash is worshiped like Ganesh worship. Then by worshiping the nine planets and the Shodash Mata, they give the whole offering to the Brahmin. After this, making Mangala Gauri of the soil, bathing them with water, milk, curd etc., and wearing clothes, applying Roli, Chandan, Sindoor, rosemary and kajal. Sixteen types of flower leaves are garlanded. Five types of sixteen-sixteen nuts, betel nuts, cloves, rosemary, glass, comb and bangles are offered. Hearing the story, touching Sasuji’s feet is a law to eat one grain at a time. The next day Mangla dines after immersing Gauri.
A story related to Mangala Gauri fast is also told, according to which a seth named Dharmapala is living happily with his wife in a city in the Oriental period. There was no lack of wealth in his life. But the only thing that bothered him was that he had no children. For which he used to do a lot of pooja recitation and charity. Pleased with his good deeds, by the grace of God, he received a son, but the son did not have much age, according to astrologers, his son will become a eraser of death due to snake bite in the sixteenth year.
Knowing the young age of his son, his father was very hurt but who can change the fate, Atru, Seth left everything to God and after some time married his son to a worthy cult girl. Mother’s mother always worshiped the fast of Mangla Gauri. Atari, the girl born due to the effect of this fast was blessed with unbroken good luck, which resulted in the length of Seth’s son.
It should be used after fasting on Tuesdays of Shravan month. Food is prohibited in industry. Worshiping with henna should be done. Worship should be done with four Brahmins. On the four corners of a checki, four clams of bananas should be tied on the pavilion with an odor. Mangalagouri should be set in the bowl by placing a bowl on the urn. All the items of saree, nath and suhag should be kept. Aarti should be done after listening to the story after the Havan. Sixteen laddus of flour, rupees and sari in silverware should be given to Sasu ji to touch his feet. The pandits who perform the puja should also be given food and washed and washed.
The next day, Sohal Brahmins should be given food including pairs, dhoti, angocha and Brahminis, suhag-pittari. In the Suhag plate, there are accessories and sarees of Suhag. After doing all this, you should eat yourself.
The idol of the Devi Mangala Gauri is placed on a wooden platform wrapped in a red cloth. A lamp consisting of 16 thick cotton wicks made of wheat flour is lit. Devi Mangala Gauri is worshipped by performing a pooja with Shodoroshopochar rituals. Take a holy bath on the auspicious day of Mangala Gauri Vrat. Make Navagrahas using rice and Shodash Goddess using wheat. The idol of Lord Ganesha is placed next to the Goddesses. Kalash Sthapana is performed. Haldi, kumkum, Akshata, water, sandalwood, vermillion, betel nuts, rice flowers, cardamom, Bael leaves, fruits, nuts, and alms are offered during Lord Ganesha Puja. After Ganesh Pujan, Navagraha Puja and Shodasha Goddesses Puja (puja to 16 Goddesses) are performed. Shodashopachar Puja is offered to Goddess Mangala Gauri. 16 types of flowers and fruits; mirror, comb, and bangles are offered to the Goddess. Mangala Gauri Vrat Katha is chanted during the end of the Vrat. On the last Tuesday of Shravan month, the next day, Wednesday, the idol of Mangala Gauri is immersed in the pond (Mangala Gauri Visarjan / Udyapana). Distribute prasad, Turmeric, Vermillion to other married women.
Amavasya falling in the month of Sawan and Shravan is called Hariyali Amavasya. Hariyali Amavasya is considered a very auspicious day. The day of Hariyali Amavasya is important for Shiva devotees, hence Lord Shiva is worshiped on this day. Generally, Hariyali Amavasya falls three days before the famous Hariyali Teej.
This day is called Hariyali Amavasya because there is greenery all around in the month of Sawan. That’s why this festival is called the festival of greenery. Apart from this, plants are also planted on this day for the fulfillment of various wishes. On this date, prosperity and prosperity can be obtained through plants.
Donation, meditation and bathing have special significance on the day of Hariyali Amavasya.
The festival of Hariyali Amavasya is famous by different names in India. It is very famous in the northern states of India like Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Jammu Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh.
In Maharashtra it is called ‘Gatari Amavasya’, in Andhra Pradesh it is ‘Chukkala Amavasya’ and in Orissa it is celebrated as ‘Chitlagi Amavasya’. As with the name, the customs and traditions differ in different parts of the country, but the spirit of the celebration remains the same.
How to do Puja on Hariyali Amavasya
– Wake up on this day in Brahma Muhurta and retire from bathing.
– Sprinkle Ganga Jal or holy water all over the house.
– Shiva Linga should be consecrated with water etc.
– After Abhishek, Lord Shiva is pleased with Belpatra, Samitra, Doob, Kusha, Lotus, Neelkamal, Jawaphool Kaner, Rye flower etc.
– One should meditate on Lord Shiva.
– After meditation, worship Lord Shiva with ‘Om Namah Shivaya’. Do aarti and distribute prasad.