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Poleramma Amavasya – Importance and 2019 Date of Shravan Polala Amavasya in Telangana - Andhra Pradesh

Polala Amavasya is observed on the Amavas (No moon day) in Shravan month in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and parts of Karnataka and Orissa. Polala Amavasya 2019 date is September 9. It is dedicated to Goddess Poleramma who is the protector of children. Mothers observe Polala Amavasya Vrata for the welfare of their children.

Goddess Poleramma is quite similar to the Goddess Shitala worshipped in North India. The popular belief is that the Goddess protects children from various diseases, especially chicken pox.

Monsoon rains are at its peak during the Shravan (July – August) month. Diseases spread quickly and those most vulnerable are children. The prayers are meant to keep children healthy.

Special pujas and rituals are held in Poleramma temples.