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Lavanya Gowri Vrata

Lavanya Gowri Vratha, or Lavanya Gouri Vritham, is an auspicious day dedicated to Goddess Parvati. In 2018, the date of Lavanya Gowri Vrata is April 20. The fasting observed on the day by women of certain Hindu communities is dedicated to Goddess Gouri – another name of Goddess Parvati.

Lavanya Gowri Vratha is observed on the fifth day during the waxing phase of moon in Chittirai month in Tamil Nadu. The corresponding month in Kannada calendar is the fifth day of the Shukla Paksha of Vaisakh month.

Lavanya Gowri Vrata is quite similar to the famous Swarna Gowri Vrata observed in Karnataka during Ganesh Chaturthi. But the Lavanya Gouri Vrata is not as famous as the Swarna Gouri Vratam and is observed only certain communities.

Teachings of Vallabhacharya

You should all be good and religious person – Not a God fearing man but a God loving man. Speak the truth. Be just and honest to all. Treat all persons equally. Have faith in Lord Krishna and surrender yourself to him. Be charitable and never harm the hungry and the weak. Realize that service to men and animals is service to God.You should believe that Krishna is our God and never slacken your faith in him and then he will surely protect you. You should regard him as the be-all and end-all of your life. Your ultimate good lies in serving him, which should be done with all your heart, mind and soul. Trust in his protection. Remember him always in all thoughts, words and deeds.Be free from sorrows and anxieties concerning your future, for you are safe in my (Lord Krishna’s) hands. Only you should love me with the love of Gopis. If you do so then you will surely secure liberation. That is the only means of union with Me, by which you will regain your original divine nature. Do not give y…