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Sumangali Pooja

In Hindu Religion, Sumangali Pooja is a ritual held in honor of a woman who dies before her husband. Elderly women and married daughters in the family are invited, given food and presents by the daughters-in-law in the family. Sumangali Pooja is restricted to certain regions and to certain Hindu communities.

Sumangali pooja is performed to invite the blessings of Sumangalas or married and auspicious women before celebrating any major auspicious event in the family, such as wedding or housewarming etc.