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Gaja Gowri Vratha 2023 Date – Spiritual Importance of Gaja Gowri Vratha

Gaja Gowri Vrata is observed in Bhadrapad month in South India especially in Karnataka. Gaja Gowri Vratha 2023 date is September 29. In some regions, it is observed on the Maha Navami day in Ashwin month (October 23, 2023). In some regions of Maharashtra it is observed on Ashwin Shukla Paksha Tritiya tithi and this is on October 17, 2023. The importance of Gaja Gowri Vrata is mentioned in the Mahabharata and it is said that Gandhari, the mother of Kauravas, and Kunti, the mother of Pandavas, had performed it for the welfare of their sons. Sage Narada had advised Gandhari to perform Gaja Gowri Vrata for the welfare of her children. She is believed to have made an elephant from mud and performed the Vrata. It is said that to help Kunti perform the Vrata, the Pandava brothers Bhima and Arjuna, had brought Airavata, the white elephant of Lord Indra, to earth. Apart from the rituals and offerings, Gaja Gowri Vratha Katha is listened to on the day by those performing the