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Gowri Habba Puja Items – Requirements for Swarna Gouri Vrata or Gowri Ganesh Pooja

Gowri Habba Puja, also known as Gowri-Ganesha Pooja, is observed a day before Ganesh Chaturthi puja in Karnataka and some parts of Andhra Pradesh. Also known as Swarna Gouri Puja, it is observed on the third day (Tritiya) of the Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapad month. Here is a list of essential things that are needed for Gowri Ganesha Puja. This is only a general list of things required for Swarna Gouri Puja. The puja requirements vary from region to region. Clay Gowri and Ganesha idol Clay Two threshing pads (marada bagin) (Muram or Moram) Banana leaf Coconut Betel Leaf Betel nuts Raw Rice Bananas Fruits Fragrant flowers Small bundle of red gram Small bundle of Black gram Small bundle of green gram Small bundle of Bengal gram Small bundle of wheat or Rava Turmeric powder Kumkuma Eye kohl Comb Mirror Bangles Blouse piece Other cosmetics Gifts for women You may also like to read How to perform Gowri Ganesha Puja

Poonool or Poonal – How it should be worn?

Poonool or Poonal is a thread worn by certain Hindus. It is also known as Yajnasoothram or Yajnopaveetham. It is worn across the body – over the left shoulder under the right arm. The article originally written by Sarma Sastrigal Poonal - How it is given shape? We are all aware that the adornment of the Yajnopaveeta or the sacred thread is one of important parts of the Upanayana. It is interesting to see how the yajnopaveeta, the sacred thread, is given shape. The basic material for the yajnopaveeta, also known as poonal in Tamil, is cotton thread woven by persons who are qualified to preach Vedas. Married women including widows are also qualified to do this job. A Brahmin then takes the woven material, sits in a clean place, and spins the thread around his fingers in such a way that each loop is 4”. He makes 96 such loops, folds the total length 3 times and presses the shortened length till it achieves the desired stiffness. Next he makes this into three circular loops. The