Gowri Festivals

The Hindu festival of Gowri Habba, also called Swarna Gowri Vratam, is observed in Karnataka and other regions of South India. It is devoted to Goddess Gowri, who is revered as Lord Ganesha's mother. The celebration, which features unique rituals and prayers, is celebrated the day before Ganesh Chaturthi. The festival's primary focus is on the worship of Goddess Gowri. Particularly married ladies perform the Gowri Habba rites in order to ask the goddess for her blessings for their families' well-being. Followers get up early, bathe in holy water, and put on customary clothes. After that, they carry out the Gowri Habba Pooja, which entails setting up the Gowri idol, or goddess image. A day-long fast is observed by some women as a part of the Gowri Habba customs. Following the evening puja, the fast is broken. Offerings to Goddess Gowri include fruits, coconuts, betel leaves, and betel nuts in addition to customary sweets. The deity is decked out in flowers and jewellery. Women give each other kumkum and haldi as a sign of blessings and friendship. Married women trade these things by going to each other's houses. Women are said to gather during this time to honour their responsibilities as mothers and caregivers, exchange stories, and bond over common experiences.

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In Gowri Habba, families begin getting ready for Ganesh Chaturthi by bringing idols of Ganesha and setting them up in public pandals or within their houses. With Gowri Habba, the family's wealth and well-being are the intended goals of the ceremonies conducted. Gowri Habba is celebrated not just in private homes but also at community centres, temples, and cultural associations. The elaborate festivities of Ganesh Chaturthi, which take place the next day, are put in motion by Gowri Habba. The festival is an essential component of Karnataka's cultural legacy because it is characterized by love, family ties, and cultural celebrations.

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How to reach

By Air : The nearest airport is Kempegowda International Airport.

By Train :The nearest railway station is Bangalore City Junction.

By Road :It is well connected by road to nearby cities and states, you can hire a cab or bus to reach.


1.In Karnataka, when is the Gowri Festival celebrated?

September is when the Gowri Festival is usually observed.

2.Are there guided tours during the festival?

Yes, guided tours are often organized.

3.Does the Gowri Festival have any special cuisine offerings?

Yes, on the Gowri Festival there is a special meal called Chitranna, Payasa and so on.

4.Are there accommodations available nearby?

Yes, it offers a wide range of accommodation options.