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Gowri Habba is a Hindu festival celebrated a day before Ganesh Chaturthi.
This festival celebrates Goddess Gowri (also known as Parvati), venerated as the mother of Lord Ganesha. It is usually observed by married women and is a significant festival in parts of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. It is known as Hartalika in the North Indian states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. Ma Goddess Gowri(Gauri), the mother of Ganesha and wife of Shiva, is worshiped throughout India for her ability to bestow upon her devotees courage and power.
It is believed that on the thirteenth day Thadige of the month of Bhaadrapada Goddess Gowri is welcomed at her patents’ house. The next day Lord Ganesha, her son comes as if to take her back to Kailasa.
The festival is in two parts. One is the Gowri pooja and the other part is the Ganesha Chathurthi celebration. It is a festival of poojas to the mother and son, as Gowri is the mother of Ganesha.
Gowri is worshiped with reverence throughout the country as the mother supreme. She is considered as the Goddess of power, courage and valor and is considered as the incarnation of Adi Parasakthi.
Gowri is the wife of Shiva and therefore the Shiva worshippers encourage their wives to worship Gowri.
Lakshmi is the wife of Vishnu and therefore the Vishnu worshippers extol the virtues of worshipping
Lakshmi.Gowri festival is considered to be the festival by which goddess Gowri will be very much pleased with the
married women. Unmarried girls also take part in this festival, and pray the goddess to grant them a very
loving husband; a husband who is handsome, strong, hard working, and courageous.