Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Polala Amavasya 2010

Mother "Parvati"  & her  Kid "Ganesha".

Source:Hindu pad & Other Internet Sources.
Polala Amavasya is an important Vratham dedicated to Goddess "Poleramma".It is observed on Shravana Amavasya,No Moon Day in Shravanamasam mainly in Andhra Pradesh.Polala Amavasya is also known as Pithori Amavasya Celebrated in North Indian states and Pola in Maharashtra and some other regions of North India.The rituals on the day are dedicated to Goddess Durga.In 2010,Polala Amvasya date is September 8,2010.

                                        Polala Amavasya Devata Goddess Poleramma is the Goddess of the diseases like Chicken- pox  and Small pox.Married woman observe Polala Amavasya Vratam for better health and longer lifefor their Children.Poleramma,an aspect of Goddess Parvati Devi,is very similar to the North Indian Godess Sheetala Mata.In Tamilnadu,Mariamman is worshipped in a similar way.In some regions,Godess Durga,64 Yoginis and Saptamatrikas are worshipped on the day.Pithori amavasya is observed by married women.Pith means flour from which life and name comes in to existence.The idols of 64 Goddesses are made of pith,the flour.In some regions ,Goddess Durga is worshipped as Yogini.Each Pith represents one Yogini.So there are 64 Yoginis.

                                        Another important future is worship of Saptamatrikas.Saptamatrikas are the seven divine mothers who are seen associated with Shiva and shakti.Names of 7 devis are:Brahmani,Vaishnavi,Kaumari,Varahi,Indrani and Chamundi.There are several Legends associated with each of them,which are found in the Kurma Purana and Mahabharata.When Yogeshwari,a divine Shakti created by Lord Shiva,is mentioned then the count is eight.

                                       On the day of Pithori Amavasya,   Woman draw an image of 'Pochamma Temple ' at Puja place and offer Shodapachara puja to the Godess.Gauri Astottaram (108 names of Godess Gauri),Bhavani Astakam,Durga Stuthi and some other mantras or prayers of Godess Shakti are chanted during the puja.Raksha Thoranam or Raksha Dhaaram ( a sacred thread) is also worshipped during the puja.Married Women form a gathering and take part in Celebrations.They prepare special recipes and Offer to Goddess.They exchange with gifts each other.They bless their children for their future.It is said that,if one performs Pinda daan, offering to dead ancestors ,it fetches great merits.

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