Thursday, November 1, 2012

Attla Tadde 2012 ~ Happy Attla Tadde Wishes

Atla Taddi is observed by married and unmarried women in Andhra Pradesh in the month of Ashwin. Atla Taddi 2012 date is November 1. On Atla Thaddi day, prayers are offered to Goddess Gauri (Parvati) for the welfare and long life of husbands by married women. Unmarried women pray for a good life partner. 

Atla Taddi fast is observed on the day from sunrise to sunset. Women and unmarried girls eat food before sunrise on the day. Gauri Puja is performed in the evening.

The fast is broken in the evening by consuming specially prepared dosas with gooseberry chutney and other dishes.A major highlight of the festival is women playing on swings and engaging in other games. Applying Mehndi on hands is compulsory on the day.

During the same period Karva Chouth is observed in North India.

 Atla Thaddi Puja Vidhanam, Atla Thaddi Puja Process, Atla Tadde Nomu Puja Vidhanam, Atla Taddi Udyapana.

Atla Taddi as the name suggests is base on Atlu which means Dosas. Taddi is nothing but the short form of Tadiya or third day. Atla Taddi Nomu is observed in Aswayuja Masam. Atla Taddi is observed on Aswayuja Bahula or Krishna Paksha Tadia, i.e. the third day of the wanning phase of the moon of Ashwayuja Month of the telugu calendar.
  • The process to observe the Atla Taddi Nomu:
  1. On the day of Atla Taddi one needs to take head bath.
  2. Eat the food before sunrise on Tadiya. Fasting has to be observed the whole day without even drinking water.
  3. Fasting can be broken only after sunset and darkness sets in. One should wait until Moon is visible, but viewing of Moon is not mandatory.
  4. Puja should be performed to Goddess Gauri
  • Pooja Vidhanam of Goddess Gauri:
  1. Pasupu Ganapathi Puja
  2. Shodasopachara Pooja where in Ashtothra satanamavali or Sahasranamam can be recited.
  3. Offering should consists of Atlu or Dosas, 10 in number.
  4. After the pooja a Vayanam has to be given to a married woman. The Vayanam will consist of 10 Atlu or Dosas and tie a Thoram to the married woman. The Thoram will have 10 knots. 
  5. Take blessings from the married woman. The Vayanam has to be given, assuming that the women accepting the Vayanam is none other than Goddess Gauri.
The above process has to be done for 10 years. After completion of ten years Udyapana has to be done.
  • Udyapana Process:
  1. Ten married woman are to be invited to the house.
  2. Each women has to be given Vayanam. Vayanam consists of 10 Atlu or Dosas, Dakshina or money , black beads or Nalla Pusalu, Lakka Jollu or Pasupu and Kum Kum, Tambulam.

After Udyapana there is no need to observe the Nomu.

Divya's Cooking wishing a Very Happy Attla Tadde & Karva Chouth to a Married & Unmarried Ladies.......