Gowri Vrata/Puja which is also known as Swarna Gowri Vrata or Gowri Habba is observed/performed in various parts of India on the third day of the waxing moon in the Hindu month of bhaadrapada. It is the day preceding Ganesha Chaturthi day. It is believed that this is the day Goddess Parvati comes to her maternal house and the next day her son Ganesha comes to take her back to their home in Kailasa.
The Swarna Gowri Puja is dedicated to Goddess Gowri or Parvati and done with the intention that Goddess Gowri will bless the house with auspiciousness, material prosperity, health and long life.
In 2012, the Gowri Puja falls on September 18.
The detailed Shodashopachara Puja is now available in our website in multiple Indian scripts (Thanks to Aksharamukha transliterator). Please see the links below for the pdf file of your choice: