Gowri-Ganesha Festival – September 8th and 9th 2013

The Ganesha festival falls on the fourth day Bhadrapada Masa. That’s why we say “Bhadrapada Shulkada Chauthi Aamdu”. Swarna Gouri Vrata and Ganesha Festival is celebrated on Sunday September 8th 2013 and Monday September 9th 2013 in India.

However, in United States, the festival is celebrated on Sunday September 8th 2013. Both Swarna Gowri Vrata and Ganesha Vrata is on the same day.

As always, check your closet temple to find the correct dates.

An idol of Gowri made of clay is brought two days before the Ganesha festival. Gowri is an incarnation of Parvathi. Gowri Habba, also called as Swarna Gowri Habba is celebrated one day before Ganesha Festival.

The Legend:

Goddess Gowri, while taking shower, created Ganesha out of the mud of and placed him at the entrance of the house. She told him not to allow anyone to enter while she went inside for a bath. Lord Shiva returned home and was stopped by Ganesha at the gate. Shiva became angry and cut off Ganesha’s head. When Gauri came to know of this she was grieved.

Lord Shiva ordered his servants to cut off and bring to him the head of any creature that might be sleeping with its head facing north. The servants went on their mission and found only an elephant in that position. Lord Shiva then joined the elephant’s head onto the body of Ganesha.

Mr. Lakshmisha P, had left a comment here that he had the pdf files for the Swarnagowri vratha puja & katha. Attached below are the links for both the pdf files he has provided.
Thanks so much Me. Lakshmisha for all the support and also the time you have taken to convert this into pdf.

We used to sing at the top of our voice “Ganesha bhanda, kai kadubu tinda, chikka kerele edda, dodda kereli bidda”.

Lord Ganesha is not just worshiped on this day, but is worshiped first in all occasions since he is considered to be the remover of all obstacles, one who brings good luck on new activities or endeavors.

As always links for several resources songs, lyrics and stotras are posted on this blog.

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And here comes the link which has colorful and many designs for drawing Rangoli

And can any festival be complete without authentic dishes? Here are some recipes posted in this blog:

In case you see the moon on this day, here is the sloka you are supposed to say:

ಚೌತಿ ಚಂದ್ರ ದರ್ಶನ ಅಪವಾದ ಪರಿಹಾರಕ್ಕಾಗಿ

ಸಿಂಹಃ ಪ್ರಸೇನಮವಧೀತ್
ಸಿಂಹೋ ಜೌ0ಬವತಾ ಹತಃ |
ಸುಕುಮಾರಕ ಮಾರೋದಿಃ
ತವಹ್ಯೇಷ ಸ್ಯ್ಮಮಂತಕಃ ||

Simha prasenamavadith
simho jambhuvatha hathah |
sukumaraka marodhihi
thavahyesha syamanthakaha ||

P.S: The above sloka in Kannada is exactly as it is in the Uttaradi Matta Panchanga. Rather than taking a picture, I typed in the words. The English translation is done from the Kannada sloka to the best of my knowledge.

As always no food is prepared with onion or garlic.

Many of you have asked for the Pooja Vidhana of the festival, I do have the book for Ganesha festival, and it is several pages. I had no time at all to translate it into English. So, here is the link for the pooja vidhanas for both Gowri and Ganesha pooja. Hopefully I will have them next year.

P.S:  If you have a scanned copy of the Ganesha Vrata Pooja Vidhana, please share. I can post it here.

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14 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by bhavana on September 13, 2012 at 2:43 am

    Dear Meera,

    We used to sing this song in our childhood.

    ಮಣ್ಣಿನ ಗಣಪತಿ ಮಾಡಿ ತಂದ ಗುಡಿಗಾರಂಗಪ್ಪ
    ಚಿನ್ನದ ಬಣ್ಣವ ಬಳಸಿದ ನಮ್ಮ ನೆರೆಕರೆ ಚಿನ್ನಪ್ಪ ||

    ಅಂಗಿಶಾಲನು ಹೊಲಿದು ಕೊಟ್ಟ ದರ್ಜಿ ಬಸವಪ್ಪ
    ಚೌತಿಯ ದಿನ ಶೃಂಗಾರವ ಮಾಡಿದ ನಮ್ಮ ದೊಡ್ಡಪ್ಪ ||

    ಎಳ್ಳಿನ ಉಂಡೆ ಅರಳು ಕಜ್ಜಾಯ ಗಣಪನ ಎದುರಲ್ಲಿ
    ತಿನ್ನಲು ಬಾಯನು ತೆರೆಯನು ನಮ್ಮ ಮಣ್ಣಿನ ಗಣಪತಿ ||

    ಚೆನ್ನಾಗಿ ತಿಂದೆವು ನಮ್ಮನು ಮಿಟಿಮಿಟಿ ನೋಡುತ ಕುಳಿತಿದ್ದ
    ಮೆಲ್ಲನೆ ಒಂದಿನ ಸಿಟ್ಟಲಿ ಗಣಪತಿ ನೀರಿಗೆ ಹಾರಿದ್ದ ||

    ನೀರಿನ ತಳದಲಿ ಚಿಂತಿಲಿ ಗಣಪತಿ ದಿನದಿನ ಕರಗಿದ್ದ
    ಮಣ್ಣಿನ ಗಣಪತಿ ಮಣ್ಣಿನೊಂದಿಗೆ ಸೇರಿ ಮಾಯವಾದ ||

    I have quite a good collection of devotional songs on Lord Ganesha and Goddess Gowri.

    _Bhavana.

    ನೀರಿನ ತಳದಲಿ ಚಿಂತಿಲಿ ಗಣಪತಿ ದಿನದಿನ ಕರಗಿದ್ದ
    ಮಣ್ಣಿನ ಗಣಪತಿ ಮಣ್ಣಿನೊಂದಿಗೆ ಸೇರಿ ಮಾಯವಾದ ||

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  2. Posted by meeraghu on September 13, 2012 at 8:35 am

    Bhavana,
    This is awesome. If you can send me the lyrics in English as well, I can post all the lyrics. Thanks so much.

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    • Posted by bhavana on September 15, 2012 at 10:31 am

      Here is a song on Lord Ganesha in folk style.

      gaNapati ninna stuti mADatIni sabheyAga
      koDu mati vidyeya daya karuNa
      Jananana nananana JaMkAra nuDisuta
      tALadoLage mADuve SaraNa ||

      EkadaMta chaturbhuja SaMKacakra hiDidukoMDu
      sarrarara baMdu iLida dhareyoLaga
      hatti baMdu iliya myAla suttamutta yArilla
      hottige hiDidAno balagaiyAga ||

      nItivaMtra maneg hOgi UTa mADi baruvAga
      tattarsADi bidda naDudAriyoLaga
      PaDaDaDa hoTTe oDedu pAyasa horage baMdu
      dhaDaDaDa tuMbid kere oDed~hAMga ||

      baLibaLidu tuMbuttAno sara hiDidu hAkuttAno
      caMdrAnu nODi nakka gaNapatige
      atiSaya kOpadiMda caMdramage hELuttAne
      chouti dina nODabArdu nimma kiraNa ||

      ಗಣಪತಿ ನಿನ್ನ ಸ್ತುತಿ ಮಾಡತೀನಿ ಸಭೆಯಾಗ
      ಕೊಡು ಮತಿ ವಿದ್ಯೆಯ ದಯ ಕರುಣ
      ಝನನನ ನನನನ ಝಂಕಾರ ನುಡಿಸುತ
      ತಾಳದೊಳಗೆ ಮಾಡುವೆ ಶರಣ ||

      ಏಕದಂತ ಚತುರ್ಭುಜ ಶಂಖಚಕ್ರ ಹಿಡಿದುಕೊಂಡು
      ಸರ್ರರರ ಬಂದು ಇಳಿದ ಧರೆಯೊಳಗ
      ಹತ್ತಿ ಬಂದು ಇಲಿಯ ಮ್ಯಾಲ ಸುತ್ತಮುತ್ತ ಯಾರಿಲ್ಲ
      ಹೊತ್ತಿಗೆ ಹಿಡಿದಾನೊ ಬಲಗೈಯಾಗ ||

      ನೀತಿವಂತ್ರ ಮನೆಗ್ ಹೋಗಿ ಊಟ ಮಾಡಿ ಬರುವಾಗ
      ತತ್ತರ್ಸಾಡಿ ಬಿದ್ದ ನಡುದಾರಿಯೊಳಗ
      ಫಡಡಡ ಹೊಟ್ಟೆ ಒಡೆದು ಪಾಯಸ ಹೊರಗೆ ಬಂದು
      ಧಡಡಡ ತುಂಬಿದ್ ಕೆರೆ ಒಡೆದ್ಹಾಂಗ ||

      ಬಳಿಬಳಿದು ತುಂಬುತ್ತಾನೊ ಸರ ಹಿಡಿದು ಹಾಕುತ್ತಾನೊ
      ಚಂದ್ರಾನು ನೋಡಿ ನಕ್ಕ ಗಣಪತಿಗೆ
      ಅತಿಶಯ ಕೋಪದಿಂದ ಚಂದ್ರಮಗೆ ಹೇಳುತ್ತಾನೆ
      ಚೌತಿ ದಿನ ನೋಡಬಾರ್ದು ನಿಮ್ಮ ಕಿರಣ ||

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    • Posted by bhavana on September 15, 2012 at 1:39 pm

      Some beautiful songs ( sampradaayada haadu) on Goddess Gouri.

      ಪೂಜಿಸುವೆನು ದೇವಿಯ ಶ್ರೀನಿತ್ಯಗೌರಿಯ
      ಪೂಜಿಸುವೆನು ದೇವಿಯ ||

      ಮೃಗಧರ ಮೌಳಿಯ ಜಗದೋದ್ಧಾರಂಬೆಯ
      ನಿಗೆ ಮನದಲಿ ಧ್ಯಾನಿಸಿ ಆಚಮನವನಿತ್ತು ||

      ಪಂಚಮ ವಾಣಿಯ ಪಂಚರಿಕಾಂಬೆಯ
      ಪಂಚತತ್ವದಿ ಜಲದಿ ಮುದದಿಂದ ತೊಳೆಯುತ ||

      ಸುಂದರಹಾಸೆಯ ಸೌಂದರ್ಯಲಹರಿಯ
      ಚಂದ್ರಧಾರಿಯ ಉಡಿಸಿ ಕಂಚುಕವ ತೊಡಿಸಿ ||

      ಜಯಜಯ ಮಾತೆಯ ಜಯಜಯ ಗೌರಿಯ
      ಜಯದೇವಿ ಕರುಣಿಸು ನೀ ವರಪ್ರಸಾದವನು ||

      pUjisuvenu dEviya SrInityagouriya
      pUjisuvenu dEviya ||

      mRugadhara mouLiya jagadOddhAraMbeya
      nige manadali dhyAnisi Achamanavanittu ||

      paMchama vANiya paMcharikAMbeya
      paMchatatvadi jaladi mudadiMda toLeyuta ||

      suMdarahAseya souMdaryalahariya
      chaMdradhAriya uDisi kaMchukava toDisi ||

      jayajaya mAteya jayajaya gouriya
      jayadEvi karuNisu nI varaprasAdavanu ||

      ******************

      ಬೆಳಗುವೆನಾರತಿಯ ಶ್ರೀಗೌರಿಗೆ
      ರಜತಗಿರಿಯಲಿ ವಾಸಿಪ ದೇವಿಗೆ |ಬೆಳಗುವೆನಾರತಿಯಾ ||

      ಸೇವೆಯನರಿಯದ ಭಾವುಕ ಜನರಿಗೆ
      ಭಾವನೆಯಿಂದಲಿ ವರವೀವಳಿಗೆ |ಬೆಳಗುವೆನಾರತಿಯಾ ||

      ಭಕುತರ ಸೇವೆಗೆ ಮುಕುತಿಯ ನೀಡುವ
      ಸಕಲಾಭರಣೆಗೆ ಪಾವನ ಚರಿತೆಗೆ |ಬೆಳಗುವೆನಾರತಿಯಾ ||

      ಬಿಂಕದಿ ಮೆರೆವರ ಬಿಂಕವ ಮುರಿಯುವ
      ಶಂಕರ ಶಿವನ ರಾಣಿಗಾನಂದದಿ |ಬೆಳಗುವೆನಾರತಿಯಾ ||

      beLaguvenAratiya SrIgourige
      rajatagiriyali vAsipa dEvige |beLaguvenAratiyA ||

      sEveyanariyada bhAvuka janarige
      bhAvaneyiMdali varavIvaLige |beLaguvenAratiyA ||

      bhakutara sEvege mukutiya nIDuva
      sakalAbharaNege pAvana charitege |beLaguvenAratiyA ||

      biMkadi merevara biMkava muriyuva
      shaMkara shivana rANigAnaMdadi |beLaguvenAratiyA ||

      *******************

      ಪಾಹಿ ಪಾರ್ವತಿ ನಿನಗೆ ಮಾಡುವೆನಾರತಿ
      ಪಾಲಿಸೆಂದು ಪದಕೆ ಎರಗಿ ಸ್ತುತಿಸಿ ಬೇಡುವೆ ||

      ಪರ್ವತಸುತೆ ಪರಮೇಶನ ಸತಿ
      ಗಿರಿಜೆ ನಿನಗೆ ಹರಳಿನಾರತಿ ಹರುಷದಿಂದಲಿ ||

      ಅಂಬುಜಾಂಬಕಿ ಅಂಬ ಕಂಬುಕಂಧರಿ
      ರಂಭೆ ನಿನಗೆ ಹರಳಿನಾರತಿ ಹರುಷದಿಂದಲಿ ||

      ಶಕ್ತಿರೂಪಳೆ ಅಂಬ ಮುಕ್ತಿದಾಯಕಿ
      ತಪ್ಪ ಕ್ಷಮಿಸಿ ರಕ್ಷಿಸೆನ್ನ ಸರ್ಪವೇಣಿಯೆ ||

      pAhi pArvati ninage mADuvenArati
      pAliseMdu padake eragi stutisi bEDuve ||

      parvatasute paramEshana sati
      girije ninage haraLinArati haruShadiMdali ||

      aMbujAMbaki aMba kaMbukaMdhari
      raMbhe ninage haraLinArati haruShadiMdali ||

      shaktirUpaLe aMba muktidAyaki
      tappa kShamisi rakShisenna sarpavENiye ||

      ****************************

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  3. Posted by bhavana on September 14, 2012 at 12:07 am

    Meera,
    Here is the English version.
    I will send a few songs before the festival.
    I will also try to send the tunes as well in mp3 format.
    I am very glad to share my collection with you and your blog family.

    - Bhavana.

    maNNina gaNapati mADi taMda guDigAraMgappa
    chinnada baNNava baLasida namma nerekare channappa ||

    aMgishAlanu holidu koTTa darji basavappa
    choutiya dina shRuMgArava mADida namma doDDappa ||

    eLLina uMDe araLu kajjAya gaNapana eduralli
    tinnalu bAyanu tereyanu namma maNNina gaNapati ||

    chennAgi tiMdevu nammanu miTimiTi nODuta kuLitidda
    mellane oMdina siTTali gaNapati nIrige hAridda ||

    nIrina taLadali chiMtili gaNapati dinadina karagidda
    maNNina gaNapati maNNinoMdige sEri mAyavAda ||

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  4. Happy Gowri-Ganesha to Meera & fellow bloggers! I am unable to play the audio since Kannada Audio has songs only in .ram files. Does anybody have the link for both Gowri & Ganesha in .mp3 files,which can be downloaded freely? I would appreciate it.

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  5. Happy gowri ganesh

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  6. Hi,

    Your blog is immensely useful to me – a madhwa brahmin in US often missing all the devaranamas and “upanyasas” and religious practices at home. Any search from vijaya kawacha to harikathamruthasaara to some obscure song leads to your site..

    Thank you very much for diligently documenting such things..

    -K

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  7. Posted by Asha Raghunath on September 3, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    Hello Meera,
    You are really doing a very wonderful job!
    I’m little confused regarding the correct dates for celebrating gowri and ganesha festival.i live in the west coast and few temples are celebrating the festival on Sunday and few on Sunday and Monday.
    Really not sure which one to follow…

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    • Posted by meeraghu on September 3, 2013 at 9:24 pm

      Asha,
      It depends on your convenience at this point. I am doing the festival on Sunday. However, my Sister is doing it Sunday and Monday. I talked to our Priest and he said it comes on both dates, and so it just depends on your convenience, and since Monday is a week day and we don’t have any leave. I am doing it on Sunday.

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  8. Posted by Prathima Rao on September 5, 2013 at 3:17 am

    Hi Meera,

    Here’s a website which gives the PDF version of Shri Varasiddhivinayaka Vratha – Sankshipthavidhaana: The complete pooja vidhaana, as well as for the visarjane is in one document.

    “http://www.sumadhwaseva.com/festivals/ganapathi/”

    Hope this helps.

    Gowri-Ganesha habbada shubhaashayagaLu.

    -Prathima

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  9. Posted by padma on September 6, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    NAMASTE . DAYAMADI ANANTPADMANABHAN ARATI HADU. MARUTIYA TOTTIL HADU KALISI

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