Goddess Mangala Gowri in Hinduism is a manifestation of Divine Mother Shakti. She is believed to be Goddess Sati (Parvati), the manifestation that Divine Mother Shakti took to become the wife of Shiva.
Special Instructions for Sponsorship Orders
Mangala Gowri Vrata/Puja is observed/performed during the Tuesdays in the month of Shravana and also referred to as Shravana Mangala Gowri Puja.
- July 21
- July 28
- August 4
- August 11
- August 18
Mangala Gowri Puja is performed with the intention that Goddess Gowri will bless the house with auspiciousness, material prosperity, health and long life. This puja is mentioned in the Bhavishyoththara Purana / Hindu religious texts and is traditionally performed by women for the first five years of their married life. It is also observed by married women desiring the good health and long lives of their spouses and for the welfare of their families. In this puja, the Mangala Gowri deity will be made with 108 kg turmeric and 100,000 bangles.
Before each homam or puja is performed in Amma's Lalita Temple, a "sankalpa" is recited in Sanskrit, a divinely powerful language. During the sankalpa, the names of all the sponsors are recited. Amma assures us that when we are included in a sankalpa, we become spiritually connected to the power of the divine ceremony and receive its full benefits immediately, just as if we were physically present.
In the section before below, please enter the name of the primary person for whom the festival is being sponsored. This name will be recited during the sankalpa. Please list up to five additional names and nakshatras only. It is not necessary to list all family members' names, as they will automatically receive blessings through the primary sponsor. If you know the primary sponsor's nakshatra (Vedic birthstar), you may enter it below. If you don't know the gotra or nakshatra, it's fine to leave this blank.
If the prasadam shipping address is different from the home address, please complete the field below. Please be aware that it may take several weeks to receive your prasadam, since it is being mailed from India during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The special Shravana Masam Tuesday pujas dedicated to Sri Mangala Gowri will take place at Amma's Penusila ashram in India beginning Tuesday July 21.
FULL Sponsorship ends on Monday July 20 at 7pm (EST). You may still participate after this date for the remaining homas. Please be sure to sponsor min. 24 hours in advance of the homa date to allow for processing and time difference.