Mangala Gauri Puja Vrat Katha
Mangala Gauri vrat puja is performed on any Tuesday of the Shravan (July – August) month. Most people offer puja to Maa Gauri on all the Tuesdays of the Shravan month, which is known to be very beneficial. Mangala Gauri vrat is mainly done by the married women of the family wishing for a long, prosperous and happy married life and the welfare of their husband and children. This puja is highly important for newly married women. On the Tuesday of Shravan month when the puja is done, the women wake up early in the morning, take a holy bath and prepare for the puja.A red cloth is spread on a small wooden platform and the image or picture of Maa Mangala Gauri is kept on it. In few customs, a banana leaf is placed on the wooden platform and a Kalash (holy pot with water and coconut with a facial image of the goddess) is kept on it which is believed to represent Magala Gauri.