Jyeshta Gauri Puja or Jeshta Gowri Vrat is observed mainly in Maharashtra during Bhadrapad month. Jyeshta Gauri Pooja is a three-day vrata especially performed by married women. In 2013, Jyeshta Gauri puja begins on September 11th with Gauri Avahan and ends on September 13th with Gauri Visarjan.
Jeshta Gauri puja is observed for three days – the first day is the day of Gauri Avahan or the day to invoke Goddess Gauri. The second day is the main puja to Gowri and the third or the final day concludes the vrata with Gauri Visarjan.
In 2013, the date of main puja to Goddess Gauri or Jyeshta Gauri pooja is September 12. Jyeshta Gauri puja is observed during Ganesh Chaturthi Navratri festival in Maharashtra. On the third or the final day of Jyeshta Gauri Puja, Goddess Gauri idol is immersed in nearest water bodies.
In 2012, Jyeshta Gauri puja begins on September 21st with Gauri Avahan and ends on September 23rd with Gauri Visarjan.