31 August 2011, Today, is Hartalika Vrat (Swarna Gauri Habba & Gowri Ganapathi Puja). In North Indian states, Hartalika Vrat is observed today and in Karnataka, Swarna Gauri Habba or Gauri Vrata is observed. In Andhra Pradesh, Shodasha Gauri Vratham or 16 Kudumula Gauri Puja is observed. It falls on Shukla Paksha Tritiya in Bhadrapad month, a day before Ganesh Chaturthi (Vinayaka Chavithi).
There will be another Gauri Puja during Ganesh Chaturthi Navratri — Jyeshta Gauri Pujan. It is mainly observed in Maharashtra & Marathi influenced places of Karnataka.