Undralla Thaddi or Vundralla thadiya is a festival celebrated in South India, especially in Andhra Pradesh. In 2016, Undralla Thaddi date is September 19. It is observed on the third day in Krishna Paksha, the second half, during Bhadrapada masam.
This festival is dedicated to Goddess Gauri, who is considered as the favorite deity for married women. On Undralla Thaddi, Telugu women observed Gauri Vratam.
Gauri Puja – Undralla Thaddi Gowri Vratham
Married women perform Gauri Puja on Undralla Thaddi. A simple pooja procedure is followed for Gauri Puja during Vundralla Thadiya. Goddess Gauri idol made of turmeric is invoked in a sanctified place and offered puja. Ganapati Puja is performed first and then Gauri puja is done.
Gouri Pooja Procedure – How to do Undralla Thadiya Gowri Pooja
Gouri Pooja on Undralla Thadde involves very simple steps. Goddess Gauri idol (Gauramma) is invoked on a fresh cloth. Shuddodaka snanam – bath is offered with water to Gauramma. Panchamtria Snanam, bath with the combination of milk, yogurt, curd, honey and ghee is offered to Devi. After Panchamrutha snanam once again the bath with water is offered to Gouri.
Abhishekam with flowers is performed. Turmeric power, vermillion powder and akshinthalu are showered on Gauri. Women prayed to the Goddess and Aarti to the Goddess is performed. During the puja, simple puja stotras of Goddess Gowri are chanted. After the Aarti, naivedyam is offered to the Goddess.
On Undralla Thaddhi, the most important recipe is Undrallu. Undrallu are small dough balls made of rice rava. Undrallu are favorite dish to Lord Ganapati. Along with Undrallu, several sweet recipes and fruits are also offered to the Goddess. After naivedyam, theertham and prasadam are distributed among the devotees.
In 2015, Undralla Thaddi date was September 30.
In 2014, Undralla Thaddi date was September 11.
In 2013, Undralla Thaddi date was September 22
Undralla Thaddi 2012 date was October 2.