Today, 21 October 2013 is Atla Thaddhe (Atla Thadiya Gauri Vratham). It is observed on third day after Ashwayuja Pournami (Gauri Pournami) in Ashwayuja Masam as per Telugu calendar (Ashwayuja Bahula Thadiya).
Atla Thaddhe is dedicated to worship Goddess Gauri. This is purely a women festival. On this day, women wake up early in the morning and perform spiritual bath or ceremonial bath. They eat Atlu (specially made dosas) after taking bath. They observe fasting till the evening. Women perform Gauri puja on this day. Read more about Atla Thadiya Gauri Vratham here.
After performing Gauri Puja in the evening, they break their fast. The special recipe of Atla Tadde is Atlu, small Dosas. Women eat Atlu to break their Upavasam after seeing the Chandamama, Moon, in the Sky. What are the main rituals of Atla Thaddi — Read more about what to do on Atla Thadiya..
A small idol of Gauri is made with Pasupu (turmeric) and installed in a sacred and sanctified place. The idol is called Gauramma. Read more on how to perform Atla Thadiya Gauri Pooja…