Pavai Nonbu 2022-2023 | Margazhi Nombu, Margali Nombu

Goddess Andal

Goddess Andal

Pavai Nombu (Margazhi Nombu) is a month-long vrata observed during the Tamil month of Margazhi or Margali masam. In 2022- 2023, Pavai Nombu starts on 16 December 2022 and ends on 14 January 2023 (30 days).

Mainly the Nombu is for kanyas or virgin girls who want to get good husbands and pleasant married life. It is believed that Andal was performed the Nombu to get the Lord Vishnu as her husband.

Some devotees believe that Gopis, the cowherd girls, were influenced by Pavai Nombu and started to perform Katyayani vrata.

Pavai Nombu is observed as Dhanurmasa Vratham in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Thiruppavai is the sacred text recited during Dhanurmasa vratham. Dhanurmasam is one of the most auspicious months for Vaishnava sect of Hindus.

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  1. Trimurti Dasan says:

    Give us Thiruppavai text or the description of thiruppavai

  2. sreeja says:

    how to take tirupavai nombu & what are the foods should be taken & should not be taken

    • naveen.sanagala says:

      You can eat the same food as you eat during Karthika Masam vratham. Onions, garlic, non-vegetarian foods should be avoided. Satvik food items should be useful for our health and for puja rituals.

    • Vaish says:

      As she sings in the tirrupaavai, girls who fast should not take milk, butter and ghee and milk related products for the whole month. At the end of the virath, you should make sweet Pongal with lots of ghee, as she sings in the thirupaavai and do neiveithya and finish the virath. During that period of virath, you should not use makeup or keep flowers in your hair. You have to get up early before sunrise daily, take bath and pray to the Lord and then start your daily activities. When you read the thirupaavai, all details are given in a beautiful manner. It is a very beautiful virath.

  3. Lakshmi says:

    Is the pavai nombu effective and are there any limitations?