Shami Gauri Vratham is auspicious austerity observed in Ashada Masam. In 2013, Shami Gauri Vratham date is July 13, Saturday.
Panchami in Shukla Paksha of Ashada Month is observed as Shamee Gowri Vrata. Worshipping the divine couple – Parvati Parameshwara brings lot of happiness and prosperity into devotee’s life. By performing this puja/vratham, marital bliss and harmony in life will be achieved.
If Shami tree is not available, just take a part of Shami tree (branch or even leaves) and worship Parvati and Lord Shiva. Devotees observe fasting for whole day and break their fast in the night after the moon rise.