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Choodi Pooja – Significance of Choodi Pooja in Shravan Month in Karnataka

Choodi Pooja, is noticed throughout Shravan month in Karnataka, and is of nice significance to the Gowd Saraswat Brahmins (GSB) in Karnataka. In 2023, Shravan Month in Karnataka begins on July 18 and ends on September 15. Tulsi Plant and Lord Surya are worshipped throughout Choodi Pooja, which is noticed on Fridays and Sundays in Shravana Maasa (month). The primary ritual includes alternate of a small bouquet of flowers by married girls.

Choodi is derived from the Kannada phrase ‘Soodi,’ which implies a tied bundle. The primary ritual includes preparations of flowers and herbs in a small bundle. Normally a bundle will comprise 4 to 5 flowers, Darba grass and two or three herbs.

Importance of Choodi Pooja in Shravan Month in Karnataka

A candy combination of puffed rice, coconut and jaggery is ready on the day and supplied throughout puja. Some individuals put together Panchakajjaya, a candy made of 5 substances.

Domestically obtainable herbs and flowers are used to arrange the Chudi. A few of the widespread flowers and herbs used embody Ratnagandhi, Shanka Pushpa, Darba Grass, Gauri Pushpa and many others. The flowers are organized with some creative sense.

First a Tulsi Puja is finished. Subsequent is the worship of solar. The freshly ready Choodi is obtainable to Tulsi. Subsequent a puja is carried out on the entrance of the home and this if adopted by a Pooja within the Puja Room.

Younger girls will provide Chudis to aged girls and take blessings. Aged girls will even reward younger girls with Choodis.

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