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How to do Udyapanam of Sravana Mangala Gowri Nomu

Sravana Mangala Gowri nomu is one of the most important nomus performed by every Telugu Brahmin married woman for 5 years. The nomu is performed for a blissful married life and for the welfare of the husband.

Married woman worship Mangala Gowri Devi for this nomu. After completing the nomu for 5 years, it is compulsory to do udyapanam of the nomu.

Generally it is a tradition to pass on this nomu to the next generation i.e daughter (if they have one) at the time of her marriage. Mother who performs the nomu for 5 years, does the udyapana during the marriage of her daughter as in those (olden) there were early marriages.

But things have changed a lot in the present ever-busy life. So also amendments in doing the poojas and udyapanam. If not to your daughter, you can give it or pass it on to the one who is your daughter in relation. For example, you can give it your brother-in-law's (husband's brother) daughter as they have the same family name as yours. If not, you can give it your sister's daughter during her marriage. There is no hard and fast rule but it is as per one's convenience.

Udyapana of Mangala Gowri nomu is done in the marriage ceremony.

Udyapana Procedure

Purchase a pair of small Mangala sootralu and Mattulu i.e toe rings which are sold in the jewelry shops for the purpose. You need to give these along with 'moosi vayanam'.

Inform the priest who performs the marriage, in advance. He will chant the mantras for you at the time of udyapana.

Be in your traditional attire, drape sari as per the custom of your family. Prepare or get prepared 32 ariselu and keep these in a new container. Cover it by tying a new white cloth on it. On top of this you need to keep the Mangala Sutralu and Mattelu. The priest will help you in doing the rest of the things. You need to place a small idol of Gowri Devi made of turmeric paste and place it on a betel leaf. Apply kumkum to it and perform pooja as usual while the priest chants ashtotram for you. If you have no major health issues and if you can, then it is better to do with empty stomach without having even breakfast.

Udyapana is done at the time of Sthalipakam during the marriage, when the newly wed bride and groom sit for homam. Once, you are done with the pooja, you need to tie the small mangala sutralu to the yellow thread of the bride and give the moosi vayanam to her. And then prostrate before her, though she is younger to you, as at that moment you consider her as the incarnation of Gowri Devi and seek her blessings.

That completes the process of udyapana for Sravana Mangala Gowri nomu.

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