Atla Taddi Vratam
What we do:
We provide a facility of Book the Priest / Pandit to conduct the Atla Taddi Vratam along with material at your home.
Atla Taddi is observed on Aswayuja Bahula or Krishna Paksha Tadiya, i.e. the third day of the wanning phase of the moon of Ashwayuja Month of the telugu calendar.
Atla Taddi is one of the most celebrated regional festivals of AP & Telangana. It is the festival which falls after Dasara every year.
This festival is a Telugu equivalent of Karva Chauth, a prominent festival of North India.
Atla Taddi as the name suggests is base on Atlu which means Dosas. Taddi is nothing but the short form of Tadiya or third day. Atla Taddi is observed on Aswayuja Bahula or Krishna Paksha Tadiya, i.e. the third day of the wanning phase of the moon of Ashwayuja Month of the telugu calendar.
It is purely a ladies festival celebrated by married women as well as unmarried women.
Unmarried women perform Gauri Puja and celebrate the festival with utmost fervour to be blessed with a good and caring husband and great married life and married women for their marital bliss and wellness of their husbands.
Woman mark AtlaTaddi by keeping a day-long fast without food or water. Hence this is also called “Nirjala Vratham”.
Goddess Gauri is worshipped on the day of Atla Taddi.
Women wake up early in the morning and perform spiritual bath or ceremonial bath.They observe fasting till the evening.
In the evening, women perform pooja, and after looking at the moon, they break the fast by having tiny atlu (miniature dosas).
Dosas are given as vayanaaluu to married woman who also do fasting.
For each muttayduvu (these ladies/relatives fast along with the one who is having this pooja perform). The ceremony includes 11 ladies who already took this vayanam and if menatta (aunt of your mothers side) took this vayanam the rituals continues. To all these 11 ladies you give each 11 atlu with deepam (made of rice flour and ghee and lit in front of goddess Gowri) you offer each lady the vayanam by holding with your sarees pallu... you utter these words
Istinamma vanayam (i gave her the vayanam) - Puchukunna amma vayanam (lady says: i took the vayanam)
Mummatiki ichindamma vayanam (or) andinchinamma vayanam (i gave her the vayanam)
Mummatiki muttindamma vayanam (or) andindamma vayanam (lady says: i received the vayanam)
Vayanam puchukunna vanita evaro (you ask/pose a question saying who took the vayanam)
Ne ne namma gowri parvati (lady says: she says its me GowriParvathi)
and they see the stars and the moon and then only break the fast along with you by having all the dishes made and some also make sweet called palatalikalu (made with milk and rice powder) and they also eat the deepam and take home those atlu and eat later with family members.
Sarva Manggala Maanggalye Shive Sarvaartha Saadhike!
Sharannye Tryambake Gowri Naaraayanni Namostu Te!!
– Gowri Mata Prarthana