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What is gatari amavasya/? do people actually fall in gutters after drinking so much??

Asked by TheWicked wizard, 14 Nov '09 05:07 pm
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Popularly known as Gatari, Gatari Amavasya is a ritual or regional festival celebrated in Maharashtra. Gatari Amavas falls on the Ashadh Amavasya (full moon day during Ashadh maas). In 2009, the date of Gatari Amavas is July 22, Wednesday. On this day, Sampoorn Surya Grahan (Total Solar Eclipse) will take place.

Gatari Regional Festival of Maharashtra:

Gatari is a celebration of joy and happiness. Ashadh Amavas is the last day of Ashad month and next day of it marks the holy Shravan month. To celebrate the day with fun, people of Maharashtra enjoy by eating non-vegetarian food. Gatar means drain or sewage in Marati language.

Gatari marks the farewell of bad food habits and invites the Shravan, the holy month, which will be spent with Ekabukhth and Nakabhukth (Fasting during day or night or taking food for a single time in a day).

Gatari Amavasya is also observed as Bheemana Amavasya in Karnataka and Chukkala Amavasya in Andhra Pradesh. On Ashad Amavasya, Deepa Pooja is obs ...more
Answered by MajorVLoganathan, 14 Nov '09 05:10 pm

 
  
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