Mangala Gowri Puja 2012 dates are – 24th July 2012, 31st July 2012, 7th August 2012 and 14th August 2012.
Mangala Gowri Puja is dedicated to Goddess Gouri also known as Goddess Parvathi.
They will offer puja to Lord Ganesh before performing Gowri puja.
Newly married women observe Mangala Gowri Puja in the first five years of their marriage in Srvana month on Tuesdays.
Tuesdays in the shravana month are also known as Shravana Maasa Mangalvar.
Special pujas dedicated to Goddess Gowri is performed on the day and women dress up like a traditional married woman with all bangles and flowers symbolically indicating to Goddess Gowri that they want to be like this on all days.
The mantra they chant on this days is
" Sarva Mangala Mangalye "
The puja is done with the intention that Goddess Gowri will bless the house with material prosperity, health and long life.
The method of puja and mantras used vary from region to region.