Dasha Mata Worshipped

Dasha Mata Worshipped

The sacred tales (Katha) were observed today in Udaipur, where married women worshiped the Goddess Dasha Mata, and kept a fast. A group of women were also seen worshipping the Peepal tree, a ritual that started early in the morning. It is believed that by worshipping Dasha Mata, one becomes prosperous due to the deity’s blessings. On the conventional pattern, women keep fasts for ten days, where every day they recite a ‘dasmaa’ story and perform Pooja.

 

Dasha Mata WorshippedThe sacred tales (Katha) were observed today in Udaipur, where married women worshiped the Goddess Dasha Mata, and kept a fast. A group of women were also seen worshipping the Peepal tree, a ritual that started early in the morning.

It is believed that by worshipping Dasha Mata, one becomes prosperous due to the deity’s blessings. On the conventional pattern, women keep fasts for ten days, where every day they recite a ‘dasmaa’ story and perform Pooja. A total of nine stories, where the story of ‘Naldamayanti’ is recited twice, it has individual morals at the end.

Dasha Mata Worshipped

According to the religious belief, married women perform this ‘pooja’ and it is observed that the one who performs pooja should not consume food before reciting the stories.

After the recitation, a yellow string also known as ‘Bael’ is worn by the devotees and then they can carry on with the choirs. Even before starting the ‘pooja’, the whole home is cleaned by the devotees and then after bathing and getting ready (‘shringaar’), the women move to a ‘peepal’ tree to worship Dasha Mata; as it’s been believed that the Goddess Dasha Mata resides in the tree of ‘peepal’.

Dasha Mata Worshipped ‘Naivaidya’ including curd, coconut, sweets, etc. is offered in the ‘ pooja’. The ornaments and 10 fruits for ‘ pooja’ are prepared with flour and turmeric. ‘ Pathvari Pooja’ is also performed on this day.

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