Goddess Gauri is invited home and worshipped for three days. Married women pray
to her for marital bliss and the long life of their husbands. Unmarried girls worship
her in order to get virtuous husbands. The Gauri puja begins on the third day after
Ganesh Chaturthi. This day is known as the avahana (arrival) as it is on this day
that the Goddess is brought into the home. Following our tradition, the married
women in the house draw small footsteps of the Goddess using rangoli (coloured)
powder, following which Gauri's murti (idol) is brought home.