Undrallataddi comes in the month of Bhadrapada, bhahulapaksha (new moon arrival) on tadiya thithi. On this day women do pooja and vrath which is called undrallataddi nomu or 16 kudumula (dumplings) vratham. Lord Shiva has described the importance of this vrath to Parvathi Devi. This vrath is to be performed for five years.
Undrallataddi is a festival which is done by the unmarried woman to get married quickly, and the married women do this festival for lifelong happiness for their family and her aidavatanam (5th empowerment).
Parvathi Devi also accomplished this wrath and obtained lord Shiva as her husband.
- The importance behind this vrath.
Once upon a time there lived a moll (prostitute), she used to earn money being with rich people. Decisively the king also got attracted to her beauty. Likewise, she obtained a lot of money.
One day some women were doing this undrallataddi vartham at her place. They suggested the moll to do the vratham. She didn’t want to do as her mind entirely diverged with proud as she was having a lot of money and she was not having belief in God. She criticized the woman who was doing the vratham.
Due to this, her whole wealth got vanished in few days. Her beauty got reduced. The king also left her. She felt sombre and finally went near sages and explained the matter. “You didn’t perform the vrath though you know about it. That’s the reason you are facing these problems. So you perform the vrath this time” suggested the maharishis. Listening to them she accomplished the vrath.
A sense of devotion developed for her. She felt appalling and got to know that her profession is wicked.
The story tells that she gets realised and inform the importance of undrallataddi to everyone.
From that time this vrath came into existence.