Polala Amavasya

What is Polala Amavasya ?, significance of Shravana Amavasya

The Amavasya of Shravana Month is known as Polala Amavasya. The name Polala is derived from the local Goddess Poleramma. Poleramma is a local deity, and is considered to be one of the incarnations of Goddess Durga. The name Poleramma is deduced from the word Polimeru. Polimeru is a Telugu word which means out skirt of the village. As Poleramma protects the outskirts or polimeru she is known as Poleramma.

Poleramma is a house deity for few families. Those families normally perform the Poleramma Puja on the Shravana Amavasya. And hence it is called Polala Amavasya. Polala Amavasya is mostly a local festival in Andhra Pradesh.

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