Gejje Vastra is a string prepared using cotton. This is offered to Gods and Goddesses during festival pooja/ritual after the abhishekha (bathing the idols) as a representation of cloth.
Kumkum/Vermilion colored powder
Remove the seeds from the cotton puff as shown below.
Using the palms of both the hands gently shape the cotton into a long thick pipe as shown below.
Now gently using your forefinger and thumb pull out a centimeter from it without actually cutting it. Now, the pulled thin portion can be twisted tight using the fingers as shown below. Repeat the same and the length can be as much as you like. The Gejje is ready.
Now cut a length of the cotton string and make two lines string as shown above.
Using milk, Turmeric powder or Kumkum decorate the string in between.
For the Vastra, make two small flat discs out of the cotton and soak in Turmeric or Kumkum milk. Squeeze out the excess moisture and press each one on either side of the Gejje.
Now, Gejje Vastra is ready to offer to Gods as shown below.
For festival food click here.
For festival drinks, snacks, and sweets click here.
HI Shantha, How did you get this kind of thought to educate people really no words to praise you.Many people who are forgetting our culture tradition and many people are even forgetting to pray god they should see your site and i hope atleast some realization they may get.I am impressed the way you are explaining things with pictures to make people understand more decently.really very very great. Because of people like you still culture in India is continuing. PLease let me know in any ways if i can help you.It would be my pleasure in taking part of these… Read more »
Good to hear such lovely words of encouragement….Thanks for stopping by….
hi Shantha nice to c ur blog. Its very nice that u have written everything in detail. Even I do the same procedures and pooja format like you; I am brahmin andhra girl. I think u hail from karnataka; if you want any help, please do tell me so that we could have more deatiled versions of these procedures; very good job from you.
hi Shantha keep it up
Hi Naga Jyothi,
Thank you for your nice words. I visited your blog too and it is a great beginning. I will link to your blog for the sahasranamas and shlokas.
And yes I am from Karnataka. Keep visiting and give your feedback.
what is the significance and how many gejje is recommended for each vrutha ex ganapathi, vara mahalaxmi and navarathri
After the abhishekha / bath of the idols, Gejjevastra is offered representing the clothes of God. The number of gejje is not as important as the number of lines. For Ganapathi it is 21 yele, Gowri it is 16 yele, Ananthapadmanabha it is 14 yele etc.,
For daily pooja you can offer a two line gejjevastra.
Hi Naga Jyothi,
Give me link for your blog tooo…
Thanks in advance,
Greeshma…below is the link to Naga Jyothi’s blog –
Ee dina nimma site nodide. Thumba Chennagide. Namma Samprdaaya, Samskruthi Haagu Samskara ivu yavudoo bedavagide eegina Generation ge.
Nimma Prayatna Nillisa bedi. Heege Munduvariyali endu ashisuva
ನಮಸ್ಕಾರ ಪುರುಶೋಥಮ ರಾಜು,
ನಿಮ್ಮ ಈ ವಿಶ್ವಾಸಕ್ಕೆ ತುಂಬ ಧನ್ಯವಾದಗಳು.
Ur blog is so nice..while performing satyanarayana pooja,i want to keep nine color gejee vastras,kindly help me how to prepare it.
Prepare the Gejjevastra the same way and apply different colors using water colors.
Hi, Very interesting web site. As and when we do Gejjevastra, grannies would recite 25 names of the lord for each bead.
I would very much like to know the names as it benefits us a lot while doing Gejjevastra.
Please let me know.
Thanks in advance.
I am not aware of the recitation. Will get back if I get this information.
Thanks a lot Shantha. This is the first time I am doing this. These steps are very helpful.
I am glad that this post helped you to make Gejjevastra, Priyashree.
Nice one , informative
if its not possible tooffer flowers aarthi and gejje vastra whats the alternative i am in atlanta and due to wooden houses people cannot offer these as well as fear of catching fire and rented places but i miss it so terribly its as though its a separation from soul .How to rectify these scarcity
In one of your recent comments, you have said you live in Mumbai and you are leaving comments with different names like “Sheel”, “Seema”. Your IP address says that you are from Georgia state, USA. Please use a single valid name while leaving comments.
Why can’t you offer flowers, gajjevastra and flowers to god in your house? I know many people in USA who live in houses not made of concrete who do all this and more. There are many Hindu temples in Atlanta, do visit them to find solace.
I have just migrated to usa last month to be precise it was on 14th june and just as a precaution from internet i was advised to use it .Sorry for the confusion didnot mean any offense.
I need fancy gejje vastra in bulk pls contact 9423331188
Hi Shantha thanks for the information on how to make gejje vastra. I had a question. After the pooja how to dispose the gejje vastra?
Hello madam! I have a doubt regarding gejje vasthram how many strings in between to be done is their any count like 9 or 11 or so kindly give information
I usually put it in the Tulasi pot.
Hi Nirmala,This is a tough question. Thanks for asking. I am not aware of the numbers. Will found out and let you know.Regards
Hi i need gejje vastra in bulk. Please contact 9834648580