Mangalvar ki Kahani
Rituals - I - II
RITUALS FOR THE TUESDAY FAST.
The fast is observed for obtaining royal patronage, happiness or for
getting a son. In this fast one should eat food made of wheat and jaggery
only. It is advisable to have one meal on this day. The fast should
be kept for 21 weeks. With the fasting of Tuesdays the affect of Mangal
(Mars) gets destroyed. People generally wear red clothes at the time
of worship and offer red flowers to the Deity. Finally God Hanuman is
worshipped and the story of Mangalvar should be heard or read.