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TheWorldReligions

HinduVrat

TheVowedReligiousResolution

e l i g i o n s HinduVrat TheVowedReligiousResolution . MondayVrat TuesdayVrat WednesdayVrat ThursdayVrat

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MondayVrat

TuesdayVrat

WednesdayVrat ThursdayVrat

FridayVrat SaturdayVrat SundayVrat ListOfOtherVrats

Information

Broadlyspeaking,Vratmeanstoacceptsomerulesofrestrictivediscipline.Inspiritualfield,Vratmeanstoapply

controloveroursenseorgans,withasolemnvowtoobserveregulatorydiscipline.

Vratiskeepingsomegoalinmind,andmakingaresolutionaboutit,asaspecialundertaking.Devoteesrefrain

themselvesfromfoodandwater,onthedayofVrat,topleasetheGod.ThefastingaspectofVratmakesthe

mindstrongandincreasesitsfirmness.

Vratisaresolutionwithaspecialpurposeinmindandamassivewillpowerexistswithinsuchresolution.The

rocksteadyVratandvowsaddspowertotheinternalconsciousnessandthatisthereason,thefollowersof

Vedicculture,influenceupontheirchildrensuchculturebyperformingthethreadceremony.

ThewordVratmeanstomoveneartothealmoghtyGod.ThedevoteeswhoobservesaVratiscalledaVrat­

Dhari.

FastsofdifferentGodsorGoddessesareobservedonparticulardaysasmentionedbelow­

MondayVrat *Fastingisdonetillthesunset*

MondayVrat

*Fastingisdonetillthesunset*

*Mealsaretakenonce,atnight*

*LordShivaandParvatiareworshipped*

TheLegend­

Therelivedarichtraderwhohadnoissue.Inspiteofalltheluxuries,healwaysremaineddepressed.He

observedtheVratofLordShivaandParvationeveryMondayandfastedwiththehopethathisdesirewould

befulfilledoneday.

MataParvatiaskedShivawhyhisdisciplewasnotblessedwithanissue.Shivatoldherthatthetraderwould getwhathedeservedasperhisKarmas(deeds)Lateron,Shivablessedthetraderwithason,whohadashort

lifeof12yearsonly.ThetraderheardallShivaswordsandwashappyaswellassad.

Later,hiswifedeliveredababyboy.Thechildgrewupandwhenhewas11yearsold,hismotherwantedhimto

getmarried,butthetraderrefusedandsenttheboytoKashiwithhismaternaluncletoregularlyperform

yagyaandworshipsofShiva.

Whileontheway,aKing'sdaughterwasgettingmarried,butthebridegroomhadonlyoneeye,whichwas

hiddenfromtheKing.Whenthebridegrooms'sfathersawthetradersson,whowasgoodlooking,the

bridegroomsfatherthoughtofgettingthemarriageceremoniesconductedbyhim,insteadofhisownson.

Thetrader'ssonandhisuncleagreedtothisproposal.andafterthemarriagewasover,thebridecameto knowaboutthereality.Sherefusedtogotothepalace.

Whentheboygrewupto12yearsoldandwasinthemiddleofaYagya,hedied.

HismaternalunclestartedcryingloudlywhenLordShivaandParvatiwerepassingbythereandrecognisedthe

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trader'sson.ParvatipleadedwithShivatobringhimbacktolife.Shivaagreedanddidso.

Whentheboywasreturningbacktohisnativeplace,hepassedtheplace,wherehehadgotmarriedtothe

King'sdaughter.Hewasbroughttothepalacebytheking'speople,whorecognisedhim.TheKingunitedhis

daughterandthetrader'ssonandgiftedthemwithvaluables.

Atthistime,thetraderandhiswifewereprayingtoLordShivatoprotecttheirson.Hevowedthatiftheboydid

notreturn,theywouldcommitsuicide.Butonseeingtheirsonhealthyandhappy,thetraderwasveryhappy.

ItisthereforebelievedthatthosewhoworshipLordShivaandParvati,keepfastonMondaysandrecitethis

storytoothers,willberelievedfromalltheirworries.

storytoothers,willberelievedfromalltheirworries. TuesdayVrat

TuesdayVrat

*ThisVratisforgettingsuccessandprosperityandalsodestroysallevilsandobstacles*

*Thefoodofwheatandjoggery(gud)shouldbeconsumedonlyonceduringthewholeday*

*Thefastshouldbeobservedfor21weeks*

*Redflowersshouldbeusedforthepooja*

TheLegend­

ABrahmincouplehadnochildren.TheyaspiredforachildandthereforeworshippedLordHanumanandhis

wifekeptaVratonTuesdays.

OncetheBrahminwenttothejungletopraytotheLordHanuman,byleavinghiswifebehind.Butforsome

reasonshecouldnotworshipLordHanumananddecidedtofast.Shefastedfor6daysfollowingwhichshe

collapsed.

TheLordwaspleasedwithherdevotionandblessedherwithason.Onreturn,theBrahminsawasweetboy

playinginthecourtyardandthewifeexplainedtheentirestory.ButthesuspeciousBrahminthoughtotherwise

onhercharacteranddidnotbelieveherstory.

TheBrahminwhowasrestless,wenttothewelltogetwaterwiththeboyandpushedhimintothewelland

returnedhome.Whenhiswifeinquiredabouttheboyhekeptmumbutsuddenlytheboyappearedatthedoor

andtheBrahminwasstunnedtoseehim.

Soon,LordHanumanappearedinhisdreamsandsettledallhisdoubtswhentheBrahminfeltveryguiltyand

apologised.TheparentscontinuedtheirfastonTuesday.

ItisbelievedthatthosewhoworshipLordHanumanonTuesdaysandnarratethisstorytoothers,willbe

relievedfromalltheevilsandwillleadahappylife.

relievedfromalltheevilsandwillleadahappylife. WednesdayVrat

WednesdayVrat

*ThisVratisobservedforpeaceandtofulfillalldesires*

*LordShivaisworshipped*

*Mealsareeatenonlyonce*

*Oneshouldweargreenclothesandeatgreenvegetablesetc*

TheLegend­

Therewasacouplewholedahappylife.Oncethewifewasinherparentsplaceandaftersomedaysher

husbandreachedtheretotakeherback.However,thein­lawsrequestedhimnottotravel,beingWednesday

anditwasinauspicioustodoso.

Thefirmhusbanddidnotlistenandproceededbackhomewithhiswife.Whiletravellingthewifewasthirsty

andrequestedhimtogetsomewater.Onreturnthehusbandwasstunnedtoseeamanseatedbesidehis

wife,whowashislook­alike.

Themansaidthathewasthelady'shusbandandtherewereheatedarguments.Soontheroyalpoliceforce

cametoarresttherealhusband,whosoonstartedprayingtotheGodforsolution.

AnAkashwani(voicefromtheskies)washeard,thatonwednesday,hetravelledbytakinghiswifebackfrom

hernativehouse,whichwasinauspicious.HerealisedhismistakeandrequestedtheLordforapology.

TheLordappearedbeforehimandfinishedtheothermanindisguise.Thecouplereturnedhomesafely.

FurtherthecoupleobservedtheWednesdayVratregularlywithoutfail.

ThursdayVrat *WorshipofLordVishnu*

ThursdayVrat

*WorshipofLordVishnu*

*Chanadaalwithoutsaltisthefood,onceaday*

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*Wearyellowclothesandofferyellowflowers*

*Bananaisalsoworshippedonthisday*

TheLegend­

Averygenerous,godfearingKingusedtoworshipandperformVratoneveryThursday.Hiswiferesentedhis

givingdonationsandperformingpujasandobserveingVrats.

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OncetheKingwenttojunglesforhuntingandthequeenwasbackhome.LordVishnu,appearedthere,in

disguiseofaMonk(Sadhu)andaskedforalms.TheQueensaidthatshewasfedupofalltheirwealth,which

wasnotgivinganyhappiness,andwishedthatallthewealthbetakenaway.

ThesurprisedLordadvisedherthatifshepossessedsurpluswealth,shewoulddocharity.HowevertheQueen

wasfirmthatherwishbefulfilled.TheMonkfinallyblessedhertobeitso.Hetoldherthattomakeherwish

cometrue,sheshouldcoverthehousewithcowdung,washherhair,asktheKingtoshave,eatanddrinketc.

forsevenThursdays.

TheQueenobservedtheVratandherlifebecamefullof poverty,hungerandmisery.TheKinggotajobofa woodcutter andlivedfromhandtomouth.ThemaidsadvisedtheQueentoapproachherwealthysisterfor help.

AmaidapproachedthesisterbutthesisterwasbusylisteningtothestoryofThursdayVratanddidnot acknowledgeherpresence.LaterwhenshevisitedtheQueenandsaw hercondition,sheadvisedherto performtheThursdayVrat.

TheQueenobservedtheVratandprayedtoLordVishnuforsomeweeksandfinallytheGodblessedherand

reinstatedallherwealth.Asherdesiresforwealthgotfulfilled,theQueendiscontinuedtheVrat.Butthemaids

cautionedherthatwhatshewasdoingwasveryungratefulwhichmayleadtosevereproblems.

TheQueenrealisedhermistakeandcontinuedheruniteruptedThursdayVrat.

FridayVrat *Thisfastisdonetoremoveallobstacles*

FridayVrat

*Thisfastisdonetoremoveallobstacles*

*Fasttilleveningandhavemealsonlyatnight*

*Foodshouldincludewhitecolouredfoodlikerice,pudding(kheer)ormilk*

TheLegend­

Therelivedthreefriendsbelongingtodifferentcastes­Kayastha,BrahminandVaishya.Theywere

married,buttheVaishyadidnotbringherwifehomeafterthemarriage.

Onrequestfromhisfriends,theVaishyadecidedtobringhiswifehome.TheBrahminfriendcautionedhimthat,

itwassettingFridayandwasnotanauspicioustime.HowevertheVaishyawasveryfirmanddidasperhis

wish.

Thegirl'sparentsweresurprisedtoseehimandtriedtoconvincehimthatitwasinauspicioustotravelduring

thatperiod.However,theVaishyatookhiswifeandcontinuedhisjourneybackhome.

Ontheway,thewheelofhischariotbrokedown,injuringhiswifeandthenearbydacoitslootedhimofallthe

valuablesandcashhehad.Further,neartohishouse,apoisonoussnakebithimandhebecameunconscious.

Thewifewasdepressedtoknowthatherhusbandwouldliveonlyforthreedays.TheBrahminfriendcameto

knowabouthowithappened.Hesentthecouplebacktothein­lawshouse.

Asthecouplereachedthehouse,theboycamebacktohissenses.Havingrealisedtheirmistake,whenthe

periodwastheriseofFriday,thecoupleweresentbackhome.Thereaftertheirlifewasveryhappyandjoyful.

SaturdayVrat *GodShaniisworshippedonthisday*

SaturdayVrat

*GodShaniisworshippedonthisday*

*BlackTeel(sesameoil),Oil,Urad(blackgramwhole)*

*Mealsonlyonceintheeveningafterthepuja*

*Foodcookedshouldbewithoutsalt*

*Blackclothes*

TheLegend­

Oncetherewasanargumentbetweenallthenineplanetsaboutwhowasthesupremeamongallofthem.Lord

IndraadvisedthemtoapproachKingVikramadityaonEarthforanappropriateanswer.

Theplanet­Godsapproachedthekingwiththeirquestionwhichledhiminabigdilenma.However,hecameup withasolution.Thekingorderedtomakethronesofgold,silver,bronze,copper,glass,ironetc.andarranged themintheproperorder,likegold infrontandironbethelast.

ThenherequestedthePlanet­Godstooccupythem.Hesaidthatthethronethatisinfrontwouldoccupythe

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highestplaceamongthem.Sinceironwasattheend,theLordShaniunderstoodthattheKinghadchosenhim

tobetheweakest.

LordShaniwasverymuchangryandhewarnedtheKingofdireconsequences.

Afteralapseoftime,cametheperiodof'SaadeSaati'(aperiodof7½years)ofKingVikramaditya.Lord

ShaniindisguiseofahorsesellerapproachedtheKingwhochoseabeautifulhorse.Ashesatonthehorse,he

ranfarawayintothejungleanddisappeared.

TheKinggotlostintheforestsandfinallyreachedatown,wherehetookarestoutsideashop.Surprisinglyon

thatday,theshopkeepergotaroaringbusinessandthoughtthatthismanbroughthimluck.Theshopkeeper

tookhimtohishouseandfedhim.

But,whilehewasintheirhouse,anexpensiveornamentgotlostandhewasarrestedandbroughttotheroyal

court,whoorderedthatallhisfourlimbsbeexecutedfromthebody.

Lateron,theKingearnedhislivingbypullingabullockcartwithhisteeth.Afterthe'SaadeSati',theShani

periodoftheKinggotover,hewentonsingingloudly.Onhearingthis,theroyalprincesswassoimpressed

thatshevowedthatshewouldmarrythissingerandnooneelse.

Onherinsistance,herparentsgothermarriedtotheKing.Onthesamenight,LordShanicameinKing'sdreams

andtoldhimthathispresentstatewasbecausehehadannouncedLordShanitobetheweakestamongthe

planets.

KingVikramadityaapologisedandtheGodexcusedhim,andmadehimnormalwithhislimbsrestored.The

KingtoldLordShaniabouthissufferingsandrequestedhimthatheshouldnotgivesomuchmiserytoanyone.

LordShaniagreedandproclaimedthatwhosoeverlistensandnarrateshisstorieswillberelievedfromallevils

andmiseries.

ThetraderwhosenecklacewaslostcametoknowthefactsandrushedtotheKingVikramadityaand

apologisedhimandtookhimformealsathisplace.AstheKingwashavingmealsathishouse,miraculously

thelostnecklacereappeared.

Thetraderwassomuchpleasedthathegotthekingmarriedtohisdaughter.TheKingVikramadityareturned

tohisnativetown,withhiswivesandlotofwealth.

NextdaytheKingannouncedthatLordShaniwastheSupremeamongtheplanetsandnoonewillever

undervaluethestrengthofLordShani.

TheKingobservedtheVratofLordShani,onSaturdays.

ThosewhoworshipLordShanionSaturdaysandobserveVratwillhavenoworriesandwillleadahappylife.

TheLordHanumanisalsoworshippedonSaturdaysbecausedevoteesofLordHanumanareneverinfluenced

bytheShanisign.AspertheepicRamayan,RavanhadarrestedLordShaniwhenLordHanumanfreedhim

fromhiscaptivity,duringtheburningofLanka.ThegratefulLordShanipromisedHauman,thatShaniwouldnot

affectthosewhowillworshipLordHanuman.

affectthosewhowillworshipLordHanuman. SundayVrat *Thisfastisdonetofulfillalldesires*

SundayVrat

*Thisfastisdonetofulfillalldesires*

*Consumefoodonceduringthedaytimebeforesunset*

*Oilyandsaltyfoodisprohibited*

TheLegend­

Therewasagodfearingoldladywhowasverypoorandcouldnotaffordtobuyacow.Shecollectedcowdung

fromneighbourhoods,forperformingpuja,everymornings.Shehadhermeals,onlyafterthepooja.

Oneday,theneighbourdecidedtolockthecowinsidethehouse,sothatshewouldnotgetthecowdung.The

lady,unabletogetthecowdung,couldnotperformthepujaandfastedforthewholeday.

God,whowitnessedthehappenings,cameintheoldlady'sdreamsandtoldherthathewaspleasedwithher

devotionandwaspresentingherwithaCow.Theladywokeuptofindacowstandinginhercourtyard.

Beforetheladywokeup,herneighbourhadseenthecowandwassurprisedtoseethatinsteadofcowdung,

thecowwasexcretinggold.Outofjealousy,shepickedupthegoldandsubstituteditwithcowdung.

OneeveningtheGodcreatedastorm.Seeingthistheoldladylockedhercowinsideherhouse.Whenshewoke

up,shewassurprisedtoseethegoldandrealisedwhatherneighbourwasupto.Thereaftershemadeita

practicetolockthecowinsideandcollectthegold.Withthetimeshebegantoprosper.

Outofjealousy,theneighbourinformedthistothekingwhenthekingorderedtogetthecowinhis

custody.Theoldladyprotestedbuttheking'smenbroughtthecowtothepalace.Butinthemorning,insteadof

gold,theentirepalacewasfullofcowdung.

TheGodcameintheKing'sdreamsandaskedhimtoreturnthecowtoit'srightfulowner.TheKingrealised

hismistakeandpromptlysentthecowbacktotheladyandpunishedtheneighbour.

ThereaftertheKingorderedthatonSundays,allshouldobserveaVratforapeacefulandhappylife.

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VasantPanchami

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Shri.HerambChaturthi

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RishiPanchami

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GouriPujan

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Dashavatar

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Pitrupakshya

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PaapmochiniEkadashi

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AvidhwaNavami

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VasantRutuNavaratri

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IndiraEkadashi

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ChitraGauri

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KamadaEkadashi

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MahaAshtami

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VatPournima

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ShayaniEkadashi

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UtpattiEkadashi

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JayaParvati

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BhagwatEkadashi

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GuruPournima

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SkandaShashti

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JayaParvati

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DattaNavaratra

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SwarnaGauri

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Dashaditya

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ShravaniSomvar

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