Jaya Parvati Vrat is observed by married women in the Hindu month of Ashada or Ashara mainly in
Gujarat. In 2011, the beginning date of Jaya Parvati Vrat (Prarambh) is July 13 and the Vrat ends (Samapt) on July 17, 2011. Jaya Parvati Vrat Jagran 2011 date is July 17. Also known as Jaya Parvati Jagran, the Vrata is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi and is a five-day Vrat.
A partial fasting is observed during the five-day Jaya Parvati Vrata. Salt is avoided in food by most married women. Wheat and vegetables are also avoided. Various Poojas dedicated to Shiva and Parvati like the Uma Maheshwar puja are performed during this period.
On the fifth day of the Vrat, an all night vigil or ‘jagran’ is kept by married women observing the Vrata. This staying awake during the night is referred as Jaya Parvati Jagran. Jaya Parvati Vrat is broken by eating food containing wheat and salt on the next day morning.
There is a popular belief that those who observe Jaya Parvati Vrat should do it for five or seven years consecutively.