Pavitra Baras



Pavitra Baras is a ritual associated with Vaishnava Sect. It is a ritual honoring the Guru with Pavitra – a garland made of pure cotton thread with 365 loops. In 2014, the date of Pavitra Baras is August 8. Vaishnavas also present Pavitra garland to elders and also to other Vaishnava devotees. It is a way of recognizing the divine in all.

Pavitra Baras is observed on the 12th day of the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) of Shravan month.

 The pavitra garland consists of 365 loops of pure cotton thread tied together with a knot.

The ritual is essentially meant to respect Guru. Prasad are distributed after the ritual.

This is an important with Lord Krishna worshippers in Gujarat and parts of Rajasthan.