Jivitputrika, popularly known as Jitiya Fasting, is observed by mother for their children in Ashwin month and is a three-day ritual. Paaran Ritual is observed on the third day of Jivitputrika Vrat and the priests in the region provide the time to end the fast on the day. Paaran 2012 date is October 8. The fast that begins on Jivitputrika Vrat day ends on the Paaran day. Time of Paaran in 2012 is at 8:56 PM on October 8
Paaran Ritual ends when the Navami day begins.
It must be noted that these days people perform the ritual as per the popular English calendar and end fast on morning after Jitiya fasting day.
In 2012, Nahai-Khai Vrat the first day of Jivitputrika is on October 8.
Jivitputrika Vrat or Jitiya Fasting is held on October 8.
Special dishes are prepared on the day with herbs and Mahua flour and are eaten by women for breaking the Jitiya fast. Other dishes that are prepared include pyasa-aloo bhajiyas (onion potato fritters), dahi-vada, kadi-bari and channa ki sabji.