Anang Trayodashi Vrat is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is observed in the Chaitra month in Maharashtra and
Gujarat. Anang Trayodashi 2017 date is April 8. It is observed on the 13th day of the Shukla Paksha of Chaitra Month in traditional calendar followed in Maharashtra and Gujarat. The importance of the Vrat is mentioned in the Garuda Purana.
Please note – in
North India, the Anang Trayodashi is observed during on 13th day of Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) in Margashirsh Month this is on December 1, 2017.
Anang Trayodashi Vrat is observed for a year – on all the 13th day of the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of the moon) in a month. It is believed that observing the Vrat will help in attaining prosperity, health, wealth and good fortune.
Apart from Lord Shiva, Kamadev and Rati are also worshipped on the day. The observance includes offering flowers and fruits to Lord Shiva and the prescribed 16-step Hindu puja and worship.