Evrat Jivrat, also referred as Divaso, is observed by married women in
Gujarat. In 2017, the date of Evrat Jivrat is July 23. Evrat is observed by newly married women for five years and Jivrat is observed by all married women. The ritual is dedicated to Goddess Parvati and is observed for a happy and prosperous family life.
In the Evrat Jivrat, Goddess Parvati is worshipped in the form of jawaras – the seeds which are sown on the previous day of the vrat. A ghee lamp is lit before the jawaras. The lamp remains for 36 hours. The ritual takes its name from Divaso.
Divaso – ‘Deep Vaso’ means residence of the lamp.
Friends, relatives and neighbors are served Kheer, Kansar or other sweets.
In some regions, the vrat heralds the arrival of the Shravan month.
Evrat Jivrat is observed on the Amavasi in Ashada month. The Shravan month in Gujarati calendar begins from the next day.