Pavitra Dwadashi

Pavitra Dwadashi is observed on the 12th day during the shukla paksha or waxing phase of moon in the month of Shravan. Pavitra Dwadashi 2017 date is August 4. The rituals on the day are dedicated to God Vishnu and are mainly observed in parts of Gujarat and Rajasthan.

The day is also known as Damodar Dwadashi in some regions.

Another unique ritual that is followed on the day is the Pavitra Baras. This is also observed by Vaishnava sect in Gujarat and Rajasthan.

The prayers and pujas on the day is also a continuation of the Pavitra Ekadasi which is observed on the previous day.