Santan Saptami Vrat 2014 Date

Santan Saptami Vrat is observed on the seventh day during the waxing phase of moon, or Shukla Paksha, of Bhadrapad month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar. Santan Saptami Vrat 2013 date is September 1. This vrat is observed for begetting children and also for removing all the worries associated with children. The greatness of Santan Saptami Vrat was narrated to Yudhishtira by Sri Krishna.

Married couples who desire to have healthy children pray to Hindu God Shiva and Goddess Parvati on the day. This vrat is performed by both men and women.

How to observe Santan Saptami Vrat?

On the day of the Santan Saptami Vrat, those performing the vrat wake up early in the morning and offer prayers to Visnu, Shiva and Parvati.


In the afternoon special prayers are offered to Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Offerings made include paste of sandalwood, rice, lamps, naivedya (Prasad), supari and coconut.

Prasad is prepared using jaggery – it is any sweet that contains jaggery or kheer. In some regions puris are also offered.

A mauli or red thread is offered to Shiva and this is then worn by those who observe fast. A story associated with the Vrat is heard or read by couples.


The Prasad that is offered to the deities is consumed on the day by those observing the vrat.

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