Dadhi Vrata in Shravana Masa – Performed During Chatur Masa



Dadhi Vrata is observed during the second month of the Chatur Mas and is followed mainly in South India by certain Hindu communities. The month long Vrata is dedicated to Srihari Vishnu. Dadhi Vrata begins on the 12th day of the Shukla Paksha or waxing phase of moon in Shravan Month. Dadhi Vrata in 2014 begins on August 8 ends on September 5. During this one month food prepared using curd are avoided by Hindu communities that observe the Chaturmasa Vrata.

The Vrata begins on the Shukla Paksha Dwadashi in Shravan month. The day is after the famous Putrada Ekadasi.  Dadhi Vrata is part of the Chatur Masa Vrata.

All food made from yoghurt and curd is avoided in the month.

The Vrata ends on the Shukla Paksha Ekadasi in Bhadrapad month. This is the Parivartini Ekadasi.

The belief is that the four month Chaturmasa Vrat is kept to flush out toxins and regain health. This is the reason why certain particular food items are avoided during the four months.

The importance of the Chaturmasa Vrat is mentioned in the Varaha Purana.

The next cycle of Vrata is known as Ksheera Vrata – Bhadrapad Shukla Paksha Dwadasi to Ashwin Shukla Paksha Ekadasi.