Uma Vratam – How to observe Uma Vrat dedicated to Goddess Parvati

Uma Vratam is dedicated to Goddess Parvati and is observed on the third day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu months Chaitra (March – April) and Magha (January – February). It is performed to gain peace and prosperity in life. Detail procedure and how to observe Uma Vrat is given below:

Image of Goddess Durga or Parvati (Uma) is worshipped on the day.

White flowers, dhoop, fragrance and Chandan are offered to Goddess Uma on the day.

Salt is completely avoided.

Jaggery is offered as sweet on the day. You can also prepare sweets made using jaggery.

This vrat is also known as Gur Vrat, Guda Vrat, Maha Vratam and Jaya Durga Vratam.