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Champak Chaturdasi – Champaka Chaturdashi Brata

Champak Chaturdasi Vrata is observed on the 14th day during the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon in Jyeshta month (May – June). Champak Chaturdasi is dedicated to Lord Shiva and it is believed that observing Champak Chaturdasi Vrata will help in curing lung related problems. This belief is more popular in Bengal and eastern parts of India. In 2018, the date of Champak Chaturdasi is June 27.

Champak Chaturdasi is observed the day before Jyestha Purnima – full moon day in Jyeshta month. A clay idol of Shiva is created and the deity is offered champak flowers and other usual items related to Shiva puja.