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Arundhati Vrata In Chaitra Month

Arundhati Vrata is a ritual observed by certain communities during the first three days of the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) in Chaitra month. Arundhati Vrata 2024 dates are from April 9 to April 11. Arundhati was the wife of Maharishi Vashistha and daughter of Prajapati Kardam and the Vrata is dedicated to her. It is observed by women for peace, prosperity and happy and long married life.

On Chaitra Pratipada or the first day during the waxing phase of moon, the woman who has decided to observe the Vrata take bath and prayers are offered to Lord Ganesha, Shiva, Parvati and Arundhati. They take a decision to observe the Vrata.

On the second day, a kalash (water filled pot) is worshipped along with durva grass, and images of Arundhati Devi and Vasishta.

On the final day special prayers are offered to Ganesh, Shiva and Parvati. The day is observed as Gauri Tritiya in some regions. Giving food to the poor and helping the poor on the day brings prosperity and peace.