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Aranya Sashti 2017 date

Aranya Shasti is observed for begetting children and is dedicated to Goddess Sashti, Kartikeya and the god of the forest. Aranya Sashti 2017 date is May 31. Women observe a partial fast on the day and perform pujas in forest or under a Kadamba Tree.

Aranya Shasti observed on the sixth day of the waxing phase (shukla Paksha) of moon in the month of Jyeshtha (May – June) as per traditional Hindu calendar.

Aranya means forest and Sashti is the sixth day of a Hindu lunar fortnight.

Goddess Shasti is worshipped on the day and offerings are made on a traditional hand-fan. Women only eat fruits on the day.

In some regions women tie a thread around the wrist.

The prayers that are chanted are from the Aranya Suktam in Rig Veda.

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