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Jaya Parvati Vrat 2018 date - Jaya Parvati Vrat and Jagran in Gujarat in 2018

Jaya Parvati Vrat is a five-day Vrat observed by married women in the Hindu lunar month of Ashad or Ashara mainly in Gujarat. Jayaparvati Vrat 2018 is from July 25 to July 30 morning. Jaya Parvati Vrat Jagran 2018 date is July 29. The Vrata is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati and is performed for the well being of the family and for peace and prosperity.

Various Poojas dedicated to Shiva and Parvati like the Uma Maheshwar puja are performed during this period.

A partial fast is observed during the five-day Jaya Parvati Vrata. Salt is avoided in food by most married women. Wheat and certain vegetables are also avoided.

On the fifth day of the Vrat, an all night vigil or ‘jagran’ is kept by married women observing the Vrata. The Vrat is broken by eating food containing wheat and salt on the next day morning.

Story of Jaya Parvati Vrat

Legend has it that a childless couple prayed to Lord Shiva and Parvati for a child. Pleased with their devotion, Shiva appeared them in their dream and asked them to worship a Shivling existing in a nearby dense forest.

The couple went to the forest and found the Shivling and cleaned the place for worship. The husband then went to get flowers but was bitten by a snake on the way.

A worried wife found the husband in an unconscious state; she returned to the Shivling and started praying for the safety of her husband.

The true devotion of the wife melted the heart of Shiva and Parvati and they brought the husband back to life. The couple then continued their worship and in due course was blessed with a child.

Jaya Parvati Vrat is based on this ancient tale and it is believed that those who observe the Vrat will have a long married life and will be blessed with healthy children.

What to do on Jayaparvati Vrat?

Salt is completely avoided during the five days of Vrata. Wheat and vegetables are also avoided. Various poojas dedicated to Shiva and Parvati like the Uma Maheshwar puja are performed during this period.

On the fifth day, an all-night vigil or ‘jagran’ is kept by those observing the Vrata. This staying awake during the night is referred as Jayaparvati Jagran.

Jaya Parvati Vrat is broken by eating food containing wheat and salt on the final day.

There is a tradition that those who observe Jaya Parvati Vrat should do it for five or seven years consecutively.

During the same period, unmarried women and young girls observe the Gauri Vrat in Gujarat.

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