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Madhushravani Tritiya 2017 date – Madhushrava Puja and Vrata

Madhushravani, or Madhushrava Tritiya, is observed in Mithilanchal region in North India – parts of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. Madhushrava Tritiya 2017 date is July 26. Newly married women observe special rituals during the period for a happy life. In some regions the ritual is observed for 13 days and is known as Madhushravani period.

The main ritual is observed on the third day of the Shukla Paksha, or waxing phase of moon, in Shravan month as per traditional calendar followed in North India. In some regions the ritual begins on the Panchami day or the fifth day during the Krishna Paksha (waning phase of moon) of Shravan month (July 14, 2017) and continues for 13 days and the ritual ends on Madhushrava Tritiya day.

Newly married women return to their parent’s home during the period and food is send daily during the period from her husband’s home.

Pujas and rituals during the period are dedicated to Goddess Parvati (Gauri), Surya, Chandra, Navagrahas, Nag Devtas and Goddess Sashti.

Poor people and married women are given food on the first day and the last day of the ritual.

Today, the ritual is mostly observed only on the Madhushrava Tritiya day.