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Bachhabaras – Bacha Baras Vrat

Bachhabaras is a unique ritual observed in North India in the Bhadrapad Month. Bachhabaras 2020 date is August 16. It is observed on the 12th day during the Krishna Paksha of Bhadrapad month as per traditional calendar followed in North India. The ritual is observed for the wellbeing of children.

For the ritual, a cow and calf are worshiped on the day. The cow is given ghee, rice, milk and other delicacies made from millet. The mother undertaking the vrat only eats food made from millet on the day.

In some region millets are given in charity to the poor.

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