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Nakt Vrat – Nakth Vrata

Nakt Vrat is a ritual observed by many Hindu communities. In this type of fasting no food is eaten after sunset. There are various types of Nakt Vrat like observing it for seven consecutive Saturdays to please Shani Bhagavan. There is also a particular Nakt Vrat that is observed on the first day of the Bhadrapad Shukla Paksha. In 2024, this Nakth Vrat is on September 4.

This ritual is mainly observed in North India.

It must be noted that any fast that is kept from sunset to next day morning sunrise is referred as Nakt Vrat.