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Sri Katyayani Vrat in Margashirsh Month - Sri Katyayani Vrat 2024 Date

Sri Katyayani Vrat is unique ritual dedicated to Goddess Katyayani and is observed in the Margashirsha or Margasira Month (November – December) as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India and Orissa. Sri Katyayani Vrata begins on November 16, 2024 and ends on December 15, 2024.

The popular belief is that Gopis in Vrindavan and Braj offered prayers to Goddess Katyayani to get Sri Krishna as their love. It is said that Gopis were able to get the divine love Sri Krishna after performing the vrat and pujas for a month.

Sri Katyayani Vrat in Margashirsh Month

Gopis observing the Sri Katyayani Vrat woke before sunrise bathed in the Kalindi River and made an image of Goddess Katyayani with the clay found on the river bank and offered prayers to the Goddess to be blessed with the divine love of Sri Krishna.

Today this vrat is performed by people for the fulfillment of various desires. Some people perform it to attain Moksha and merge in the divine love of Krishna.

The same vrat is observed as Pavai Nombu or Margali Nombu in the Margazhi month in Tamil Nadu.