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Six months Ravivar Vrat – Sunday Fasting for Six months from Margashirsh to Vaishakh

Some Hindu communities especially in the Mithilanchal region of North India observe Sunday fasting (Ravivar Vrat) for six months. Prayers and vrat on the day is dedicated to Surya or the Sun god.

The Sundays are calculated from the first Sunday of Margashirsh (November – December) month to the last Sunday in Vaishakh month (April – May).

The vrat is kept for peace and prosperity. It is observed by both men and women.

Please note that such vrats are limited to certain Hindu communities and the rules and method of observing the vrat varies from region to region.