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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 pleas Shani Bhagavan. There is also a particular Nakt Vrat that is observed on the first day of the Bhadrapad Shukla Paksha. In 2018, this Nakth Vrat is on September 10.
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.

Haritalika Teej 2013 date – Haritalika Vrat in 2013

Haritalika Teej Vrat is an important Hindu fasting dedicated to Goddess Parvati in North India. Haritalika Teej 2013 date is September 8. Haritalika is observed mainly in Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Rajasthan and is some parts of Maharashtra. There is a widespread belief that by observing Hartalika Teej Vrat unmarried women will get desired husband.

It is one among the three Teej festivals observed in North India. The other two are Hariyali Teej and Kajari Teej.

Haritalika Teej Vrat is observed by both married and unmarried women. Married women observe the Vrat for a happy married life.

Hartalika Teej is based on the intense austerities (tapas) observed by Goddess Parvathi to get Lord Shiva as her husband. It is believed that Goddess Parvati will bless those women who observe the Vrat. The fasting rules of Hartalika Teej Vrat are very tough and some women even don’t drink water during the fasting period.

You may also like to read How to do Haritalika Teej Vrat?