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Dev Podhi Agyaras

Devo Podhi Agiyaras marks the beginning of the Chatur Maas in western parts of India especially in Gujarat and Maharashtra. It begins on the Shukla Paksha Ekadasi day in Ashada Month and ends on the Shukla Paksha Ekadasi day in Kartik Month. Dev Podhi Agiyaras 2023 date is on June 30, 2023. The popular belief is that the period of four months is when Vishnu goes to sleep.

Certain Vishnu temples especially those dedicated to Vitthal – Rukmini organize processions to mark the Dev Podhi Agiyaras.

Marriages and most auspicious ceremonies are not held from the Dev Podhi Agiyaras day till the end of the Chatur Masa.

In 2023, Devo Podhi Agiyaras ends on November 24.