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Amalaki Dwadashi Vrat

Amalaki Dwadashi is observed on the 12th day during the waxing phase of moon in Magh month – Shukla Paksha Dwadashi day in Magh Mahina in North India. Amalaki Dwadashi 2023 date is February 2. The day is dedicated to the worship of Amla or gooseberry tree.

Amalaki Dwadashi prayers are dedicated to Hindu God Vishnu. Amala is considered dear to Vishnu. The popular belief that prayers offered on the day will help in desire fulfillment. The vrat is also offered for good health and early cure of a serious disease. 

It must be noted that in South India certain communities observe Amalaki Dwadashi when Pushya Nakshatra falls on Shukla Paksha Dwadashi.

The day is also observed as Bhishma Dwadashi and Varaha Dwadashi.