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Ananda Navami

Ananda Navami is observed during the Phalgun Shukla Paksha as per Hindu calendars followed in North India. In 2024, Ananda Navami date is March 18. Ananda Navami vrat is observed for a year by some Hindu communities. It is dedicated to Goddess Shakti.

Some people limit the vrat to a single day.

The main vrat rituals include purification on all days, vegetarian meals, staying away from smoking, alcohol and other such items.

The vrat is observed by both men and women.

Apart from this people also perform annadanam or food donation to poor children and elderly people.

Some people adopt an animal especially cow.