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Arogya Vrat in Chaitra Month in North India

Arogya Vrat is observed on the first day during the waxing phase of moon in Chaitra month as per traditional North India calendar. The vrat is dedicated to Surya. In 2024, Arogya Vrat is observed on April 9.

The vrat is observed for good health. The important ritual on the day includes offering prayers to Surya, chanting of Gayatri Mantra and taking bath morning and evening with local herbs.

Devotees only take hot vegetarian food on the day.

Food is donated on the day to poor children.

It must be noted that Arogya Vrat is mainly observed on the Magh Shukla Paksha Saptami day – seventh day of Magh month (January – February).

This particular vrat observed on Chaitra Shukla Paksha Pratipada is only observed in North India.