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Mandar Sashti Vrat In Magh Month For Sin Removal And Fulfilment Of Desires

Mandar Sashti Vrat is observed in Magh month as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India. It is performed for removal of sin and wish fulfilment. Mandar Sashti 2024 date is February 15. It is believed that observing this Vrat dedicated to Surya will help in fulfilment of desires. 

The person observing the vrat should eat moderately on the previous day of the fasting. On the fasting day, prayers are offered to Surya Bhagavan. It is a complete fast till next day morning.

On the night of the fasting day, the person eats Mandar flower and sleeps.

The person should offer prayers to the rising sun and setting sun on the day. He should look into all eight directions and offer prayers. The mantra chanted is “Om Suryaya Namah.”

Flowers, fruits and other usual puja routine are followed on the day.

Chanting of Gayatri Mantra is highly meritorious.

The vrat is completed after offering prayers to rising sun on the Saptami day – the next day morning.

Mandar Sashti can be observed on the sixth day of the waxing phase of moon in all months – Shukla Paksha Sashti tithi in all Hindu months.

Mandar Sashti is mainly now observed on the Magh Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi – the sixth day during the waxing phase of moon in Magh Month.