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Paran or Parana – Ceremonial Break of Fasting or Vrat in Hindu Religion

Paran or Parana is the act, or vidhi, of breaking a fast, or vrat, by eating or drinking in Hindu religion. It is performed after the completion of the fast. Paran is only allowed after the successful completion of the fasting.

Paran is performed after prayers are offered to Ganesha and the deity to whom the fast was dedicated.

Some people break the fast by just drinking after.

Some offer fruits or sweet as Prasad to the deity and it is then consumed to break the fast.