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Rotak Vrat in Shravan Month

Rotak Vrat is observed during the Shukla Paksha of Shravan month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in North India. Someshwar form of Shiva is worshipped during the vrat. Information regarding this vrat is found in the Narad Puran. Those observing the vrat wake up early morning, take bath, and perform puja to Shiva by making clay Shivling. Only vegetarian food is eaten on the day. White colored Prasad is prepared and offered in the evening. The fast is observed for three months on all Mondays during Shukla paksha or waxing phase of moon. It is believed that on successful completion of the vrat, a devotee will be blessed with knowledge, health and wealth.

Salem Kottai Perumal in Tamil Nadu – Kottai Perumal Kovil at Salem

Salem Kottai Perumal is located at Kottai in Salem in Tamil Nadu. This is ancient shrine and the temple is famous as Kottai Perumal Kovil. Legend has it that Goddess Lakshmi took birth here as the daughter of Bhrigu Rishi and Lord Vishnu appeared here as Alagirinathar and married her. Story of Salem Kottai Perumal Legend has it that Goddess Lakshmi who witnessed the incident of Sage Bhrigu kicking the chest of Vishnu could not tolerate the behavior of Sage Bhrigu and she was even more annoyed with Vishnu for letting the sage go scot free.