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Ashok Vrat – Ashoka Triratri Vrat

Ashok Vrat is observed in Vaishakh month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in North India. It is known as Triratri Vrat because it is observed for 3 days. Ashok Triratri Vrat 2023 date is from May 3 to May 5. Ashoka tree is worshiped on the occasion. The importance of the Vrat is mentioned in the Narada Purana. After early morning bath, puja is performed of Ashoka Tree. Devotees perform circumambulation of the tree. Some devotees perform the vrat for three days – Vaishakh Shukla Paksha Trayodashi, Chaturdashi and Purnima. Fasting or vrat is kept from sunrise to sunset. In the evening puja is again performed before the Ashoka tree. Normal aarti is performed. Fruits are distributed as Prasad. The vrat is to be performed for 12 years. It is believed that those performing the ritual will be blessed with peace and prosperity. In Hinduism, Ashoka is a sacred tree and is associated with Kamdev. Its flowers are used in making arrows of Kamadeva. Vra