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Pugga Vrat - Pugge Ka Vrat for Children

Pugga Vrat, also known as Pugge Ka Vrat, is observed mainly in Jammu by the Duggar community (Dogra). The vrat is observed for the wellbeing of children. Pugga Vrat 2019 date is January 24. The fast is observed on the fourth day during the waning phase of moon in Magh Month – Krishna Paksha Chaturthi in Magha month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar in Jammu and Kashmir.

Pugga is a traditional sweet made with sesame seeds and jaggery.

Mothers perform the vrat for the welfare of the children.

The fast begins early morning with sunrise and ends with the sighting of the moon.

It is a strict fast and women do not even take water till the sighting of moon.

After offering arghya to moon, women end fast by eating Pugga, banana and milk.

Some of the other food items consumed after breaking the fast are raddish and sugarcane.

This vrat is popularly observed as Til Chauth and Sakat Chouth.

Story of Pugga Vrat

The story of Pugga Vrat is of a woman accidently killing the young one of an animal in forest. She repents but still all her children are lost after the incident.

She then performs the Pugga Vrat and gets back all her children.

From that day mothers perform the Vrat for longlife of their children.