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Kanti Vrata Dedicated To Balarama - Performed To Become Handsome

Kanti Vrata is a unique ritual dedicated to Sri Krishna and his elder brother, Balarama. It is observed on the second day of shukla paksha or waxing phase of moon in the Kartik month in some regions. In some regions it is observed on the second day of waxing phase of moon in Ashwin month.



Note – Some people observe this Vrata from the second day of the Shukla Paksha of Phalgun month (February – March).

The Vrata is observed for a year. For example if a person starts the Vrata on the Shukla Paksha or waxing phase of moon in the Kartik month he continues it for one year.

But if the Vrata is observed from Phalgun month, it is only observed for four months.

The rituals involve offering prayers to Balaram and Sri Krishna. After observing fast during daytime, food made using barley flour is eaten at night.

Benefits of Kanti Vrata

It is performed for getting good physical strength and good body.
It is also performed for becoming handsome or beautiful.
It is performed for attaining honor and fame.
Some devotees perform it to defeat enemies.