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Anarak Vrat Dedicated to Keshava Form of Sri Krishna

Anarak Vrat begins in the Magh month and is dedicated to the Keshava form of Sri Krishna. Anarak Vrat in 2025 begins on January 30. It is observed for six months – Magh Shukla Paksha to Ashada Shukla Paksha as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in North India.

The Vrat is a seasonal vrat and is observed for two seasons. Hemanta and Shishir.

The mantra chanted during the period is Om Namah Keshavaya Namah.

The vrat is observed for attaining liberation or moksha.

Special prayers are offered for six months on the Shukla Paksha Dwadasi or the twelfth day during the waxing phase of moon. Visit to Vishnu Temple, Chanting of Vishnu Sahasranama and food donation should be performed.

Anarak Vrat begins on Magh Shukla Paksha Pratipada – first day during the waxing phase of moon as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India.