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Description of Vrat and Fasts on various Tithis - from Pratipadaa to Ashtamee
Tithi Vrat and Fasts
Agni Dev said - "Vashishth Jee, Now I will tell you about the Vrat done on various Tithi.
Vrat on Pratipadaa
"Dhanya Vrat" - By doing this Vrat an unfortunate person also becomes blessed. Keep fast on Pratipadaa of Maargsheersh, and do Havan in the night with the Mantra "Agnaye Namah", worship Agni Dev. Doing this for 1 whole year brings prosperity.
"Shikhee Vrat" - One should keep Ek-Bhukt Vrat on every Pratipadaa and after 1 year donate a cow to Braahman. By doing this the man attains Vaishwaanar status.
Vrat on Dwiteeyaa
In Kaartik Maas, on Shukla 2nd, one should worship Yam Raaj; then keep fast on every Shukla 2nd. This man never goes to Narak.
"A-Shoonya Shayan Vrat" - This Vrat gives women their husband pleasure and man their women pleasure. One should start this Vrat on Shraavan Maas Krishn 2nd. Do this regularly for 1 year and worship Vishnu and Lakshmee Jee. Donate bed and fruits also. Offer Arghya on that day for Chandramaa also with Mantra ( this Mantra is given on p 365 ).
"Kaanti Vrat" - One should start this Vrat on Kaartik Shukla 2nd. Keep fast in daytime and eat in the evening. Worship Balaraam and Krishn. After doing this for 1 year, Vratee attains beauty, long life and health.
"Vishnu Vrat" - This Vrat fulfills all wishes. Start it with Paush Shukla 2nd, and continue it for 4 days. First day take bath with mustard seed mixed water and worship Krishn's feet with "Shree Kriashnaaya Namah" Mantra; second day take bath with black sesame seed mixed water and worship Krishn's navel with "Achyutaay Namah" Mantra; third day take bath with Bach named herb mixed water and worship Krishn's eyes with "Anantaay Namah" Mantra; and the fourth day take bath with all-herb (Kapoor Kacharee, Bach, Kooth, Shilaajit, whole Haldee, Daaru Haldee, Kachoor, Champaa, Mothaa) mixed water and worship Krishn's forehead with "Hrisheekeshaaya Namah" Mantra offering flower. Offer Arghya to Chandramaa in Pradosh period. First day offer Arghya with "Shashiney Namah", second day with Chandraaya Namah", third day with "Shashankaay Namah", and fourth day with "Indavey Namah". One should eat before Chandramaa disappears. Vratee should do this for 6 months or 1 year.
Vrat on Triteeyaa
This Vrat can be done on Vaishaakh, Bhaadrapad and Margsheersh Shukla 3rd also. During these months, one should worship Umaa with "Lalitaayai Namah". At the end of the Vrat, in each fortnight, one should worship a Braahman couple. Thus after worshipping them with 24 clothes, one attains pleasures and Moksh.
Another kind of "Saubhaagya Shayan Vrat" may be done on Shukla 3rd of Phaalgun etc months. One should not eat salt in this Vrat. At the end of the Vrat, worship a Braahman couple saying "Bhavaanee Preeyataam" and donate all necessary things for a house. In the same way it should be done on Shukla 3rd of Vaishaakh, Bhaadrapad and Maagh.
"Damanak Triteeyaa Vrat" is done in Chaitra Maas. In this Vrat one should worship Paarvatee with Damanak flowers.
"Aatm Triteeyaa Vrat" is done in Maargsheersh Maas. In this Vrat, one should feed a Braahman after worshipping Paarvatee. Beginning with Maargsheersh 3rd, end the Vrat in Paush Maas and worship Paarvatee with these names respectively in 12 months - Gauree, Kaalee, Umaa, Bhadraa, Durgaa, Kaangti, Saraswatee, Vaishnavee, Lakshmee, Prakriti, Shivaa and Naaraayanee. One attains good fortune and Swarg by doing this Vrat.
Vrat on Chaturthee
"Angaarak Chaturthee" - If one worships Ganesh on a Chaturthee fallen on Tuesday, he gets everything.
"A-Vighnaa Chaturthee" - Phaalgun Shukla 4th. One should eat only in the night this day.
On Chaitra Shukla Chaturthee, one should worship Ganesh with Damanak flowers.
Vrat on Panchamee
Vrat on Shashthee
Shashthee Vrat" - should be done on Bhaadrapad Krishn 6th, and
Vrat on Saptamee
If this Vrat is done on Bhaadrapad Shukla 7th and Aaditya is worshipped on that day, one attains all desired things.
If this Vrat is done on Paush Shukla 7th, and Soorya Dev is worshipped, one's all sins are destroyed.
Saptamee Vrat" - This Vrat is done on Maagh Krishn 7th. This fulfills all desires.
Vrat on Ashtamee
Shukla Ashtamee" - Keep fast on this day, worship Brahmaa etc Devtaa and
"Kaalaashtamee Vrat" - On Maargsheersh Krishn Ashtamee, keep fast the whole day, take bath in the night, worship Shankar Jee and do Paaran of the Vrat with cow's urine (or cow's milk). Sleep on the floor on that night. In Paush, worship Shambhoo and do Paaran with Ghee. In Maagh, worship Maheshwar and drink milk. In Phaalgun, worship Mahaadev and eat sesame seeds. In Chaitra, worship Sthaanu and eat barley. In Vaishaakh, worship Shiv and do Paaran with Kush water. In Jyesth, worship Pashupati, and do Paaran with waterfall water. In Aashaadh, worship Ugra, and eat Gomaya (cow dung or alternatively yogurt). In Shraavan, worship Sharv and eat Mandaar flowers. In Bhaadrapad, worship Tryambak and eat Bilva leaves. In Aashwin, worship Eesh and eat rice. In Kaartik, worship Rudra and eat yogurt. At the end, build a Sarvato Ling and worship Shankar in it. Later feed Braahman and donate cow, clothes and gold to him.
"Swargati Vrat" - If one eats food in the night on both Ashtamee and donate a cow at the end of the year; he can attain Indra's status.
Keep fast on any Ashtamee with Wednesday, and eat only once. Who keep fast on Ashtamee, they do not suffer with poverty.
"Budh Ashtamee Vrat" - Leaving 2 fingers aside, take 8 fists rice, cook it, and keep it in a bowl of mango leaves with Kush. Worship Budh and eat food after listening to "Budh Ashtamee Vrat Kathaa". Later donate cucumber and rice with Dakshinaa.
Hey Vashishth Jee, When there is Punarvasu Nakshatra Yog on Chaitra Shukla Paksh 8th, whoever drinks 8 Ashok flower buds juice with the Mantra (given on p 372) , they are never worried in their lives.
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Created by Sushma Gupta on 3/15/05
Updated on 05/22/13