Importance, Puja Vidhi and Shubh Muhurat by Gauri Vrat
Jaya Parvati Vrat falls on July 20 of this year. It is an auspicious occasion which is known to have great significance among Hindus. As the name suggests, Jaya Parvati Vrat involves the “puja” of the goddess Jaya. Jaya is one of the many “avatars” of the goddess Parvati who is worshiped in this special time.
This Vrat is meant to be observed by women. The celebration is continued with a 5-day fasting ritual in the month of Ashadha, observed by the women. It is particularly the regions of northern India including Gujarat that seem to observe the Vrat with immense enthusiasm and fervor.
Trayodashi Tithi in Shukla Paksha marks the beginning of this pious celebration. On the fifth day, i.e. Tritiya tithi in Shravana Krishna Paksha, the Vrat reaches its climax or end date.
It is believed that by worshiping the goddess Jaya, women seek her grace. She pours out her blessings on women, married and single. For those who wish to get married, benefit from a good husband worthy of the “Devi”; and to a married woman seeking a long and healthy life, the welfare of her husband, the goddess is believed to fulfill her grace and bestow prosperity, happiness. The divine couple – Shiv-Parvati bless married women with a joyous and happy married life.
According to popular legend, there was a Brahmin woman who ardently prayed to Lord Shiv and Gauri for the safety of her husband. Moved by his devotion, the divine couple granted his wishes. This Vrat is also known as Gauri Vrat.
Puja Vidhi Jaya Parvati Vrat:
This vrat observed over a period of 5 days must be followed by compliance with certain rules.
For example, one cannot consume wheat or anything that contains wheat, and spices, salt and some vegetables such as tomatoes are not allowed for consumption during the 5 day period.
On the first day, the wheat seeds are planted on an earthenware pot decorated with vermilion, “nagla” (a wreath in the shape of a cotton collar). The devotees perform the puja of this pot for 5 days.
On the fifth day, the women stay awake all night and perform Jaya Parvati Jagran (singing hymns, bhajans, doing Aarti).
On the sixth day, the pot filled with wheat floats in any body of water or a sacred river.
Depending on the ‘vidhi’ or Puja guidelines, the practice of fasting on that day, once begun, should be observed consistently over a period of 5, 7, 9, 11, or 20 years.
Shubh Muhurat for Jaya Parvati Vrat:
The Vrat starts on Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Jaya Parvati Vrat ends on Saturday July 24, 2021
Jaya Parvati Pradosh Puja Muhurat is from 7:14 p.m. to 9:19 p.m.
Trayodashi Tithi starts at 4:25 p.m. on July 21, 2021
Trayodashi Tithi ends at 1:32 p.m. on July 22, 2021
Ekadashi Tithi starts – 9:59 p.m. July 19, 2021
Ekadashi Tithi ends at 7:17 p.m. on July 20, 2021
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