Jitiya Vrat 2023: Know Date, Auspicious Timings And Significance – News18

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Mothers pray to Jimutavahan for the safety of their children on Jitiya Vrat.

This year Jitiya Vrat will start at 6:24 a.m. on October 6 and end at 8:08 a.m. on October 7.

Every year Jitiya Vrat is observed on the Ashtami Tithi of Krishna Paksha of Ashwini month. On this day, mothers keep the Jritiya fast for the happiness and long life of their children. This year, it will be observed on October 6. It is believed that this fast also brings glory to the parents as their children attain intelligence and longer lives.

On this day, Gandharva King–Jimutavahana is worshipped and the story of Jitiya Vrat is heard. It is believed that King Jimutavahana has protected the sons of Nagamata from the bird king- Gurud. Due to this, during Jitiya Vrat, mothers pray to Jimutavahan for the safety of their children.

According to astrologer Dr Krishna Kumar Bhargava who hails from Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, this year Jitiya Vrat will start at 6:24 am on October 6 (Friday) and end at 8:08 am on October 7 (Saturday).

Now, as per the Mahavir Panchang of Kashi, Ashtami Tithi is scheduled to start at 9:25 a.m. on Friday, October 6 and will continue till 10:21 a.m. on Saturday, October 7. According to Mithila Unversity Panchang, Ashatami Tithi will start from 9:35 a.m. on October 6 till 10:32 a.m. on October 7.

Women can start and end their fast according to these dates and timings. After the end of Ashtami Tithi, the mothers will perform Parana. According to the renowned Acharya Bajrang Maharaj of Patna, the auspicious time of Parana is after 10:32 a.m. on October 7.

This year, on the day of Jitiya Vrat, Sarvartha Siddhi Yoga and Parigha Yoga are also being formed, according to Astrologer Dr Krishna Kumar Bhargava. Sarvartha Siddhi Mahurat will take place from 9:32 p.m. on October 6 till 6:17 a.m. on October 7. Parigha Yoga will end a little early at 5:31 a.m. on the day of Parana.

The auspicious time of puja for Jitiya Vrat on October 6 is from 6:00 a.m. to 10:41 a.m. Mothers who have to observe Jitiya Vrat should eat satvik food before the fast. Before commencing Puja, they must take a bath. The mothers observe the Nirjala fast on this date. During the puja time, people worship the idol of the Jimutavahana god with akshat, flowers, garlands, mustard oil, bamboo leaves etc. After this, mothers listen to the story of Jitiya Vrat for the long life and happiness of their children.

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