Festival List 2023: Mothers keep many fasts throughout the year for the welfare of their children. There are many such important fasts and festivals in Hinduism which are observed for the attainment of children, long life, happiness, health, progress and prosperity of the child. There are only a few days left for the year 2023 to begin. In such a situation, note down the date of these special fasts related to children. Let us know when are the fasts and festivals kept for children in the new year and their importance.
Paush Putrada Ekadashi – 2 January 2023 (Paush Putrada Ekadashi 2023)
Ekadashi of Shukla Paksha of Paush month is called Putrada Ekadashi. It is believed that by worshiping Lord Vishnu and Mother Lakshmi with a true heart on this Ekadashi date, the wish of having a worthy child is fulfilled. Along with this, all the troubles that come on the children go away.
Sawan Putrada Ekadashi – 27 August 2023 (Sawan Putrada Ekadashi 2023)
The fast of Putrada Ekadashi is observed twice a year, one in the month of Pausha and the other on the Ekadashi date of Shukla Paksha of the month of Sawan. This fast is considered very fruitful to save the child from trouble and for his bright future. Worshiping Mahadev, the God of Gods along with Vishnu ji on the Putrada Ekadashi of Sawan does not cause any harm to the children. With the effect of this fast, the sins committed knowingly or unknowingly by the child end.
Santan Saptami – 22 September 2023 (Santan Saptami 2023)
On the seventh day of the Shukla Paksha of the month of Bhadrapada, there is a law to observe the fast of Santan Saptami. It is also known as Lalita Saptami, Muktabharan Saptami and Aparajita Saptami, the seventh child. It is believed that with its effect the empty lap of women gets filled soon. This fast is auspicious and fruitful for the protection of the child. Devaki and Vasudev also observed this fast to protect their children. This fast is dedicated to Lord Shankar and Mother Parvati.
Jitiya Vrat – 6 October 2023 (Jivitputrika Vrat 2023)
Jitiya Vrat is also known as Jivitputrika Vrat. Women and in many places men observe Jitiya Vrat on Ashtami Tithi of Krishna Paksha of Ashwin month for the prosperity and progress of their child. It has special recognition in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and Bengal.
Ahoi Ashtami – 5 November 2023 (Ahoi Ashtami 2023)
Regarding the Ahoi Ashtami fast, it is believed that the couple whose children die in the womb, do not get the happiness of a child. As a result of this fast, they get the good fortune of becoming parents. The fasting of Ahoi Ashtami is considered as difficult as that of Karva Chauth. In this, women keep a waterless fast and then in the evening the fast is passed by offering Arghya to the stars. This fast is observed on the eighth day of Kartik Krishna Paksha.
Chhath Puja – 19 November 2023 (Chhath Puja 2023)
This festival of Chhath is a symbol of public faith. This festival is celebrated with pomp in Bihar, Jharkhand and eastern Uttar Pradesh. Worshiping Chhathi Maiya and Suryo by fasting for 36 hours in Chhath Puja, the children get longevity and they get the boon of health. In the Mahabharata period, when Abhimanyu’s wife Uttara killed the unborn child, then Lord Krishna advised Uttara to observe Chhathi Mata Vrat.
Skanda Shashthi Vrat 2023
The fast of Skanda Shashti is observed on the Shashti Tithi of Shukla Paksha of every month. This fast is dedicated to Lord Kartikeya. One of the main fasts in South India, the fast of Skanda Shashti protects the children from every evil power. This fast is considered to be the remover of sorrows and sufferings of the children.
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