Jitiya Vrat 2023: Jitiya Vrat is on 6 October 2023. On this day, women observe a 24-hour waterless fast for the longevity of their children. It is believed that this fast has been going on since the Mahabharata period. It is said that due to the glory of this fast, Abhimanyu’s dead child came alive again. It is also called Jivitputrika Vrat.
Jitiya Vrat starts with Nahay Khay on the Saptami Tithi of Krishna Paksha of Ashwin month, the next day Nirjala Vrat is observed and Parana is concluded on the third day. Jimutavahana is worshiped during Jitiya Vrat. According to the scriptures, Jitiya Vrat is considered incomplete without Katha.
Jitiya Vrat Katha
In Jitiya Vrat, this The story has special importance. According to the story, there was a prince of Gandharvas, whose name was Jimutavahana. Jimutvahan left the kingdom in his youth and went to the forest to serve his father. One day he met a Nagamata in the forest. Who was very sad. When Jimutvahana’s Nagamata was asked the reason for her lamentation, she said that the serpents had promised to the bird king Garuda that every day they would give one serpent as his food.
Due to this agreement, the old woman’s son Shankhachud She had to go in front of Garuda, due to which she was very upset. Jimutvahana promised Nagmata that he would not let anything happen to her son and would protect him and return him back. Jimutvahana disguised himself as the serpent’s son, wrapped himself in a cloth and lay down in front of Garuda on the rock from where Garuda collects his food.