Weekly Vrat Festival: From Sheetla Ashtami to Papmochani Ekadashi, know the fasting festivals of this week...
Weekly Vrat Festival: The third week of March has started. This week is very special according to the Hindu calendar. Because this week Sheetla Ashtami, Kalashtami to Papmochini Ekadashi is being celebrated. According to Panchang. This week is starting with the Shashthi Tithi of Krishna Paksha of Chaitra month. Along with this, the Krishna Paksha of Chaitra month is ending with Dwadashi Tithi. Know the fasting festivals that fall this week according to the Hindu calendar.
Weekly fasting festival
14 March 2023, Tuesday - Sheetla Saptami
According to the Panchang, the seventh date of Krishna Paksha of Chaitra month is
Sheetla Saptami happens. On this day, on the day of Sheetla Ashtami, bhog is made to be offered to Mother Sheetla.
March 15, 2023, Wednesday - Sheetla Ashtami, Meen Sankranti, Kalashtami
According to the Panchang, Sheetla Ashtami is celebrated every year on the Ashtami date of Krishna Paksha of Chaitra month. This fast is also known as Basoda Ashtami. According to the scriptures, the fast of Sheetla Ashtami is observed on the eighth day of Holi. On this day, there is a law to observe fast along with duly worshiping Mother Sheetla. On this day, there is a law to offer stale bhog to Mother Sheetla. It is believed that by worshiping and fasting on this day, mother Sheetla gets relief from all kinds of sufferings and diseases.
According to the scriptures, when the sun changes zodiac sign 12 times in a year. The change in Sun's zodiac sign is known as Sankranti. Similarly, on Wednesday, Sun is entering Pisces. That's why it is known as Meen Sankranti. Chanting mantras along with worshiping Lord Surya along with Meen Sankranti will be beneficial.
Kalashtami fast is observed on the Ashtami date of Krishna Paksha of every Chaitra month. There is a law to worship Kala Bhairav on this day.
March 18, 2023, Saturday - Papmochani Ekadashi
Ekadashi fast is observed in Krishna and Shukla Paksha every month. Similarly, the Ekadashi date of Krishna Paksha of Chaitra month is known as Papmochani Ekadashi. By observing this fast dedicated to Lord Vishnu, a person gets freedom from all kinds of sins. According to the Panchang, Ekadashi Tithi will start at 2.06 pm on March 17 and end at 11.13 am on March 18. Due to Udaya Tithi, the fast of Papmochani Ekadashi will be observed on March 18.