Jaya Parvati Vrat is very important among female devotees, according to Hindu mythology. This festival has begun today i.e., on July 3 (Friday) and will be observed for five consecutive days. They observe fast to seek blessings from the goddess Parvati to have a blissful married life and their would-be husband’s long life.
Here’s the history, celebration and significance of Jayaparvati Vrat 2020:
Jaya Parvati Vrat: Meaning and Significance
According to the Hindu calendar, July this year is one of the most auspicious months. It embarks the start of many important fasts, one of which is Jaya Parvati Vrat 2020. This Jaya Parvati Vrat has an extremely important meaning in the life of unmarried women.
This fast is dedicated to Goddess Jaya, another avatar of Goddess Parvati. On this day, unmarried women observe a five days long strict fast. Food without salt should be consumed with other rituals.
Food, flowers and an elephant made of sand is offered to the Goddess Jaya. Once women start to observe the fast, it must last for 5,7,9,11 or 20 years. Jayapartvati Vrat significance is to seek blessings of Goddess for a good husband, and also for his long life. The Jaya Parvati Vrat is observed in the month of Ashadha.
The rituals related to Jayaparvati Vrat 2020 will begin from Shukla Paksha’s Trayodashi tithi and end on Krishna Paksha’s Tritiya tithi.
- Jayaparvati Vrat 2020 starts on Friday-June 3
- Jayaparvati Vrat 2020 ends on Wednesday-July 8
Jaya Parvati Vrat: History
The history of Jaya Parvati Vrat is very interesting. As Per Hindu mythology, a wealthy couple, who were leading a blissful life, were struggling for a child.
The married couple used to belive in lord Shiva and were ardent devotees of him. The woman observed fasts in order to seek his blessing.
One day while performing a ritual in a forest, her husband got bitten by a snake. The lady prayed with full dedication to save her husband’s life. Lord Shiva was impressed by her devotion, not only saved her husband’s life but also blessed the couple with a son. Since then, Jayaparvati Vrat is observed by women.
Jaya Parvati Vrat celebration
In the northern region of India and the state of Gujarat, the Jayapravati Vrat celebration is done with a lot of enthusiasm. Women visit temples and pray for long hours, they also offer Lord Shiva, Goddess Jaya and Goddess Parvati with Bhog and Flowers. They chant bhajans and hymns as well.
During the Jayaparvati Vrat Celebration, no salt should be consumed in any form. Food without wheat and salt only can be consumed. Some devotees observe fast for five long days as well. Some devotees also observed for five days.
Since the country is currently experiencing the COVID-19 pandemic, it is best to limit Jayaparvati Vrat Celebration to indoors.