Anang Trayodashi (Anang Triodasi) or Anang Vrat (Ananga Vratam) is a Vrata observed in Chaitra month and Margashirsha month. Anang Trayodashi is dedicated to worship Lord Shiva. When is Anang Trayodasi Vrata Observed? Anang Trayodasi Vrata is observed in different months in various regions of India. As per the traditional Marathi and Gujarati Calendars, Anang Trayodasi Vrata is observed on the 13th day in first half (Shukla Paksha) of the Hindu Month Chaitra Masam.
According to traditional Marathi and Gujarati Calendars, in 2015, the date to perform Anang Trayodasi Vrata is April 2.
In other North Indian states, Anang Triodasi Vrata is observed on 13th day of Margashirsh Month (Shukla Paksha Triodasi in Margashirsh Month). As per the North Indian traditional Calendar, in 2015, Anang Triodashi Vrata is observed on December 23.
What is the Importance and Significance of Anang Trayodashi Vrat
According to the Garuda Purana, observing of Anang Trayodashi Vrata helps the devotees to attain health, wealth and prosperity. It is also believed that Lord Shiva blesses the performers of Anang Vrata with great bliss and salvation.
On the day of Anang Trayodasi, along with Lord Shiva, Kamadev (Lord Manmatha) and his consort Rati Devi are also worshipped.