Arogya Shashti

Arogya Shashti is an auspicious vrat observed on Shashti in Shukla Paksha (sixth day in bright half) in Jyeshta month as per Hindu lunar calendars. This vrata is dedicated to Goddess Sitala Mata, Sashti Mata, Surya Bhagavan, Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.

In 2017, Arogya Shashti date is May 31.

Those who perform Arogya Shashti vrata would be free from incurable diseases, chronic disorders and other ailments and will be blessed with good health.

Arogya Shashti is also known as Aranya Gauri Vratam or Vanagauri Vratam in Andhra Pradesh. In some North Indian states, especially in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and some Central Indian regions, it also celebrated as Vindhya Vasini Durga Puja.

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