Avighna Vrata 2017 | Avigna Vratam in Falgun Month

Avighna Vrata or Avigna Vratam is observed for two days: Chavithi and Panchami in Shukla Paksha or bright half of Falgun month (February – March). In 2017, Avighna Vrata date is March 1 and March 2.

As the name indicates, this vow is observed to get rid of obstacles and hurdles in ones life. To perform the vrata, devotees should observe upvaas on Chavithi or Chaturthi.

The main puja is performed on Shukla Paksha Panchami, the following day of Chaturthi upvaas.

Tila daanam or donating sesame seeds to the Brahmin is the major ritual of Avigna Vratam. Sankata Hara Ganesh Stotram (Sankat Mochan Ganesh Stotram), and Ganapati Ashtakam are the important stotras to chant during Avighna Vrata.

In some places, Avigna Vratam is continued for four months – Falguna, Chaitra, Vaishakha and Jyeshta months and in the fifth month i.e. in Ashada month, Vrata Udyapana is performed. During the vratam, rice cooked with sesame seeds is offered as naivedya to Lord Ganesha.

Ganesh Mantras to chant during Avighna Vratam:

Om Shooraya namaha

Om Dhiraya namaha

Om gajananaya namaha

Om lambodaraya namaha

Om ekadanshtraya namaha

Om Vakrathundaya namaha

Om vignanashakaya namaha

Faalguna Shukla Chavithi is also observed as Putra Ganapati Vratam in Andhra Pradesh and some parts of Karnataka & as Shant Chaturthi Vrat in North India.

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  1. Nimish says:

    rituals to perform on shukla paksha phalgun panchami