Chaturmas Vrata Niyama: Rules & Codes of Chatur Mas Vratam

Even though there is no strict and hard rule and code to observe Chaturmas Vrata. But some devotees observe the vrata by setting certain niyama (rules) themselves. Here is the list of Chatru Mas Vrata niyama that are followed by most of the devotees.

In 2016, Chaturmasa Puja starts on July 15 (Shayani Ekadashi / Harivasara Ekadasi) and ends on Kartik Ekadashi or Utthana Ekadasi (11 November 2016).

1. Vrata Saadhak (the performer of the Vrata) gets up from sleep early in the morning before sunrise and worships Lord Vishnu.

2. Chatrumas Vrata Saadhak maintains the fast from certain food items such as Jaggery, oil, milk, curd, brinjals and leafy vegetables. Saadhak avoids eating salty and spicy food. Sweet recipes are also avoided.

3. In some regions, devotees avoid eating certain food items in each month during Chaturmas Vrata. In Shravan month, they avoid leafy vegetables. During Bhadrapada masam, curd is avoided. In Ashwin month, milk is avoided and in Karthik maas, pulses or dal are avoided.

4. The important niyama or rule during Chatur Mas Vrat is avoiding non-vegetarian food. Sleeping on the floor is considered highly meritorious.

5. Maintaining Mauna Vratam (keeping thyself silent) and spending time in worshipping Lord Vishnu is also meritorious. Keeping away from anger is recommended.

6. On the final day of Chaturmas Vrata  (Utthana Ekadasi or Kartik Shukla Ekadashi), saadhak offers Dakshina (includes food, clothes and other daily commodities) to Brahmin and gets his blessings.

Chaturmas Vrata Phala – Merits and Benefits of Chatur Mas Vrat

Chaturmas Vrata in Previous Years

In 2015, Chaturmasa Puja starts on July 27 (Shayani Ekadashi / Harivasara Ekadasi) and ends on Kartik Ekadashi or Utthana Ekadasi (22 November 2015).

In 2014, Chaturmasa Puja starts on July 8 (Shayani Ekadashi / Harivasara Ekadasi) and ends on Kartik Ekadashi or Utthana Ekadasi (4 November 2014).

In 2013, Chaturmasa Puja starts on July 19 (Shayani Ekadashi / Harivasara Ekadasi) and ends on Kartik Ekadashi or Utthana Ekadasi (13 November 2013).

In 2012, Chaturmasa Puja starts on June 30 (Shayani Ekadashi / Harivasara Ekadasi) and ends on Kartik Ekadashi or Utthana Ekadasi 2012.

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  1. pssonawane says:

    which is the age when one should observe the chaturmasya vrata.What is the scintific reson for obesrving
    the chaturmasya vrata.I intend observe the vrata from 15th july 16.up date me proceger and daily routing of the life during this period

  2. Pushpa Hk says:

    I want to know about thce scientific reason for chautmas vratha.

  3. Ishaan says:

    chaturmasya scientific reason to give up certain foods

  4. Ganak says:

    chaturmas what to eat or not to eat

  5. Indurekha says:

    what are the rule of the chaturmas fasting