Gauri Vrat or Gouri Puja, Molakat Vrat, an auspicious austerity dedicated to Goddess Gowri, is observed for 5 days in Ashad Maas as per Gujarati calendar. In 2016, Gauri Vrat begins on July 15 and ends on July 19.
It is mainly observed in Gujarat and Gujarati influenced regions of Maharashtra. Gouri Vrat starts on Devsayani Ekadasi (Ashadi Ekadashi) and concludes on Ashad Purnima (Guru Purnima). These days are also known as Panchuka or Garui Panchak.
Gauri Vrat, also known as Ashad Gauri Puja, is especially observed by unmarried young girls to get ideal husband. There are no significant Vratas in Ashada maas for married women.
Molakat Gauri Vrat concludes with Molakat Gauri Vrat Ka Jaagar (Jagran) i.e. on 19 July 2016.
Molakat Gauri Vrat in Previous Years
In 2015, Gauri Vrat begins on July 27 and ends on July 31.
In 2014, Gauri Vrat begins on July 8 and ends on July 12.
In 2013, Gauri Vrat begins on July 18 and ends on July 22.
In 2012, Gauri Vrat was from June 30 to July 3.