Jaya Parvati Vrat Katha, Story of Jayaparvati Vrat is associated with a legend of a Brahmin couple. The story goes like this…
Once upon a time, there was a Brahmin couple. The husband and wife, who were devotees of Lord Shiva, led a materially content life, but were childless. It is believed that one fine day, Lord Shiva, who was pleased with the couple’s selfless devotion, appeared before them and made a revelation. He said, “My Shivlinga is at a certain place in the jungle, lost and revered by none. If you both go there and perform its puja, your wishes will be fulfilled.”
The Brahmin couple was overjoyed when they heard this. They went to the jungle and found out the Shivlinga. But, when the husband went in search of flowers to perform the puja, he was bitten by a snake.
The Brahmin’s wife, who was worried by now that her husband hadn’t returned, went in search of him. Upon finding him dead, she wailed loudly, and prayed to Lord Shiva. Happy with her prayers, Bholenath brought her husband back to consciousness. Later, the couple prayed at the linga and were soon blessed with a son.
Hence, Jaya Parvati vrat is observed keeping in mind this story of a courageous and devoted wife who prayed so diligently that even God had to grant her her wish and bring her husband back to life.
Thanks to Srimati Jamuna Patel for sending us ‘Jaya Parvati Vrat Katha’.