JivitPutrika vrat (Jitiya Puja) is one of the popular festivals of Bihar observed in September – October. In 2015, Jivatputrika Vrat date is October 5.
Jivatputrika Vrat Paaran date – October 5, 2015.
It is observed on eighth day in Krishna Paksha of Ashwin month in North Indian Hindi calendar. Jitiya is observed by mothers for wellness of their sons. They keep fast throughout the day. Bihari women feel that that every woman has to perform the vrata for happiness and prosperity of the family.
Jivatputrika puja is a Nirjala Vrata as the devotees observe very strict fast and they abstain even from water. Jitiya is commenced for three days.
The first day, the day before Jivatputrika, is known as ‘Nahai-Khai. On that day women take the first morsel only after having their bath.
The second day of Jivatputrika is dedicated to fast and day is known as Khur Jitiya. The third day is for Paaran. Devotees confirm the exact Paaran time from local Pandits or Brahmins. In 2015, Jitiya Vrat Paaran Time is 6.55 PM on 5th October.
Jitiya Puja in other countries
Jitiya Puja 2015 in USA & Canada – October 5
Jitiya Puja 2015 in UK & Europe – October 5
Jitiya Puja 2015 in UAE & Gulf countries – October 5
Jitiya Puja 2015 in Singapore – October 5
Jitiya Puja 2015 in Malaysia – October 5
Jitiya Puja 2015 in South Africa & other African countries – October 5
Jitiya Puja 2015 in Australia – October 5
Jitiya Puja 2015 in New Zealand – October 5
Jitiya Fasting in Previous Years
In 2014, Jivatputrika Vrat date is September 16.
Jitiya 2013 or Jivatputrika vrat 2013 date is September 27.
Jitiya 2012 or Jivatputrika vrat 2012 date was October 8.
Jitiya – Nahai – Khai date in 2012 – October 7
Jitiya 2012 – Jivatputrika vrat date in 2012: October 8
Jitiya – Paaran date in 2012: October 8