JivitPutrika vrat (Jitiya Puja) is one of the popular festivals of Bihar observed in September – October. In 2014, Jivatputrika Vrat date is September 16.
Jivatputrika Vrat Paaran date – September 16, 2014.
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 2014, Jitiya Vrat Paaran Time is 8.15 PM on 16 September.
Jitiya Puja in other countries
Jitiya Puja 2014 in USA & Canada – September 16
Jitiya Puja 2014 in UK & Europe - September 16
Jitiya Puja 2014 in UAE & Gulf countries - September 16
Jitiya Puja 2014 in Singapore - September 16
Jitiya Puja 2014 in Malaysia - September 16
Jitiya Puja 2014 in South Africa & other African countries - September 16
Jitiya Puja 2014 in Australia - September 17
Jitiya Puja 2014 in New Zealand - September 17
Jitiya Fasting in Previous Years
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