Ksheer vrata or Ksheera vratam is the third vratha among the four vratas during Chaturmas Vratha. In 2016, Ksheer vrata begins on September 12 and ends on October 12.
Ksheera vratha starts on the eleventh day in Bhadrapad month (Bhadrapad shukla ekadashi – Parivartini Ekadashi) and ends on the eleventh day in Ashwayuja month (Ashvayuj shukla ekadashi – Pashankusha Ekadashi).
During Ksheer vrata, all food items made with milk and milk by products are avoided.
Ksheera Vrata Sankalpam – Sankalpa Mantra of Ksheer Vrat: