Neel Shasti Vrat

Neel Shasti Vrat is observed mainly in Bengal in Chaitra month. It is celebrated as the marriage of Lord Shiva and Parvati. In 2016, Neel Shasti Vrat date is April 12.

Neel Shashti falls in Sashti in Shukla Paksha of Chaitra month as per Bengali calendar.

Married women observed Neel Shasti Puja to seek the blessings of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati for the heatlh, wealth and prosperity of their families. Performers fast throughout the day. In the evening they perform Shiva Puja.

Most of the devotees visit the nearby Shiva temples and Shivalinga Puja. Lord Shiva is offered milk (Ksheerabhisheka), bel leaves and flowers. Special delicacies are offered as Naivedya. After returning home, women break their fast by having Prashad.

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11 Comments

  1. Joy says:

    Can i get the Neel Sastir Brata katha in bengali?

  2. Chowdhury Sayan says:

    TO DAY IS NEET SASTHI….. I.E. 13TH APRIL 2014. THIS VRAT TO DO FOR HIS CHILD GOODNESS.

  3. Rammohan says:

    what is the significance of nilshasthi festival in bengal

  4. Anuja says:

    why do women fast on neel puja of lord shiva

  5. Sumitha says:

    how to observe neel sashti of south bengal

  6. Lajvanti says:

    how to do neel shashti pooja at home

  7. Swapnil says:

    dates of neel shashti according to bengali calendar

  8. Tarli says:

    when is neel shasti new year in 2013

  9. Ansuya says:

    when is the ashok sasthi in the year 2013

  10. Karunashankar says:

    date of neel sasthi vrat in bengal 2013

  11. Nistha says:

    does neel shashti have to be done at a certain time