Time to observe Chatur Mas Vrata: When is Chaturmas Vrata observed?

Chaturmas Vratais the observance that is performed for four holy months as per Hinduism. Chatur Mas Vratam begins either in Ashada masam on Ekadasi or Dwadashi or on Pournami day when Sun enters into Karka (Cancer) rashi. According to major Panchangas, in 2015, the date of Chaturmasa Vratam Arambh is on July 15 / July 16 / July 19. Ashada Shudda Dwadashi is also observed as Vasudeva Dwadashi.

In some sects, Chaturmas Vratham is observed from Ashada Pournami or Ashad Purnima. Ashada Pournami is also celebrated as Vyasa Purnima or Guru Purnima.

Some more people observe Chatur Mas Vrata from Sayani Ekadasi or Deva Shayana Ekadashi, which falls on July 15 in 2016.

According to Puranas, in these Chaturmas, four holy months – Shravana, Badrapada, Aswayuja, Kartika, Lord Vishnu stays at Paathala with King Maha Bali. During Chatur Mas vrata, people of Shaiva sects observe Shiva Shayanotsavam and Shiva Dolotsavam. They believe that during these four holy months Lord Shiva goes into Yoganidra (meditative sleep) just like Lord Vishnu.

Chaturmas Vrata in Previous Years

According to major Panchangas, in 2014, the date of Chaturmasa Vratam Arambh is on July 8 / July 9 / July 12.

According to major Panchangas, in 2013, the date of Chaturmasa Vratam Arambh is on July 19 / July 20 / July 22.

According to major Panchangas, in 2012, the date of Chaturmasa Vratam Arambh was on June 30 / July 1 / July 3.

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  1. Swapnil says:

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  2. Sanskar says:

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  3. Bhaktipriya says:

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  4. Samdarshi says:

    when is chaturmas in 2013 and how to observe this