Alavana Tritiya is observed in any month – Vaishakh Month, Bhadrapada Month, Margashirsha Month, on Shukla Paksha Tritiya tithi. This is mainly observed by women.
Upavaas (Fasting) is observed on Dwitiya day and on Tritiya, the performer consumes the meals without salt (Alavana). Gauri Pooja is also performed on this day. It is also considered as a life-long vrata.
Alavana Tritiya Vrat is mentioned in Bhavishyottara Purana, Samayapradip, Kritya Kalpataru and Hemadri Vratakhand.