Ayudh Vrat is observed from Shravan Maas for four months (Shravan Maas, Bhadrapad Maas, Ashwin Maas and Kartik Maas). In 2020, Ayudh Vrat begins on July 21 and ends on December 14.
In this Vrata, Lord Vishnu’s four weapons (Ayudha) namely Shankh, Chakra, Gada and Padma are worshipped. These four weapons signify Vasudeva, Sankarshana, Pradyumna and Aniruddha respectively.
Shankha Gayatri Mantra
Panchajanyaya vidmahe padma garbhaya dheemahi tanno Shankha prachodayaat ||
Om Amburajaya Namah
Om Kamburajaya Namah
Om Dhavalaya Namah
Om Panchajanyaya Namah
Om Padmagarbhaya Namah
Sudarshana Chakra Gayatri Mantra
Om Sudharshanaya Vidmahe Maha Jwalaya Dheemahe Tanno Chakrah Prachodayath