Dvidala Vrata or Dwidhala vratam is the last vratha among the four vratas during Chaturmas Vratha. In 2019, Dvidala vrata begins on October 9 and ends on November 8.
Dvidala vratha starts on the eleventh day in Ashwin (Ashwayuja shukla ekadashi – Pashankusha Ekadashi) and ends on the eleventh day in Kartik month (Karthika shukla ekadashi – Prabhodini Ekadashi).
During Dvidala vrata, all food items made with pulses which have two halves like Toor daal, Channa daal, Masoor daal, urad daal, groundnuts, etc. are avoided.
Dvidala Vrata Sankalpam – Sankalpa Mantra of Dwidhala Vrat
Dvidala Vratamutthamam |
Karomya Hamishe Maase
Nirvighnam Kurume Prabho ||
Food items to avoided…
All types of pulses which have two halves.
Permitted food items..
All vegetables, grains, milk, curds, and everything except pulses.
Dvidala Vrata Samarpana Mantra
This mantra is chanted during Ksheera Samarpana (at the end of Ksheera Vratha)..