Jitiya Vrat Vidhi, Puja Procedure of Jivatputrika Vrat, how Jitiya Pooja is observed?
The rituals are performed for the welfare of the son in the family during the period of Pitra Paksha every year. The mothers offer mustard oil and khilli to the female ancestors and Lord Jimutvahana.
Bangles and curd are offered to the eagle and siyarin on this day by the mothers of the sons. Othgan Vidhi takes place before the sunrise and after that the mothers have to stop taking water also.
Sloka of / Mantra for Jitiya
Yatraashtmi cha akshin krishnapakshe
Yatrodayan vai karute dineshah
Tada bhavet jivitputikasa
Yasyamudaya Bhanu Paran Navami Dine
The meaning of the above written lines is that the jivitputrika fast is observed on the day on which the sunrise takes place on ashtami and the Paaran Puja is performed on the navami after the sunrise. This is the tradition to observe this fast. First of all take bath in the morning and pray Jimutvahana.
The mother does not have to eat or drink anything whole day. The ladies then have to hear Jimutvahana Katha along with Eagle-siyari katha in the day and offer prasad to the lord. The paaran of the fast completes after the sunrise of the navami.
The fast is observes with full dedication and faith for the long life of the son in the family and also for the welfare of the family members. It is believd that the family is blessed with offsprings to continue the name of the family by praying Jitmutvahana made of grass. Put this idol of grass into the water and offer bamboo leaves, chandan, flowers etc. and then pray the lord.