Jiviti Puja, Jara Jivantika Puja (Jara Jeevantika Vrata) is a pooja observed by married women in Maharashtra and Gujarat on Fridays during Shravan month. In 2020, Jivati Pooja dates are – July 24, July 31, August 7 and August 14.
Jivati Puja is observed on one of the Fridays in Shravan month. Jiviti is an avatar or manifestation of Goddess Parvati. In Maharashtra there is popular belief that worshipping Goddess Jivati or observing Jivathi Pooja can protect children from evil and bad effects and makes them healthy.
There is no specific puja procedure for Jiviti vrata. Some special recipes like Puran Poli are made and served to family members. Women apply haldi and kumkum on each others forehead and prayed to Goddess Jivati for long and happy marital life.
Jiviti Pooja in Previous Years
In 2019, Jivati Pooja dates are: August 2, August 9, August 16, August 23 and August 30
In 2018, Jivati Pooja dates are: August 17, August 24, August 31 and September 7
In 2017, Jivati Pooja dates are – July 28, August 4, August 11 and August 18.
In 2016, Jivati Pooja dates were – August 5, August 12, August 19 and August 26.
In 2015, Jivati Pooja dates were – August 21, August 28, September 4 and September 11.
In 2014, Jivati Pooja dates were – August 1, August 8, August 15 and August 22.
In 2013, Jivati Pooja dates were – August 9, August 16, August 23 and August 30.
In 2012, Jiviti Puja or Jara Jivantika Puja dates were: July 20, July 27, August 3, August 10 & August 17.