Ksheer vrata or Ksheera vratam is the third vratha among the four vratas during Chaturmas Vratha. In 2017, Ksheer vrata begins on September 2 and ends on October 1.
Ksheera vratha starts on the eleventh day in Bhadrapad month (Bhadrapad shukla ekadashi – Parivartini Ekadashi) and ends on the eleventh day in Ashwayuja month (Ashvayuj shukla ekadashi – Pashankusha Ekadashi).
During Ksheer vrata, all food items made with milk and milk by products are avoided.
Ksheera Vrata Sankalpam – Sankalpa Mantra of Ksheer Vrat: