Ksheer vrata or Ksheera vratam is the third vratha among the four vratas during Chaturmas Vratha. In 2019, Ksheer vrata begins on September 9 and ends on October 8.
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
Ksheera vratamidam deva grihitam puratastava |
nirvighnam siddhimayatu prasadatte ramapate ||
Food items to avoided…
All types of milk and milk products.
Permitted food items..
All vegetables, grains, daals, and everything except milk.
Ksheera Vrata Samarpana Mantra
This mantra is chanted during Ksheera Samarpana (at the end of Ksheera Vratha)..