Kukkuti Vrata is an auspicious vrata observed to avoid abortion and to obtain son. In 2013, Kukkuti Vrata date is September 5th in North Indian Hindi calendars (Purnimant Panchang).
It is observed on October 4th as per Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada and Telugu calendars (Amavasyanth Panchangam).
Usually, Kukkuti Vrata falls on Bhadrapada Amavasya. The divine couple – Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati are propitiated on this day. In some places, Shiva and Parvati are worshipped when the nakshatra Bhadrapada is in the sky.
Provided that one combines this worship with the wearing of the sacred thread. the premature death of one’s children is avoided.