Pathi Sanjeevani Vrata is an auspicious vrata observed on Ashada Amavasya (No moon day during Ashada masam in July – August). In 2018, Pathi Sanjeevani Vrata date is August 11.
Pathi Sanjeevani Vrata katha or the story of Pathi Sanjeevani Vrata is mentioned in Skanda Purana. This vrata is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati Devi. The major merit of this vrata is Suhag or ‘Soubhagya’ (best health of husband and husband’s long life).
Pathi Sanjeevani Vrata 2018 date in USA – as per Hawaii, CST, EST, PST & MST – August 11
Pathi Sanjeevani Vrata 2018 date in UK & Europe – August 11
Pathi Sanjeevani Vrata 2018 date in UAE & Gulf countries – August 11
Pathi Sanjeevani Vrata 2018 date in Singapore – August 11
Pathi Sanjeevani Vrata 2018 date in Malaysia – August 11
Pathi Sanjeevani Vrata 2018 date in Australia – August 11
Pathi Sanjeevani Vrata 2018 date in New Zealand – August 11
Pathi Sanjeevani Vrata
Mainly, Pathi Sanjeevani Vrata is observed by women. Unmarried women observe the vrata for their brothers, father and to get good husband. Married women perform the Bhima Amavasya Vrata for marital bliss and health and wealth of their family. Married women observe the vratam for nine consecutive years after marriage and in ninth year a pair of Deepa is donated to their brothers or to a Brahmin.
Rituals and Pujas during Pathi Sanjeevani Vrata
During the Vrata, some special pujas and rituals are performed. Performers of the vrata prepare lamps with flour. These are called Thambittu Deepa or Thembittu Deepam. Two lamps are prepared with mud referred as Kalikamba. These lamps are considered as Parvati and Parmeshwar. It is believed that lighting of these deepa throws out all the bad effects from home and makes home fresh, blissful and prosperous.
On the occasion of Pathi Sanjeevani Vrata, one more main ritual performed is preparation of Kadubus. Kadubus are the dough balls having coins inside them. Kadubus or these doubh balls are broken by brothers. This ritual is called as ‘Bhandara Hodiyuvudhu.
On Ashada Amavasya, Chukkala Amavasya Vratham is observed in Andhra Pradesh. In Maharashtra Gatari Amavasya is celebrated on Ashada Amavas.
Ashada Amavasya is celebrated as Hariyali Amavas in Gujarat. In other states like Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, on this Sawan Amavasya, Hariyali Amavasya is celebrated. Fairs are organised in Udaipur, Rajsamand and some more towns of Rajasthan on Hariyali Amavasya.