Soubhagya Vratam, also known as Sowbhagya Thadiya or Soubhagya Tritiya, is observed on Shukla Paksha Thadiya or Tritiya during Falguna month. In 2015, Soubhagya Thadiya Vratham date is February 21.
This vow is dedicated to the divine couples – Lord Shiva and Parvati, and Lord Vishnu and Mahalakshmi. Hindu women observe the vrata for their ‘Soubhagyam i.e. longevity of their husbands life and marital bliss.
Soubhagya Thadiya Vratam during Phaalgun month is observed mainly in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. In other parts of India, Soubhagya vrat is observed on Chaitra Shukla Tritiya as Gauri Tritiya or Gangaur vrat. As per several Hindu scriptures, the legend or Soubhagya Vratam vrata katha is associated with a common widow woman Susheela who lived in Varanasi, attained ‘soubhagyam in her next life.