Vrishabha Vrat 2025 - Significance and Method

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  • Vrishabha Vrat 2025
  • Tuesday, 03 June 2025

Vrishabha Vrat is one of the eight auspicious fasts in Hinduism. It is observed when the Sun enters the zodiac sign Taurus, which is between mid-May and mid-June according to the Gregorian calendar. The fast falls on the Ashtami (eighth day of the waxing moon) of Shukla Paksha.

Vrishabha Vrat is a very powerful fast and the person who observes this fast sincerely easily gets long life, health, wealth, wisdom and even the eight great treasures. Vrishabha Vrat has been observed since ancient times and even today it has the same importance. Lord Vishnu completed this fast to please Lord Shiva and in return he got 'Garuda' and other treasures. Indra also performed the same fast and got 'Airavat' and many other gods and goddesses fulfilled all their wishes by using the power of Vrishabha Vrat.

Religious Significance

Vrishabha Vrat is mentioned in the holy Skanda Purana.

  • Other Names: In some states of the south, it is called Vrishabha Sankranti, and in Orissa it is called Brisha Sankranti.
  • Worship of Lord Shiva and Vishnu: This fast is dedicated to Lord Shiva's bull Vrishabha, but it is also considered auspicious for Vishnu devotees.

Puja and Rituals

  • Special Pujas: Special rituals and prayers are performed in many Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva temples in different parts of India.
  • Charity and Service: This day is dedicated to charity and helping the needy. Gau daan (donation of a cow) is considered especially holy on this day.

Benefits and Beliefs

  • Benefits: Observing this fast bestows long life, health, wealth, wisdom and eight great treasures.
  • Shraddha Tarpan: This day is also considered auspicious for Shraddha Tarpan and Pitru Tarpan.
  • Ancient Belief: Lord Vishnu completed this fast to please Lord Shiva and got 'Garuda' and other treasures. Indra also observed the same fast and got 'Airavat'. Other gods and goddesses also fulfilled their wishes with the power of this fast.

Historical and Current Significance

  • Ancient Times: In ancient times, kings and emperors kept this fast to double their fortune and expand the kingdom.
  • Present Times: Even today, devotees observe Vrishabha Vrat to eliminate the worries of their life and to wish for happiness and prosperity.

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