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Arundhati Vrat Performed For Avoiding Widowhood

Arundhati Vrat Performed For Avoiding Widowhood

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Arundhati vrat is a female-only rite that prevents widowhood. The vrat is named after Arundhati, the virtuous wife of famous Sage Vasishta and the daughter of Kardama Prajapati and Devahuti. This vrat is noted by my married women during the beginning of spring, often in April.

Arundhati is the goddess who protects newlyweds. She was a lady of impeccable integrity who gave herself entirely to her spouse. On their wedding day, the bride and groom are traditionally encouraged to gaze toward the Arundhati star as a prayer for marital joy in several areas of India.

How Does Arundhati Vrat Work?

The Arundhati vrat starts with a Sankalpa (religious decision) of thrice doing achamana (sipping water from the palm while reciting the names of Lord Vishnu), followed by presenting flowers and praying to the Goddess Arundhati.

After the worship, the worshipper bows to the Goddess and prays for a long and happy married life as well as prosperity. Later, married couples are given sweets, clothing, and money as presents.

Arundhati Vrat’s Story

When Shiva and Goddess Parvati descended from the Himalayas to the plains, they spotted a young widow conducting penance on the banks of the Yamuna River.

Shiva replied to Parvati’s question that the lady had been punished for her former life’s deed of adultery. When Parvati inquired about the atonement, Shiva said that doing Arundhati Vrata would assure a prosperous life in her future incarnation. The lady saw it and was blessed as a result.

The Advantages of Arundhati Vrat

• Because Arundhati owed her strength to her purity, observing the vrata helps one internalise virtuous characteristics that, in accordance with Karma’s inexorable rule, preserve a person from abrupt misfortune.
• A happy marriage
• Your spouse will have a long life.