Rohini Vrat Date | About Rohini Vrat | How to Observed Rohini Vrat | Significance of Rohini Vrat | Pictures

Rohini Vrat Date | About Rohini Vrat

Rohini vrat (Fast) is observed when the Rohini Nakshatra rises in the sky once in each 27 days and on that day this Rohini vrat is performed. Rohini Vrat is a fairly common vrat practiced by the Jain s, particularly; the Jain ladies, on a fairly regular basis. Rohini Vrat is mainly observed by women for the long life of their husbands.There are twelve Rohini fasting days in a year. Usually Rohini Vrat is observed for three, five or seven years continuously.

In some families, all the members observe the vrat while in some others only the women of the household observe the fast with the others continuing the normal day to day routine. It is strongly believed that Rohini vrat can help win the blessings of Bhagavan Vasupujya and enhance the quality of life in families.

How to Observed Rohini Vrat

On the day of Rohini vrat, the woman observing the fast wakes up early in the morning and takes a holy bath.Then they have to set up the idol of the Jain Bhagwan, Vasupujya.  After a long and an elaborate puja, the idol is also given a bath and offerings are made.Elaborate rituals follow with the sacred bath to the idol with fragrant materials, puja, offerings and Prasad.  

Significance of Rohini Vrat 

Observing Rohini vrat offers some great benefits including prosperity, happiness, the togetherness of the family and long life of the husband. It is said that anyone who prays to Rohini on this day can get rid of poverty, troubles as well as the sorrows. It is believed that if the women in the Jain households observe this vrat with all sincerity and diligence, then peace and tranquillity will rule over the household.

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