Saturday, February 11, 2012

Nikshubhark vrata

This is a vrata that can be observed by ladies desirous of a child and mutual affection between the husband and wife. This can be observed on Shashti, Saptami, Sankranti or Sunday for a period of one year. Fasting and abstinence form all modes of enjoyment should be observed throughout the day. Should visit a Surya temple (Navagraha) and make offerings and pray to both Surya and his wife Devi Nikshubha. On the last day of the vrata, formal worship of the Lord and Devi ( with pratimas made of copper, silver or gold and shodashopachara)  together with brahmana bhojanam and Dampati Pujanam representing Surya and Nikshubha devi should be done.