jivitputrika vrat katha in hindi

What is Jitiya

Jitiya is an crucial festival of Hindu married girls of Mithilanchal and Tharu female of all castes. Jitiya vrata is performed for the effectively becoming and lengthy life of her sons. It is carried out on Aswin Krishna Ashtmi usually in the course of Pradosh time.

Hindu girls observe Nirjala fast (without having water) on this day and break the quick subsequent day on the finish of Ashtami. Sometimes, when Ashtami begins in afternoon, ladies may possibly have to fast for two days. Since absolutely nothing, even a drop of water, is put in mouth, the quick is also called Khar Jitia.

Children who escaped significant accidents are believed to have the blessings of their mother having carried out this vrat. In the evening prior to rapidly they consider a meal just just before the starting of Ashtami. This is peculiar to this fasting only. Usually youngsters are awaken and fed the preparations. This is recognized as Ongthan.

Jivitputrika Vrat is an important fasting day in which mothers observe Nirjala fasting all through the day and night for well-being of their kids.

Jivitputrika Vrat is observed on Krishna Paksha Ashtami in the month of Ashwin as per Hindu lunar calendar. This fasting is mainly observed in Indian states of Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh. Jitiya fasting is also well-liked in Nepal.

Jivitputrika Vrat, also identified as Jiwit Putra or Jitiya fasting, is observed on the eighth day in the waning phase (Ashtami of Krishna Paksha) of the Ashwin Month. Jitiya Rapidly is observed for the properly getting of the sons by mothers in North India, especially in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh.

Jiutya, or a red and yellow thread, is worn by mothers who undertake this fasting. The thread is removed only when it is worn out.


Jivitputrika Vrat is not focused to a specific Hindu deity. The principal aim of the Vrat is the prolonged existence of sons. Soon after early morning bath and prayers, mothers begin the quick and do not consider any food in the course of the entire day.

Usually, Jitiya fasting is carried out as community puja and there will be bhajans and narration of Jivitputrika Vrat Katha. The rituals connected with the Vrat fluctuate from area to area but the purpose is the very same.

Why do our mothers observe Jitiya Fasting

The mothers who are blessed with sons pray Jimutvahana on the ashtmi of krishna paksha. The married women who pray to lord Jimutvahana in the pradoshkal is blessed with son. The idol of Jimutvahan has to be worshiped with agarbatti, dhoop, rice, flowers and so forth. The idol of eagle and siyarin is produced with sand or cow dung and red sindoor is utilized on their forehead.

The mother begins the quick praying for the prolonged existence of their son and welfare of the family. They should pray lord Jimutvahana with complete commitment and complete the rapidly by following correct rituals are blessed with sons and their prolonged life. Followed by completing the rapidly the mothers need to provide dakshina to brahmins as per the ritual of the fast.

Story behind Jitiya pooja

Near the sea on the bank of river Narmada there was a city named Kanchanawati which was ruled by the king Malayketu. There was a desert known as Baluhata on the western side of river. There was a Pakar tree on the branch of which lived a she-hawk and in the hole of the trunk lived a she jackal. They had been quick close friends. After they, like the females folk of the location, observed the fast and performed the pooja of Jimootbahan son of Shalibahan. That day the son of the richest trader of that city died. he was cremated nearby. In the night there was terrific rain and thunderstorm. The jackal could not resist the temptation of consuming the remains, but the hawk continued with her quickly. Following day following the females folk broke the quick, she also broke the rapidly.

In the subsequent birth, they were born as sisters in the house of a Brahmin, Bhaskar. The elder, hawk in preceding birth, was named Sheelwati and was married to Buddhisen and the younger, jackal in preceding birth, was named Karpoorawati and was married to the king, Malayketu. Due to the blessings of Jimootbahan, Sheelwati was blessed with seven handsome sons. But all the sons of Karpoorawati died just following birth. She was quite unhappy.

When the 7 sons of Sheelwati came of age, they applied for and acquired support with the king. When Karpoorawati noticed them, she turned blue with envy. With her wicked layout, she persuaded the king to get the 7 youths killed and sent the heads in seven containers covered with red cloth to her elder sister. Jimootbahan knew about this and he created heads of clay, fixed them on the torso and sprinkled “amrit” to make them alive. The sons returned to their house. The wives had received the heads but they turned to palm fruits.

Karpoorawati, all the day, waited to hear the wails of the girls folk of the property of Buddhisen. When practically nothing happened, she sent her maid to that home. The maid reported that the sons are all rejoicing in their property. The queen 1st suspected her husband of duping her, but he told he that there should be God’s blessing on that family.

Karpoorawati went to her sister and informed her every thing and enquired how her sons could not die. Sheelwati, due to her penance, remembered each specifics of preceding lifestyle. She took Karpoorawati to the tree and narrated the events of preceding existence. Hearing all these Karpoorawati fell unconscious and died. The king carried out her final rites.

Jitiya vrata Katha

When Kali Yuga started, mothers have been worried about the fate of their children. Kali Yuga, the last Yuga or Age as per Hinduism, is the age of vice and all negative things is believed to take place prior to the complete annihilation of creation. So mothers wanted to know what they can do to shield their young children from evil and death.

To locate a solution on how to save their kids from the results of Kali Yuga mothers approached the fantastic sage Gautam.

The saint agreed to find a remedy and narrated a story that occurred during the Mahabharata period.

Pandavas had been very unhappy after the finish of the 18-day Mahabharat war as all their sons were killed. Draupadi, the mom of the children, approached a realized Brahmin named Dhaumya for a remedy to alleviate their unhappiness.

The sensible Dhaumya described about an incident that took spot in the Satya Yuga.

There lived a popular king in Satya Yuga named Jimutavahan. The King was famous for his honesty and great rule. He also was prepared to go to any extent to protect his citizens. As soon as although the King was at the property of his wife’s parents he heard the cry of an old girl. Jimutavahan soon approached the old lady and discovered out that she was crying as her son was killed and eaten by Garuda, the Vahana of Lord Vishnu.

Jimutavahan promised the outdated lady that he will get back her son.

(In some versions of the story — The previous woman was a Snake and had lost her son who was a Snake (Nag). Garuda had killed and eaten the Nag.)

Soon Jimutavahan approached Garuda on a mountain. The king saw skeletons of human beings lying in a big pit. The bones have been of all the individuals that Garuda had killed and eaten.

Garuda soon noticed Jimutavahan and wished to know why he was there? The King demanded that he return the son of the outdated girl and rather he can consume him.

Garuda agreed and started to consume Jimutavahan. But soon Garuda stopped and needed to know why he was sacrificing himself for an ordinary person.

Jimutavahan replied that no kid is ordinary for a mom. I am sacrificing myself so that an outdated mother will get back her only youngster. No mother can bear the reduction of her kid and there is no higher grief than shedding a kid.

Garuda quickly realized that the man prior to him was no ordinary person and needed to know his identity. Jimutavahan launched himself and mentioned not to search his status. Asked Garuda to kill and consume him so that the outdated lady will get back her son.

Soon Garuda stopped consuming Jimutavahan and was pleased by generosity and empathy displayed by the King and offered him a boon.

As boon — the king asked for the daily life of all the individuals that Garuda had killed and had eaten.

Garuda agreed to bring all people he had killed and eaten back to daily life. He brought Amrit (elixir) and sprinkled on the skeletons in the pit and all the people came back to lifestyle.

Garuda also talked about that mothers who complete fasting and execute rituals with Kusha grass on the Ashtami day for the duration of the Krishna Paksha of Ashwin month will never ever get rid of their kids.

(In few versions this boon is provided to King Jimutavahan by Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, who were pleased by the dedication and selflessness of the King and his willingness to help a Mom get back her kid.)

Draupadi was content to find out about the Vrat and she performed it.

Mothers who heard about the story of Jivitputrika Vrat from Sage Gautama performed it in Kali Yuga to conserve their youngsters from all the dangers. Mothers nevertheless continue to complete it for the welfare of their children.

Jitiya Festival

Since time immemorial, the holy festival of Jivitputrika popularly identified as Jitiya is observed by girls in Bihar for the long daily life of their children. Mothers preserve rapidly all through the day with no taking even a drop of water. Generally, the rapidly is observed for the effectively-getting of sons.

One of the most prized possession females have been gifted with by the almighty God is to carry new existence on earth. The glory of motherhood is celebrated throughout Jitiya festival by forsaking food and water and praying for kids.

Jitiya is a Nirjala vrata as the devotee mothers abstain even from water which is the most important point for lifestyle. The ritual takes 3 days. The first day (the day ahead of jitiya) is named Nahai-Khai’ as the girls take the initial morsel only right after having bath. The second day is for the quick and Paaran is done on the third day. Religious priests give data about the precise time for Paaran and ladies can break their fast only following that time.

The dishes which are cooked for Paaran are also fixed. Ladies break their rapidly with saag (edible herbs) like Noni saag, Poi saag etc. and cakes manufactured from the flour of Mahua which is a nearby crop. This observance is based on legendary mythology and remains unaffected by modern day culture.

Jitiya is performed in the Krishna Paksh of the Ashwin maas (month) on Ashtami tithi (eighth day) as per the Indian calendar guided by the moon. The day is also celebrated as Lakshmi Parv (worship of Goddess Lakshmi) in other parts of India as informed by Amarnath Tiwary, the priest of the Akhand Vindhyavashini Devi temple near Golghar in Patna.

As the title Jivitputrika implies, it is performed to pray for the lengthy existence of kids. I feel that each female should do it, he explained. He further explained the entire procedure in detail.

Following the rules provided in our religious books, females should provide prayers to Lord Vishnu, Lord Ganesh and other deities for the duration of the evening. The next day the girls again offer puja at the same altar and sing neighborhood folk songs.The priests help the worshippers to perform the complete approach in accordance to Karmkand. But if a priest is not available, mothers can execute the puja on their very own by following Ashtadasho Upchaar’ (eight holy treatments), Shodshon Upchaar’ (sixteen holy treatments) and other rituals. Women who come from affluent households or who are quite religious comply with Rajopchar and Panchopchar method as nicely and hear the jitiya story with complete devotion, he explained. The story related with Jitiya has its own significance as the ritual is incomplete with out hearing the story.

According to religious books when Kaliyug’ started, females had been concerned about their progeny and they went to Gautam Rishi, a properly recognized sage. The sage informed them that there is a ritual which could help save their children.He narrated a story which starts in the time of Mahabharata when Pandavas were traumatized with the death of all their sons in the war. Their queen Draupadi went to a Brahmin named Dhaumya and asked for a solution for the prolonged existence of children.

Dhaumya informed her the following story: Jimutvahan was a king in Satyuga. When on a pay a visit to to his in-laws house with his wife, he heard a bitter cry of an previous woman at evening. The female was crying for her dead son. Jimutvahan went to her and came to know that she was crying simply because Garura (the king of birds and car of Lord Vishnu) had eaten her son. Jimutvahan, generous by nature quickly went to the spot in which Garura could be discovered and presented himself as meals.

Garura commenced to cut his physique with his claws. But shocked by the behaviour of the king, he wanted to know the actual explanation behind his sacrifice. In spite of the pain, the king insisted Garura to destroy and consume him. Out of awe, he inquired about the real identity of the king. You do not seem to be an ordinary man. I beseech you to inform the reality, stated Garura.

Then the king uncovered his identity and pleased with his generosity, Garura asked him to make a wish. Jimutvahan asked the king of birds to give daily life to all these people whom he had eaten. Garura complied with his wish and himself brought Amrit’ (holy nectar) from the Naglok and sprinkled it on the dead stays of the bones of all the deceased. The dead have been all alive. Pleased with the king’s gesture, he also gave him a boon — A girl who will offer you worship on the eighth day of Asvin in Krishna Paksha with a statue of Kusha (a sort of grass employed in religious observances) will never ever encounter any risk on the life of her youngsters.