When is Kokila Vrat in 2021?
Kokila Vrat 2021 will be observed on 23 July 2021. The timings are as follows:
Purnima Tithi Begins at 10:43 AM on July 23, 2021.
Purnima Tithi Ends at 08:06 AM on July 24, 2021.
Kokila Vrat Puja Muhurat Timings: 06:50 PM to 09:06 PM
Duration: 02 Hours 17 Mins.
Fasts have been an integral part of all religious festivals. Hindu mythology has often portrayed that fasting on specific days bestows glory, success, and happiness on the individual undertaking the fast. Fasting is considered to be an auspicious and integral part of expressing one’s devotion to God. According to Hindu mythology, when a person observes a fast, they take a vow or Sankalp and this is known as vrat. The vow or Sankalp expresses their deep devotion to the Omnipresent. The Hindu fasts are often observed by chanting mantras and hymns in praise of God. Most of the fasts are observed by women, for the good health and prosperity of their husbands and family. Kokila vrat is one such fast that is observed by Hindu women, on the Purnima day of Ashadha month. This fast is dedicated to Goddess Sati and Lord Shiva. Kokila vrat is observed from Ashadha Shukla Purnima till Shravan Shukla Purnima. This vrat is mainly observed in Northern India and some parts of western and southern India, by both married women and unmarried women. Married women observe the fast for the long life of their husbands and are believed to be blessed as Akhanda Saubhagyavati, ensuring that they never lose their husbands to death. Unmarried girls observe this fast to gain a worthy and virtuous husband. Devotees observing the Kokila vrat are bestowed with prosperity, fortune, health, virtuous offsprings, and wealth and go to the abode of Goddess Parvati after their death.