Saubhagya Sundari Vrat, also known as Saubhagya Sundari Teej, is observed by married women in Northern India.
It falls on Tritiya (3rd day) of the Krishna Paksha (the dark fortnight of moon) during the Margashirsha month of the traditional Hindu calendar.
On this day, women offer special prayers for the welfare and prosperity of their family.
Saubhagya Sundari Vrat 2021 Date: November 22 (Monday).
Tritiya Tithi Starts: November 21, 2021 7:47 PM.
Tritiya Tithi Ends: November 22, 2021 10:27 PM.
Saubhagya Sundari Vrat Significance:
Saubhagya Sundari Vrat is significant for married women. The virtues of performing this puja are equivalent to Karwa Chauth.
As per belief, observing the Saubhagya Sundari Vrat brings positivity and good fortune in life.
Unmarried girls also keep the Saubhagya Sundari Teej Vrat to get free from Manglik Dosha and adverse planetary positions in their Kundali.
Saubhagya Sundari Vrat Rituals:
On this day, women get up at sunrise and take a bath. They wear the 16 adornments of married women like mehendi, kumkum, bangles, vermillion and anklet.
Married women perform the puja of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. The idols of the God and Goddess are draped in a red cloth and placed on a wooden platform.
Diyas are lit in front of the idols and offerings are made to the deities in the form of moli, roli, chawal, supari and pan.
The idol of Goddess Parvati is decorated with the 16 adornments.
Lord Ganesha is offered the first prayers during the puja.
Nine planets and the complete family of Lord Shiva are worshipped during the pja.
After the puja, a Brahmin is invited to the house and served food, followed by offering of clothes as ‘dakshina’.
Women keep fast on this day. They do not eat or drink during the day. The fast is broken after completing all the puja rituals.