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Recipes for Chaaturmaasya Vrata

On this page I'll include the dishes that are traditionally offered to God during chaaturmaasya. My friend Smt.Girija Achaar, helped me with these recipes.

I got the information about Chaaturmaasya vrata from Shri Raghunatha Rao's posting in Dvaita list. To know more about Chaaturmaasya one can also check The greatness of ChaturmAsya posting sent by Shri Keshav Bhat. The chaaturmaasya begins in AshaaDa Krishna paksha maasa, followed by ShraavaNA maasa, Bhaadrapada maasa and ends in Aashweyuja maasa. In each of the above mentioned maasa(month), one has to follow the below mentioned Vratas.

As per the name there are four Vratas to be followed in Chaaturmaasya, viz.,
  1. Shaaka Haara Vrata
  2. Dadhi Vrata
  3. Ksheera Vrata
  4. DvidaLa vrata


Shaaka Haara
In this vrata, which begins from Aashada Shudda Dwadashi to Sharavana Shuddha Dashami, one should not offer Vegetables, Plaintain, Coconut , fruits as Neivedya or Hastodaka to God and also he should not eat.
The following things are NOT used in this month:
  • Tamarind
  • Chana dal
  • Vegetables
  • Coconut
  • Fruits(Mangoes are allowed)
  • red chillies(substitute with Black pepper)
  • Turmeric
  • Asafoetida(Hing)
  • Mustards(add cumins in place of mustards)
  • No dry fruits(like cardamoms, raisins, cashews, almonds., )

Recipes for shaaka haara vrata:
The below recipes can be offered as Neivedya and can later be consumed.
One can also eat the dishes like Idli, dosa, chapati, poori and so on., which does not contain the above mentioned things.

Dadhi vrata
In this vrata, which begins from Shraavana Shudda dasahmi to bhadrapada Shuddha Dashami, one should not yogurt as Neivedya or Hastodaka to God and also he should not eat.

The following things are NOT used in this month:
  • Yogurt

Recipes for Dadhi vrata:
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