Rohini vrat is an important event in Jainism. This vrat is observed for the well-being of the family and the community. The vrat begins when Rohini Nakshatra appears in the sky after the sunrise. Jains follow this vrat once in every 27 days, everytime Rohini nakshatra appears. The vrat is completed People fast full time during the Rohini Nakshatra and break their fast when Margashirsha nakshatra begins. There are about twelve Rohini Vrat in a Vedic year.
Rohini Vrat 2023
Wed , 4th Jan 2023
Rituals of Rohini Vrat
On the day of the vrat, devotees wake up early, takes a holy shower, cleans the pooja altar. Idol of Bhagvan Vasupujya is set up for the flower decoration and pooja rituals. After pooja, neivedhyam or offerings are placed in the Arati and offered as Prasad to the family and friends. Offering Charity is also a major concluding ritual-Udyapan of this vrat.
Rohini Nakshatra- General attributes
Rohini is the fourth Nakshatra of the 27 constellations. It is a bright reddish constellation and when the Moon is between 40°00? to 53°20? Taurus, it is counted as Rohini Nakshatra. Astronomically it is Aldebaran star (Alpha-Tauri), 'Star of Ascent'. Rohini in Sanskrit translates to 'red one or the growing one'. This nakshatra imparts strong family values and a deep-rooted affinity towards for beauty, elegance, and luxuries. There charismatic nature with compassion makes them genuine friends in a group. Rohini is the birth star of Lord Krishna. This nakshatra is symbolised as a chariot or an Ox denoting progress, state of preparation and fertility. The planetary influence of the Moon and Venus makes this nakshatra, a symbol of nurturing, nourishment and receptive. Lord Brahma is the overlord of this nakshatra making the star highly creative and materialistic in nature.
Purpose of Rohini Vrat
This vrat is predominantly observed by the women in the family. It is believed that observing Rohini vrat, bestows prosperity, abundance, and peace. It enhances the quality of marital life and protects the family from poverty and other sorrows. Some women observe a strict fast for 21 full years and it is believed to bestow great benefits and good karma for the whole lineage. On this day, people donate food, money, and clothes generously.
All Rohini Vrat dates in 2023 and Rohini Nakshatra Timing
Rohini Nakshatra Timing : Jan 03, 4:26 PM - Jan 04, 6:48 PM
Rohini Nakshatra Timing : Jan 30, 10:15 PM - Feb 01, 12:39 AM
Rohini Nakshatra Timing : Feb 27, 5:18 AM - Feb 28, 7:19 AM
Rohini Nakshatra Timing : Mar 26, 2:01 PM - Mar 27, 3:27 PM
Rohini Nakshatra Timing : Apr 22, 11:24 PM - Apr 24, 12:27 AM
Rohini Nakshatra Timing : May 20, 8:02 AM - May 21, 9:04 AM
Rohini Nakshatra Timing : Jun 16, 3:07 PM - Jun 17, 4:25 PM
Rohini Nakshatra Timing : Jul 13, 8:52 PM - Jul 14, 10:26 PM
Rohini Nakshatra Timing : Aug 10, 2:29 AM - Aug 11, 4:01 AM
Rohini Nakshatra Timing : Sep 06, 9:20 AM - Sep 07, 10:25 AM
Rohini Nakshatra Timing : Oct 03, 6:03 PM - Oct 04, 6:29 PM
Rohini Nakshatra Timing : Oct 31, 4:01 AM - Nov 01, 3:58 AM
Rohini Nakshatra Timing : Nov 27, 1:35 PM - Nov 28, 1:31 PM
Rohini Nakshatra Timing : Dec 24, 9:19 PM - Dec 25, 9:39 PM