Uma Maheshwara Vrat


Uma Maheshwara Vrata is one of the holy astha maha vartams revered in the Skandha Purana. This vrat is dedicated to the celestial couple - Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. This vrat is observed for marital bliss and happiness. This vrat is celebrated in different tithis and different months across India. According to traditional Kannada calendar, this vrat is observed on the poornima of Bhadrapad month. in Tamil calendar this vrata falls during the month of Puratasi. Some parts of India celebrate this vrat on Vrishchika Sankranthi, during mid-November till mid-December, when the Sun moves into the Vruchchika rashi. Uma Maheshwara vrat can be observed on Shukla Paksha Ashtami, or Shukla Paksha Chaturdashi or during Poornima (full moon day) or Amavasya (no moon day) of Karthik month.

Uma Maheshwara Vrat 2023

Mon , 27th Nov 2023

Significance

Uma Maheshwara vrat is a special vrat performed to remove marital challenges and strengthen your marital bonds, fulfill all our desires towards marital bliss. Uma is one of the naamas (name) of Lord Shiva’s consort, Parvati and Maheshwara is Lord Shiva. Couples and devotees looking to get over their indifferences that arise due to the planetary positions can worship Uma Maheshwar and observe this Vrat. Uma and Maheshwara are considered as an ideal couple, and it is believed that people perform this homa will be blessed with a long and happy married life. Their union is considered very auspicious in the cosmic world and their marital bond signifies integrity, compassion, and unconditional love.

The magnificence of this vrat is mentioned in many scriptures, it is said that by observing this Uma maheshwara vrat, Lord Brahma married Goddess Gayatri; Sage Vashishtha was blessed with kamdhenu for performing Uma Maheswara yagnya; Lord Indra got his son Jayantan; and King Janak got Sita as his daughter.

Rituals

Devotees wake up in the ‘Brahma Muhurtha’, the time between 4.30-6.30AM. After physical purification and mental purification through mediation and Japa, the house and the pooja space are cleaned. Uma Maheswara Pooja is performed as per the family tradition specific to their lineage. A picture or idol of Lord Shiva and Parvathi is placed on a chowki in the center of the altar. Offer flowers, incense, light lamps and perform Aarti, followed by offering fruits, grains and special neivedhyam like Kheer, to the God. Devotees observe fast during the day and eat only one meal after sunset. Devotees and married couples visit a Shiva Parvathi temple in the evening. People donate generously on this day.

Mantra

"Vagarthaviva samprkthau vagarthaprathipaththaye
  Jagathaha pitharau vandhe parvathiparameshvarau "

Benefits

  • This vrat bestows marital bliss and spiritual bliss.
  • Observing this vrat blesses the married couple who are facing challenges with progeny with lucky and intelligent children.
  • Lord Shiva helps us avoid negative emotions like selfishness, ego, temper, pride that can ruin a relationship
  • The Divine couple resolves discords and promotes harmony and peace in relationships
  • Gives all the worldly pleasures, virility, long life, and prosperity
  • Lord Parvathi bestows progressive success on the devotee’s children and partner.

Important Timings On Uma Maheshwara Vrat

Sunrise

November 27, 2023 6:52 AM

Sunset

November 27, 2023 5:36 PM

Purnima Tithi Begins

November 26, 2023 3:53 PM

Purnima Tithi Ends

November 27, 2023 2:46 PM

Uma Maheshwara Vrat festival dates between 2020 & 2030

Year

Date

2020

Monday, 30th of November

2021

Friday, 19th of November

2022

Tuesday, 8th of November

2023

Monday, 27th of November

2024

Friday, 15th of November

2025

Wednesday, 5th of November

2026

Tuesday, 24th of November

2027

Sunday, 14th of November

2028

Thursday, 2nd of November

2029

Wednesday, 21st of November

2030

Sunday, 10th of November

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