Pithori Amavasya Vrat
Pithori Amavasya is observed on the day of No-moon day in the Bhadrapada (August-September) month, according to the Hindu calendar. The devotees worship Goddess Durga on this holy day. The fast on this Amavasya is observed by the married mothers for the prosperity and the health of their children. The meaning of ‘Pith’ is flour by which the name of the festival came into existence.
Also See: Significance of Bhadrapada Amavasya
On the eve of Pithori Amavasya, the married women and primarily the mothers worship sixty-four goddesses for the wellbeing and long life of their children. In earlier times, the idols of 64 Goddesses were made with Pith (flour) and special meals were presented to them. On Pithori Amavasya, Ashtamatrukas and Saptamatrukas are also worshipped.
When is Pithori Amavasya?
As per Hindu festival calendar, Pithori Amavasya will be observed on Amavas (No Moon) day in the month of Bhadrapada (August - September) according to North Indian schedule.
Rituals And Significance of Pithori Amavasya
Pithori Amavasya Vrat Katha (Story) was narrated by Goddess Parvati to the wife of Lord Indra. In the Hindu religions, it is believed that keeping a fast on this day helps in achieving brave and healthy sons. Pind Daan and Pitru Darpan are some important deeds which are performed on the eve of Pithori Amavasya.