Kedar Gauri Puja Wednesday 7th November 2018
Kedar Gauri Vrat Muhurat/Timing:
Kedar Gauri Vrat startson October 18, 2018 Thursday
Total Kedar Gauri Vrat days = 21 Days
Amavasya Tithi starts= 10:27 PM on 6-November-2018
Amavasya Tithi Ends = 9:31 PM on 7-November-2018
About Kedara Gauri Vrat:
Kedara Gauri Vrat or Kedara Vratham is an important fasting ritual for the devotees of Lord Shiva, generally observed in the Southern states of India, especially in Tamil Nadu. It is observed on the day of Deepavali Amavasya, which coincides with the Lakshmi Puja day during Diwali.
Some people observe Kedara Gauri Vrat with a long fasting for twenty-one days, which concludes on Deepavali Amavasya. However, many people limit it to a single day fasting observed on Kedar Gauri Vrat day.
The Legend of Kedara Gauri Vrat:
Bhringi Rishi was a great devotee of Lord Shiva but he hated Shakti Devi, as well all women folks. This made Shakti Devi angry and She removed the flesh and energy from the body of sage Bhringi. The removed energy was nothing but the representation of Goddess Gauri herself.
The removed energy wanted to be merged with Lord Shiva’s body. She observed Kedara Vrat to please Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva was highly pleased by the austerities of the removed Shakti that He allowed the removed Shakti to become the left part of His body. This resulted in a composite form of Lord Shiva and Goddess Shakti, which was the famous Ardhanarishvara.
Since the fast was observed by Goddess Gauri Herself to please Lord Shiva, it became known as Kedara Gauri Vrat.