Jitiya or Jivitputrika Vrat is a three-day-long festival, celebrated from seventh to ninth lunar day of Krishna-Paksha in Ashwin Hindu month. Jivitputrika (also Jiutiya or Jiitiya) is a festival in which Nirjala (without water) vrata throughout a day and night, is observed by mothers for the wellbeing of their children(Sons & Daughters). A three-day-long festival is celebrated from seventh to ninth lunar day of Krishna-Paksha in Ashvin month. It is celebrated mainly in Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh states of India and Nepal. In 2016, it would be observed on September 23.
Jitiya 2016 Date, Jivitputrika Vrat Date, Muhurat, Timings, 2016 Jivitputrika Vrat and Puja Timings
23rd September 2016 (Friday)
Ashtami Tithi Ends = 02:40 on 24/Sep/2016
Jivitputrika Vrat is observed on Krishna Paksha Ashtami in the month of Ashwin as per Hindu lunar calendar. This fasting is mainly observed in Indian states of Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh. Jitiya fasting is also popular in Nepal.
Jitiya or Jivitputrika Vrat Katha
Jivitputrika Vrat Vidhi, How To Observe Jivitputrika
Ashwin (kwar) Krishna Paksha ashtami -Jivitputrika Vrat. A fast for the well-being of Children