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Govatsa Dwadashi Vrata Date2012

Govatsa Dwadashi Vrata will coming on 10 November2012 to 22 November.

About Govatsa Dwadashi Vrata

Govatsa Dwadashi is observed on the 12th day of the waning phase of moon (Krishna Paksha) in Ashwin month (September – October). Govatsa Dwadashi 2012 date is November 10. The day is dedicated to the worship of cow and calf.
Govatsa Dwadashi is also observed Guru Dwadashi in Gujrat. In Maharashtra, the day is popularly known as Vasubaras. It is also known as Govamsa Puja in some regions of North India.
The main ritual on the day is offering puja to cow and calf as it symbolizes auspicious and prosperity.
In some regions, Govatsa Dwadashi marks the beginning of Diwali celebrations.

Legend of Govatsa Dwadashi Vrata

According to Bhavishyapurana, Govatsa Dwadashi is associated with the story of divine cow Nandhini and her calves. Hence this day is also referred to as Nandhini Vrata. The idols of cows and calves made of mud are worshipped on this day. Nandini is believed to fulfill the wishes of her devotees.
On Govatsa Dwadashi day, images of Cow and Calf are made are adorned with turmeric and kumkuma.
Offerings such as sprouted moong and gram are made to cows who are representatives of Nandhini on earth.
In some regions, it is strictly prohibited to drink cow milk, ghee and curd on this day.
This day is also known as “Guru Dwadashi”.
It is termed as “Vagh” in North India, where, “Vagh” refers to repaying one’s financial debts. Therefore, people clear their account books on this and they will not enter further transactions using new ledgers on this day.

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