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Kokila Vrat is a festival dedicated to Maa Sati and Lord Shiva. Kokila Vrat is annually observed on the Ashada Purnima day (lunar month of Ashadha Month). Kokila Vrat is a Vrat or Ritual celebrated by women in India. In this occasion Goddess Sati is worshipped in the form of Kokila (a cuckoo bird).
Kokila Vrat is mainly observed in Northern part of India and in some nooks of the western and southern parts of the country. Kokila Vrat is celebrated from Ashada Shukla Purnima till Shravan Shukla Purnima.
Kokila Vrat 2016 date: July 19, 2016
There is a popular belief that women who observe this Vrat and celebrate this auspicious day will be Akhand Saubhagyavati and never lose their husband to death. It is also believed that those who observe this fast (vrat) get prosperity, good sons, fortune and wealth. And after death she goes to the abode of Maa Sati (Parvati). Another mythological belief says worshiping a cuckoo idol made from clay on Kokila Vrat helps to get nice husband.
The main rituals in this Vrat (fast) is waking up early and having a religious bath. Then the worshipper should ideally make a cuckoo idol out of clay or get its picture and worship it. The devotees should also eat one meal during this one month of the Vrat.
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