Vrat or Upvaas (Hindu Fast) in the Year 2021

Vrat or Upvaas (Hindu Fast) in the Year 2021

Vrat (व्रत) or Fasting is an integral part of the Hindu Religion. Fasting in Sanskrit is called "Upvaas" (उपवास) and there are several fasts recommended in Hinduism to accomplish various tasks. Ekadasi, Pradosha, or Purnima are some fast that Hindus keep on certain days of the month. Certain days of the week are also set for fasting depending on personal belief and deity. Lord Shiva devotees fast on Monday, Tuesday is for Lord Hanuman, Lord Vishnu devotees keep fast on Thursday and Saturdays are for Lord Ayyappa and Lord Shani. Fasting during festivals is also common like Maha Shivratri fast, Navratri, Karwa Chauth, Shravan fast, Janamasthami, etc.

Method of keeping Fast/Vrat varies widely, some keep strict fast the person fasting does not partake any food or water from the previous day's sunset until 48 minutes after the following day's sunrise. While some limit oneself from eating meal during the day. There are certain food fasting person is not supposed to eat and even touch meat and egg products. Only Potatoes, Sago and Sweet potatoes, purple-red sweet potatoes, amaranth seeds, nuts and shama millet are allowed to be eaten for fasting person.

Here is the list of Vrat along with dates falling in the year 2021.

January 2021

Sankashti Chaturthi (संकष्टी चतुर्थी व्रत) - Jan 2nd, 2021

Kalashtami (कालाष्टमी) - Jan 6th, 2021

Masik Shivaratri (मासिक शिवरात्रि) - Jan 11th, 2021

Paush Amavasya (पौष मास की अमावस्या) - Jan 13th, 2021

Makar Sankranti Vrat (मकर संक्रांति व्रत) - Jan 14th, 2021

Budh Ashtami Vrat (बुद्ध अष्टमी) - Jan 20th, 2021

Durga Ashtami Vrat (दुर्गाष्टमी) - Jan 21st, 2021

Kurma Dwadashi Vrat (कूर्म द्वादशी) - Jan 25th, 2021

Pradosh Vrat (प्रदोष व्रत) - Jan 26th, 2021

Paush Purnima (पौष पूर्णिमा) - Jan 28th, 2021

Sankashti Chaturthi Vrat (संकष्टी चतुर्थी व्रत) - Jan 31st, 2021

February 2021

Kalashtami (कालाष्‍टमी) - Feb 4th, 2021

Pradosh Vrat (प्रदोष व्रत) - Feb 9th, 2021

Masik Shivaratri (मासिक शिवरात्रि) - Feb 10th, 2021

Mauni Amavasya (मौनी अमावस्या) - Feb 11th, 2021

Kumbha Sankranti (कुम्भ संक्रांति) - Feb 12th, 2021

Chandra Darshan (चंद्र दर्शन) - Feb 13th, 2021

Shasti (शास्ति) - Feb 17th, 2021

Rath Saptami (रथ सप्तमी) - Feb 19th, 2021

Bheshma Ashtami (भीष्म अष्टमी) - Feb 20th, 2021

Rohini Vrat (रोहिणी व्रत) - Feb 21st, 2021

Pradosh Vrat (प्रदोष व्रत) - Feb 24th, 2021

Magha Purnima (माघ पूर्णिमा व्रत) - Feb 27th, 2021

March 2021

Angarki Chaturthi (अंगारकी चतुर्थी) - Mar 2nd, 2021

Kalashtami (कालाष्‍टमी) - Mar 5th, 2021

Ramdas Navami (रामदास स्वामी नवमी) - Mar 7th, 2021

Pradosh Vrat (प्रदोष व्रत) - Mar 10th, 2021

Mahashivratri, Masik Shivaratri (मासिक शिवरात्रि) - Mar 11th, 2021

Amavasya (अमावस्या) - Mar 13th, 2021

Chandra Darshan (चंद्र दर्शन) - Mar 14th, 2021

Phulera Dooj (फूलेरादुज) - Mar 15th, 2021

Chaturthi Vrat (चतुर्थी व्रत) - Mar 17th, 2021

Shasti (शास्ति) - Mar 19th, 2021

Rohini Vrat (रोहिणी व्रत) - Mar 20th, 2021

Durga Ashtami Vrat (दुर्गा अष्टमी व्रत) - Mar 22nd, 2021

Govinda Dwadashi (गोविन्द द्वादशी) - Mar 25th, 2021

Pradosh Vrat (प्रदोष व्रत) - Mar 26th, 2021

Holika Dahan, Phalguna Purnima Vrat (फाल्गुन पूर्णिमा व्रत) - Mar 28th, 2021

Gangaur Vrat Start (गणगौर व्रत पूजन शुरू) - Mar 29th, 2021

Sankashti Chaturthi (संकष्टी चतुर्थी) - Mar 31st, 2021

April 2021

Kalashtami (कालाष्टमी) - Apr 4th, 2021

Sheetala Ashtami (शीतला अष्टमी) - Apr 4th, 2021

Pradosh Vrat (प्रदोष व्रत) - Apr 9th, 2021

Masik Shivaratri (मासिक शिवरात्रि) - Apr 10th, 2021

Ramadan Fasting Starts (रमजान का उपवास) - Apr 12th, 2021

Chaitra Amavasya (चैत्र अमावस्या) - Apr 12th, 2021

Chandra Darshan (चंद्र दर्शन) - Apr 13th, 2021

Chaitra Navratri, Ugadi, Ghatasthapana, Gudi Padwa (चैत्र नवरात्रि घट स्थापना) - Apr 13th, 2021

Rohini Vrat (रोहिणी व्रत) - Apr 16th, 2021

Shasti (शास्ति) - Apr 18th, 2021

Durga Ashtami Vrat (दुर्गा अष्टमी व्रत) - Apr 20th, 2021

Ram Navami (राम नवमी) - Apr 21st, 2021

Pradosh Vrat (प्रदोष व्रत) - Apr 24th, 2021

Chaitra Purnima Vrat (चैत्र पूर्णिमा व्रत) - Apr 27th, 2021

Sankashti Chaturthi (संकष्टी चतुर्थी) - Apr 30th, 2021

May 2021

Kalashtami (कालाष्‍टमी) - May 3rd, 2021

Pradosh Vrat (प्रदोष व्रत) - May 8th, 2021

Masik Shivaratri (मासिक शिवरात्रि) - May 9th, 2021

Vaishakha Amavasya (वैशाख अमावस्या) - May 11th, 2021

Akshaya Tritiya, Vrishabha Sankranti (अक्षय तृतीया व्रत) - May 14th, 2021

Surdas Jayanti (सूरदास जयंती) - May 17th, 2021

Ganga Jayanti (गंगा जयंती) - May 18th, 2021

Pradosh Vrat (प्रदोष व्रत) - May 24th, 2021

Narasimha Jayanti (नरसिंह जयंती) - May 25th, 2021

Vaishakha Purnima Vrat (वैशाख पूर्णिमा व्रत) - May 26th, 2021

Narada Jayanti (नारद जयंती) - May 27th, 2021

Sankashti Chaturthi (संकष्टी चतुर्थी) - May 29th, 2021

June 2021

Kalashtami (कालाष्टमी) - Jun 2nd, 2021

Pradosh Vrat (प्रदोष व्रत) - Jun 7th, 2021

Masik Shivaratri (मासिक शिवरात्रि) - Jun 8th, 2021

Rohini Vrat , Vat Savitri Vrat (रोहिणी व्रत, वट सावित्री व्रत) - Jun 10th, 2021

Chandra Darshan (चंद्र दर्शन) - Jun 11th, 2021

Mithuna Sankranti, Sital Sasthi (मिथुन संक्रांति, शीतलषष्ठी) - Jun 15th, 2021

Durga Ashtami Vrat, Dhumavati Jayanti (दुर्गा अष्टमी व्रत, धूमावती जयंती) - Jun 18th, 2021

Pradosh Vrat (प्रदोष व्रत) - Jun 22nd, 2021

Vat Savitri Purnima (वट सावित्री पूर्णिमा) - Jun 24th, 2021

Sankashti Chaturthi (संकष्टी चतुर्थी) - Jun 27th, 2021

July 2021

Kalashtami (कालाष्‍टमी) - Jul 1st, 2021

Pradosh Vrat (प्रदोष व्रत) - Jul 7th, 2021

Masik Shivaratri (मासिक शिवरात्रि) - Jul 8th, 2021

Ashadha Amavasya (आषाढ़ अमावस्या) - Jul 9th, 2021

Shasti (शास्ति) - Jul 15th, 2021

Karka Sankranti (कर्क संक्रांति) - Jul 16th, 2021

Pradosh Vrat, Jaya Parvati vrat (प्रदोष व्रत, जया पार्वती व्रत) - Jul 21st, 2021

Ashadha Purnima Vrat, Kanwar Yatra (आषाढ़ पूर्णिमा व्रत, काँवड़ यात्रा) - Jul 24th, 2021

Angarki Chaturthi (अंगारकी चतुर्थी) - Jul 27th, 2021

Kalashtami (कालाष्‍टमी) - Jul 31st, 2021

August 2021

Pradosh Vrat (प्रदोष व्रत) - Aug 5th, 2021

Masik Shivaratri (मासिक शिवरात्रि) - Aug 6th, 2021

Shravana Amavasya (श्रावणी अमावस्या) - Aug 8th, 2021

Hariyali Teej Vrat (हर‌ियाली तीज व्रत) - Aug 11th, 2021

Nag Panchami (नाग पंचमी) - Aug 13th, 2021

Simha Sankranti (सिंह संक्रांति) - Aug 17th, 2021

Pradosh Vrat (प्रदोष व्रत) - Aug 20th, 2021

Shravana Purnima Vrat (श्रावण पूर्णिमा व्रत) - Aug 22nd, 2021

Sankashti Chaturthi, Kajari Teej (संकष्टी चतुर्थी) - Aug 25th, 2021

Janmashtami Vrat (जन्माष्टमी व्रत) - Aug 30th, 2021

September 2021

Pradosh Vrat (प्रदोष व्रत) - Sep 4th, 2021

Masik Shivaratri (मासिक शिवरात्रि) - Sep 5th, 2021

Hartalika Teej Vrat (हरतालिका तीज व्रत) - Sep 9th, 2021

Ganesh Chaturthi Vrat (गणेश चतुर्थी व्रत) - Sep 10th, 2021

Kanya Sankranti (कन्या संक्रांति) - Sep 17th, 2021

Pradosh Vrat (प्रदोष व्रत) - Sep 18th, 2021

Anant Chaturdashi (अनंत चतुर्दशी) - Sep 19th, 2021

Bhadrapada Purnima Vrat (भादप्रद पूर्णिमा व्रत) - Sep 20th, 2021

Sankashti Chaturthi (संकष्टी चतुर्थी) - Sep 24th, 2021

October 2021

Pradosh Vrat, Masik Shivaratri (प्रदोष व्रत) - Oct 4th, 2021

Sharad Navratri, Ghatasthapana (नवरात्रि घट स्थापना) - Oct 7th, 2021

Durga Ashtami Puja (अष्टमी पूजा) - Oct 13th, 2021

Durga Maha Navami Puja (महानवमी पूजा) - Oct 14th, 2021

Angarki Chaturthi, Karva Chauth (अंगारकी चतुर्थी) - Oct 24th, 2021

November 2021

Dhanteras, Pradosh Vrat (प्रदोष व्रत) - Nov 2nd, 2021

Masik Shivaratri (मासिक शिवरात्रि) - Nov 3rd, 2021

Diwali, Kartik Amavasya, Narak Chaturdashi (कार्तिक अमावस्या) - Nov 4th, 2021

Govardhan Puja Vrat (गोवर्धन पूजा व्रत) - Nov 5th, 2021

Pradosh Vrat (प्रदोष व्रत) - Nov 16th, 2021

Angarki Chaturthi (अंगारकी चतुर्थी) - Nov 23rd, 2021

December 2021

Pradosh Vrat, Masik Shivaratri (प्रदोष व्रत - मासिक शिवरात्रि) - Dec 2nd, 2021

Pradosh Vrat, Dhanu Sankranti (प्रदोष व्रत) - Dec 16th, 2021

Sankashti Chaturthi (संकष्टी चतुर्थी व्रत) - Dec 22nd, 2021

Pradosh Vrat (प्रदोष व्रत) - Dec 31st, 2021