Vrat or Upvaas (Hindu Fast) in the Year 2022

Vrat or Upvaas (Hindu Fast) in the Year 2022

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 2022.

January 2022

Masik Shivaratri (मासिक शिवरात्रि) - Jan 1st, 2022

Paush Amavasya (पौष मास की अमावस्या) - Jan 2nd, 2022

Durga Ashtami Vrat (दुर्गाष्टमी) - Jan 10th, 2022

Makar Sankranti Vrat (मकर संक्रांति व्रत) - Jan 14th, 2022

Kurma Dwadashi Vrat (कूर्म द्वादशी) - Jan 14th, 2022

Pradosh Vrat (प्रदोष व्रत) - Jan 15th, 2022

Paush Purnima (पौष पूर्णिमा) - Jan 17th, 2022

Sankashti Chaturthi Vrat (संकष्टी चतुर्थी व्रत) - Jan 21st, 2022

Kalashtami (कालाष्टमी) - Jan 25th, 2022

Kalashtami (कालाष्‍टमी) - Jan 25th, 2022

Pradosh Vrat (प्रदोष व्रत) - Jan 30th, 2022

Masik Shivaratri (मासिक शिवरात्रि) - Jan 30th, 2022

February 2022

Mauni Amavasya (मौनी अमावस्या) - Feb 1st, 2022

Chandra Darshan (चंद्र दर्शन) - Feb 2nd, 2022

Shasti (शास्ति) - Feb 6th, 2022

Rath Saptami (रथ सप्तमी) - Feb 7th, 2022

Bheshma Ashtami (भीष्म अष्टमी) - Feb 8th, 2022

Rohini Vrat (रोहिणी व्रत) - Feb 10th, 2022

Kumbha Sankranti (कुम्भ संक्रांति) - Feb 13th, 2022

Pradosh Vrat (प्रदोष व्रत) - Feb 14th, 2022

Magha Purnima (माघ पूर्णिमा व्रत) - Feb 16th, 2022

Kalashtami (कालाष्‍टमी) - Feb 23rd, 2022

Budh Ashtami Vrat (बुद्ध अष्टमी) - Feb 23rd, 2022

March 2022

Mahashivratri, Masik Shivaratri (मासिक शिवरात्रि) - Mar 1st, 2022

Pradosh Vrat (प्रदोष व्रत) - Mar 15th, 2022

Pradosh Vrat (प्रदोष व्रत) - Mar 15th, 2022

Holika Dahan, Phalguna Purnima Vrat (फाल्गुन पूर्णिमा व्रत) - Mar 17th, 2022

Sankashti Chaturthi (संकष्टी चतुर्थी) - Mar 21st, 2022

Kalashtami (कालाष्टमी) - Mar 25th, 2022

Pradosh Vrat (प्रदोष व्रत) - Mar 29th, 2022

Masik Shivaratri (मासिक शिवरात्रि) - Mar 30th, 2022

April 2022

Chaitra Amavasya (चैत्र अमावस्या) - Apr 1st, 2022

Ramadan Fasting Starts (रमजान का उपवास) - Apr 2nd, 2022

Chaitra Navratri, Ugadi, Ghatasthapana, Gudi Padwa (चैत्र नवरात्रि घट स्थापना) - Apr 2nd, 2022

Ram Navami (राम नवमी) - Apr 10th, 2022

Pradosh Vrat (प्रदोष व्रत) - Apr 14th, 2022

Chaitra Purnima Vrat (चैत्र पूर्णिमा व्रत) - Apr 16th, 2022

Sankashti Chaturthi (संकष्टी चतुर्थी) - Apr 19th, 2022

Angarki Chaturthi (अंगारकी चतुर्थी) - Apr 19th, 2022

Kalashtami (कालाष्‍टमी) - Apr 23rd, 2022

Sheetala Ashtami (शीतला अष्टमी) - Apr 25th, 2022

Pradosh Vrat (प्रदोष व्रत) - Apr 28th, 2022

Masik Shivaratri (मासिक शिवरात्रि) - Apr 29th, 2022

Vaishakha Amavasya (वैशाख अमावस्या) - Apr 30th, 2022

May 2022

Akshaya Tritiya, Vrishabha Sankranti (अक्षय तृतीया व्रत) - May 3rd, 2022

Pradosh Vrat (प्रदोष व्रत) - May 13th, 2022

Narasimha Jayanti (नरसिंह जयंती) - May 14th, 2022

Vaishakha Purnima Vrat (वैशाख पूर्णिमा व्रत) - May 16th, 2022

Narada Jayanti (नारद जयंती) - May 17th, 2022

Sankashti Chaturthi (संकष्टी चतुर्थी) - May 19th, 2022

Kalashtami (कालाष्टमी) - May 22nd, 2022

Vat Savitri Vrat Amavasya (वट सावित्री व्रत अमावस्या) - May 30th, 2022

June 2022

Mithuna Sankranti, Sital Sasthi (मिथुन संक्रांति, शीतलषष्ठी) - Jun 6th, 2022

Pradosh Vrat (प्रदोष व्रत) - Jun 12th, 2022

Vat Savitri Purnima (वट सावित्री पूर्णिमा) - Jun 14th, 2022

Sankashti Chaturthi (संकष्टी चतुर्थी) - Jun 17th, 2022

Kalashtami (कालाष्‍टमी) - Jun 20th, 2022

Masik Shivaratri (मासिक शिवरात्रि) - Jun 27th, 2022

Pradosh Vrat (प्रदोष व्रत) - Jun 27th, 2022

Pradosh Vrat (प्रदोष व्रत) - Jun 27th, 2022

Ashadha Amavasya (आषाढ़ अमावस्या) - Jun 28th, 2022

Masik Shivaratri (मासिक शिवरात्रि) - Jun 28th, 2022

July 2022

Shasti (शास्ति) - Jul 5th, 2022

Pradosh Vrat, Jaya Parvati vrat (प्रदोष व्रत, जया पार्वती व्रत) - Jul 12th, 2022

Ashadha Purnima Vrat, Kanwar Yatra (आषाढ़ पूर्णिमा व्रत, काँवड़ यात्रा) - Jul 14th, 2022

Sankashti Chaturthi (संकष्टी चतुर्थी) - Jul 16th, 2022

Karka Sankranti (कर्क संक्रांति) - Jul 16th, 2022

Kalashtami (कालाष्‍टमी) - Jul 20th, 2022

Pradosh Vrat (प्रदोष व्रत) - Jul 25th, 2022

Masik Shivaratri (मासिक शिवरात्रि) - Jul 26th, 2022

Shravana Amavasya (श्रावणी अमावस्या) - Jul 28th, 2022

Hariyali Teej Vrat (हर‌ियाली तीज व्रत) - Jul 31st, 2022

August 2022

Nag Panchami (नाग पंचमी) - Aug 2nd, 2022

Shravana Purnima Vrat (श्रावण पूर्णिमा व्रत) - Aug 12th, 2022

Sankashti Chaturthi, Kajari Teej (संकष्टी चतुर्थी) - Aug 14th, 2022

Simha Sankranti (सिंह संक्रांति) - Aug 17th, 2022

Janmashtami Vrat (जन्माष्टमी व्रत) - Aug 19th, 2022

Pradosh Vrat (प्रदोष व्रत) - Aug 24th, 2022

Pradosh Vrat (प्रदोष व्रत) - Aug 24th, 2022

Masik Shivaratri (मासिक शिवरात्रि) - Aug 25th, 2022

Hartalika Teej Vrat (हरतालिका तीज व्रत) - Aug 30th, 2022

Ganesh Chaturthi Vrat (गणेश चतुर्थी व्रत) - Aug 31st, 2022

September 2022

Bhadrapada Purnima Vrat (भादप्रद पूर्णिमा व्रत) - Sep 10th, 2022

Kanya Sankranti (कन्या संक्रांति) - Sep 17th, 2022

Pradosh Vrat (प्रदोष व्रत) - Sep 23rd, 2022

Sharad Navratri, Ghatasthapana (नवरात्रि घट स्थापना) - Sep 26th, 2022

Chaturdashi (चतुर्दशी) - Sep 29th, 2022

October 2022

Durga Ashtami Puja (अष्टमी पूजा) - Oct 3rd, 2022

Durga Maha Navami Puja (महानवमी पूजा) - Oct 4th, 2022

Pradosh Vrat, Masik Shivaratri (प्रदोष व्रत) - Oct 7th, 2022

Sankashti Chaturthi, Karva Chauth (संकष्टी चतुर्थी) - Oct 13th, 2022

Masik Shivaratri (मासिक शिवरात्रि) - Oct 23rd, 2022

Dhanteras, Pradosh Vrat (प्रदोष व्रत) - Oct 23rd, 2022

Diwali, Kartik Amavasya, Narak Chaturdashi (कार्तिक अमावस्या) - Oct 24th, 2022

Govardhan Puja Vrat (गोवर्धन पूजा व्रत) - Oct 25th, 2022

November 2022

Pradosh Vrat (प्रदोष व्रत) - Nov 5th, 2022

Sankashti Chaturthi (संकष्टी चतुर्थी) - Nov 22nd, 2022

December 2022

Pradosh Vrat (प्रदोष व्रत) - Dec 5th, 2022

Sankashti Chaturthi (संकष्टी चतुर्थी व्रत) - Dec 11th, 2022

Pradosh Vrat, Dhanu Sankranti (प्रदोष व्रत) - Dec 16th, 2022