It is commonly performed in the states of Bihar, Jharkhand, and Uttar Pradesh. Jitiya fasting is also performed in Nepal.
Vrat begins at 02:05 AM on September 10, 2020
Vrat ends at 03:34 AM on September 11, 2020
The vrat is a tradition to celebrate this festival for three days.
The first day is known as Nahai-khay, on this day mothers wake up before sunrise and worship by taking a bath and then take food once.
On the second day, women observe Nirjala fast and worship Lord Jemuthavahana, and offers incense-lamp, rice, flowers.
The story behind the Vrat:
There are several stories and beliefs on why we celebrate Jeevataputrika Vrat. As per religious beliefs, Ashwatthama used Brahmastra to kill the son who was born in Uttara's womb with a sense of revenge.
In such a situation, Shri Krishna revived the unborn child with his divine power. This child grew up and become King Parikshit. Due to the revival of Uttara's child, this fast was named Jivitputrika Vrat.
So mothers do this Vrat for the well-being of their child.