Jeevatputrika Vrata (For the protection and long life of son)
Method This fast is observed on Krishnashtami of month of Ashwin. Only those women who have sons are recommended to observe this fast. On this day Shodashopchar Puja of Lord Sun should be performed. Barley and Gram Dal should be offered in the form of oblation, Serve this oblation among the devotees. It is believed that when women consume grains of black gram on this day they reach into the stomach of Lord Krishna. Observer of this fast should not take even water on this day. This fast should be observed for 24 hours and one can have food only next day in the moming. There are different methods and different ceremonies which are performed on this day. They vary from place to place. In the end Jeevatputrika Vrata Katha should be read.