Things to avoid during Chaturmasya Vratham

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Today marks the start of Chaturmasya Vratham, and one should follow the following religious observance for the next four months till Kartika Suddha Ekadasi.

One should take an oath to avert using Jaggery and Oil for 4months. The devotees who do this Vratham follow some rituals and should also withdraw themselves from non-vegetarian foods, watermelon, pumpkin, Sugarcane, honey, tamarind, snake gourd, white mustard seeds, horse gram, gooseberries, food without offering to god, roasted/fried foods, Paramannam, and sleeping on the bed. The devotees should perform these rituals with utmost devotion for all 4 months.

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