Vasubaras, also known as Govatsa Dwadashi, is a traditional Hindu festival celebrated in the Indian state of Maharashtra and some other regions. It typically falls on the 12th day of the bright half of the Hindu month of Kartik, which usually occurs in October or November.
The word “Vasubaras” is derived from “Vasu” (meaning cow) and “Baras” (meaning year or day). This festival is primarily dedicated to the worship and reverence of cows and calves, which are considered sacred in Hindu culture. Cows hold a special place in Hinduism, and they are often associated with the divine mother, symbolizing fertility and abundance.
On Vasubaras, people perform various rituals to honor cows and seek blessings for their prosperity. Some common customs and activities associated with Vasubaras include:
- Cleaning and decorating the cowshed or area where cows are kept.
- Offering fresh grass, water, and food to the cows and calves.
- Applying turmeric and kumkum (vermilion) to the foreheads of cows and calves.
- Lighting lamps and incense in the cowshed.
- Performing Aarti (ritual worship) for the cows and calves.
- Preparing special dishes made from cow’s milk, like sweets and dairy products, to offer to the cows and later consume.
- Some people also fast on this day and break their fast after performing the rituals.
The celebration of Vasubaras is a way to express gratitude for the benefits and sustenance provided by cows to human life, as they are a source of milk, which is a significant element in Hindu rituals and daily living. The festival is an occasion for family gatherings and community bonding, where people come together to celebrate and worship these gentle creatures.
Here are some Vasubaras (वसुबरस) quotes and wishes in Marathi:
“वसुबरसाच्या हार्दिक शुभेच्छा! गोवत्स द्वादशीच्या खास दिवशी तुमच्या घरात आनंदाचे आणि समृद्धिचे वसरे.”
“वसुबरसच्या दिनी वृषभाच्या वर्षी तुमच्या घरात अपार धन आणि आनंद येऊ आणि सुख समृद्धीच्या लाभाने भरावे.”
“गोवत्स द्वादशीला अपने घरातील वृषभाला आदर किंवा गायला योग्य देखरेख द्या. वसुबरसाच्या दिनी आपल्याला खुप खुशी आणि समृद्धी मिळो.”
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“वसुबरस या धर्मिक त्योहाराच्या दिवशी, आपल्या घरातील सर्व अद्भुत वस्त्र, आभूषण, आणि आवडत्या गोडांच्या गोडींमध्ये गोवत्स द्वादशीची पूजा करा.”
“वसुबरसाच्या दिनी, आपल्याला खुप शुभेच्छा! गोवत्स द्वादशीच्या आवश्यक अंशानुसार पूजा करून, आपल्याला धन आणि सुखाच्या बारकास अनुभवायला मिळो.”