Rohini Vrat is one of the important festivals observed by the people belonging to the Jain community. In a year, there are a total of 12 Rohini Vrat but only a few of them are considered to be extremely important. It is believed that observing this festival can bring blessings from Goddess Rohini.
On this day, people wake up early in the morning and take a bath.
Women who want to observe fast, make Alpina, the holy rangoli made using rice flour.
They then worship the idol of Bhagavan Vasupujya, one of the four Tirthankara.
The worshipping of the idol includes a sacred bath by using flowers, Chandan and other auspicious materials having fragrance.
The idol is then offered prasad (offerings) and the prasad is later distributed among people.
It is believed that fasting is done to get rid of all the sorrows and sufferings.
Rohini is considered to be one of the 27 Nakshatras in Hindu and Jain calendar.
People generally observed Rohini Vrat for either three, five or seven years respectively.
This fast is mostly observed by women for the long and healthy lives of their husbands.
The fast is observed when Rohini Nakshatra begins.
One should do the Parana, breaking off fast during the Mrigashirsha Nakshatra.