Vrat or fasts are integral to Indian culture and tradition since the inception of Hindu religion. Also known as ‘upvaas’, the practice finds a mention in the oldest of Indian scriptures and holy books.
The belief that underlies this pious practice is that it purifies the mind, body and soul of all impurities. Hindus also believe it to be a way of paying respect and expressing gratitude to the ‘devis’ and ‘devtas’ residing in heaven.
Another belief that gives ‘upvaas’ a spiritual meaning is that of penance, a concept mainly followed in Buddhism, which again finds its roots in this holy land. It says that keeping our body devoid of the fuel it needs brings us upfront with the sufferings of others and makes us empathetic.
Practised as a religious ritual, at India Imprints, we appreciate to reinstate the essence this practice brings along through various festivities that our country rejoices in!