This Vrata is the destroyer of great sins and fulfiller of desires. Pitris fallen in lower species could be emancipated by giving the merit of this Vrata to them. Reading and hearing of its glories gives the merit of a Vajapeya Yajna.
(From sunrise to 9.52 a.m.)
The fruit of doing Japa, meditation and meritorious deeds on this day is lakh-fold. – Padma Purana
(meritorious period: From sunrise to 12.23 pm)
This Vrata gives wealth, religious merit and liberation
(From 1.39 pm to the next day sunrise)
(From sunrise to 9.52 pm)