This particular austerity is observed in the Hindu month of Kartik. The rituals commence by worshipping various organs of lord Narayan amidst the chanting of different mantras which are as follows-
- om sahastra shirse namah – head 2. om Purushay namah – arms
- om vishwa rupine namah – throat 4. om Jnanastray namah – weapons
- om Sri vatsaya namah – chest 6. om jagad grasishnave namah – abdomen
- om divya murtaye namah – waist 8. om sahastra paday namah – feet.
Similarly, Sri Krishna dwadashi is celebrated in the Hindu month of Ashadh, shukla- paksha. A
devotee should worship lord Krishna on this day and observe a fast.