In this materialistic life, human beings constantly make many attempts to make their lives happy and prosperous and do every little effort to keep getting all the pleasures in life. There are many ways to achieve all these things and make your life wonderful and pleasant. On a specific festival, if a person conducts the fasting rituals of various gods and goddesses and reads their respective fasting stories (vrat katha) with utter devotion and fervour, then he becomes capable of making his life a way cheerful, satisfied and prosperous. While performing these fasting rituals, he conjures up his life in the midst of the divine powers. Therefore, the fast story has immense significance in this worldly life.
The fast story is considered auspicious and advantageous with a spiritual vision. This can also be scientifically explained, according to which the rainfall is even higher with the increase in the evaporation during the transition of Cancer and Leo zodiac. According to Hindu Purana, Lord Shiva drank the poison- Halala from the sea churning during Shravana Maas/Sawan Month, and protected the world. Therefore worshiping Bholanath (Lord Shiva) in Sawan is considered propitious and has special grace. Mother Sati even did tough penance in the course of Shravana maas and by this strict austerity, She got Lord Shiva as her husband in each birth. By accomplishing a fast story on fasting day, the family’s happiness and prosperity increases. It is believed that keeping a fast with complete reverence gives liberation from all the problems whether it is related to the economic situation or success in the workplace. On this account, there are several mainstream fast stories (vrat katha) that make human life contented and affluent.