Arundhati Vrata (To get rid of early widowhood)
This fast is generally observed in South Indian states to avoid early widowhood. Method According to Skandapurana this fast starts from the Pratipada of bright half of Hindi month Chaitra and continues for 3 days till Tritiya. After having bath ladies should pray "Oh Goddess bless me so that I should not become widow in early age in this birth or in next births." After this worship Lord Ganesha so that a lady doesn't face any obstacle in completing this fast. Next day Golden idols of Dhruva, Vasishtha and Arundhati should be established. 151 of all worship Arundhati and ask for the boon of long age of your husband. After that Vasishtha and Dhruva should be worshipped. On third day worship Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Offer food to Brahmins and donate these idols to some erudite Brahmin.