Jyeshtha Shukla Paksha Dwitiya to Nirjala Ekadashi is considered as Navtapa. This time Navtapa will start from June 12 and will continue till June 21, 2021. The nine days of Navtapa i.e. Tapan are known for scorching heat. They are given special importance in North India.
It is believed that the longer the heat falls in these nine days, the stronger the monsoon becomes. It rains well Navatapa is considered extremely positive for the rainy season. One should avoid going out and traveling in Navtapa in the afternoon. The effect of hot air lu begins to increase. Particularly in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Haryana, the impact of Navtapa is seen.
These days the Sun is perpendicular to the Indian terrain. The shadow becomes smaller. The days are big and hot. People feel the heat till late at night. In these days, if you have to step out of the house, then cover your head and face. Take care that there is no shortage of water in the body.
Navtapa is completed with Nirjala Ekadashi of Jyeshtha Shukla Paksha. Lord Srihari Vishnu is worshiped on this day. This fast is completed without taking food and water. It is considered to be one of the most difficult fasts in India. Even if you understand this fact from the weather cycle, hot summers are necessary for the monsoon to rise from the sea. A good monsoon is expected from a good summer.