Kurma Dwadashi signifies worshipping Lord Vishnu in his Kurma Avataar which means the tortoise incarnation of Lord Vishnu. During Samudra – Manthan, Kurma was the second incarnation of Lord Vishnu in form of a tortoise.
It is believed that devotees who fast on Kurma Dwadashi Vrat seek Lord Vishnu’s blessings and attain liberty and salvation. Kurma Dwadashi 2022 Tithi begins at 07:33 PM on January 13 and ends at 10:19 PM on January 14.
Devotees wake up early in the morning and take dip in holy rivers after which they perform Puja for Lord Vishnu and also read Vrat Katha and visit Shri Vishnu’s Temples.