Jiviti is a traditional puja
performed by married women of Maharashtra
. It is performed on any one of the Fridays in Shravan (July-August). Jiviti Puja is held sacred to Goddess Jivta, a manifestation of Goddess Parvati
. On this day, the married women are invited for lunch at their maternal home. A must-serve delicacy on this occasion is Puran Poli
. After the puja, chickpeas or roasted chana mixed with milk and sugar are given to the women. Haldi and
are also offered.