In this month the sun moves into Mesha rasi (Aries), and the new year begins according to many calanders.
Keshava Vrata starts; for one month one should control the senses,
sleep on the earth, bath twice daily in a river, worship the Lord
and give cloth, sugar, sesame, rice, and gold to the brahmanas. If
one worships Madhsudana in this month one gains the benefits of one
While Keshava Vrata lasts one may hang a pot with a hole in it,
fill it with water and drip water over Tulasi and a Shalagrama
This is especially done in the now hot northern hemisphere when
water becomes a vital asset for the growth of Tulasi Devi. In the
southern hemisphere be careful not to overwater as we come out of
Summer and into Autumn.