In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will explain the significance of fasting. It is a vrata or fasting done by single and married women. He will also explain the scientific significance of this fasting. Indian women are usually anemic and due to this they cannot fulfil marital relations with their husband. They also have a high chances of abortions. Hence, jaggery taken on empty stomach with chana is full on iron and proteins.