Vat Savitri Puja is the festival in which women pray for the longevity and prosperity of their husbands. The northern states of India, such as Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Punjab and Harayana follow the Purnimata calendar, according to which the festival is observed on the Jyestha Amavasya (no moon day) which concurs with Shani Jayanti. Read more
The Vat SavitriVrat takes place on the full moon day of the month of jyestha that is around May-June. Married women in the different states of India observe a fast on this day and pray for the long life of their husbands along with good fortune for them. All the Hindu women worship and propitiate the respectable Savitri, as a Devi in this festival.
How to Observe Vat SavitriVrat Fast?
The fast is observed for three days and begins on the Trayodashi day and ends on the Purnima. The fast is supposed to be observed for three days and three nights and ends in the morning of the fourth day .However the fast is usually observed on the last day of the three days and all night long and broken the next day.On the first day of the fast, married women apply a paste of gingli (sesame) and amla(Indian gooseberry).
Vat Savitri puja is a festival celebrated in the various states of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka of India. In this festival wives pray for the long life, wealth and prosperity of their husbands. According to the Purnimata calendar, the vratSavitrivrat puja would be observed during the JyesthaAmavasya(no moon day) on the 4th of June, 2016. According to the Amanta calendar, this festivalwill be observed during the jyeshthaPurnima, on the 19th of June.
Story of Savitri and Satyan
The legend associated with Vat Savitristates that, Savitri, who was the devoted wife of Satyavan had brought back life to her husband and hence she is so popular and is considered...