Vat Savitri also known as Vat Purnima is a Hindu celebration observed by married women in Mithila, Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat and some regions of Uttar Pradesh.
Date and Time of the celebration:
Vat Savitri Amavasya Date - Thursday, June 10, 2021
Amavasya Tithi Begins - 01:57 pm on June 9, 2021
Amavasya Tithi Ends - 4:22 pm on June 10, 2021
Vat Savitri Purnima - Thursday, June 24, 2021
Purnima Tithi Begins - 3: 32 am on June 24, 2021
Purnima Tithi Ends - 12: 09 am on June 25, 2021
On Purnima (full moon), during the three days of the month of Jyeshtha in the Hindu calendar, a married woman marks her love for her husband by tying a ceremonial thread around a banyan tree.
The celebration is based on the legend of Savitri and Satyavan as narrated in the epic Mahabharata. The great Savitri tricked Lord Yama, the Lord of Death, and compelled him to return the life of her husband Satyawan.
In the present day, the festival is celebrated in the following way:
- Women dress in fine sarees and jewelry and their day begins with the offering of any five fruits and coconut.
- Each woman winds white thread around a banyan tree seven times as a reminder of their husbands.
- These women also fast for the whole day.
Strict adherence to the fast and tradition is believed to ensure the husband a long and prosperous life.
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