Married Hindu women offer prayers while others circumambulate tying a thread around a banyan tree on the occasion of Vata Savitri Purnima in Mumbai on June 24, 2021.
Married Hindu women offer prayers while others circumambulate tying a thread around a banyan tree on the occasion of Vata Savitri Purnima in Mumbai on June 24, 2021.
(Photo by Indranil MUKHERJEE / AFP)

Vat Purnima Vrat is one of the most significant festivals observed by Hindu women, especially the ones who are married. On this day, married women observe Vat Purnima Vrat for the well-being and long life of their husbands. However, the fast is observed on the day of Amavasya as well as Purnima.

Worshipping the Banyan tree or Vat Vriksh is of great significance on Jyestha Purnima. The Banyan tree is much respected in India because it provides shade from strong sunlight with its huge canopy. Devotees believe doing Jyeshtha Purnima Vrat Puja with devotion brings happiness and prosperity to the family.

See pictures how women across celebrated Vata Savitri Purnima today:

A married Hindu woman offers prayers while circumambulating around a banyan tree tying a thread on the occasion of Vata Savitri Purnima in Mumbai on Thursday.

In Pics: Hindu women offer prayers on occasion of Vata Savitri Purnima
(Photo by Indranil MUKHERJEE / AFP)


A married Hindu woman offers prayers while circumambulating around a banyan tree tying a thread on the occasion of Vata Savitri Purnima in Mumbai on June 24, 2021.

In Pics: Hindu women offer prayers on occasion of Vata Savitri Purnima
(Photo by Indranil MUKHERJEE / AFP)

Married Hindu women tie a thread around a banyan tree while circumambulating it on the occasion of Vata Savitri Purnima in Mumbai on June 24, 2021.

In Pics: Hindu women offer prayers on occasion of Vata Savitri Purnima
(Photo by Indranil MUKHERJEE / AFP)

A married Hindu woman offers prayers while circumambulating around a banyan tree tying a thread on the occasion of Vata Savitri Purnima in Mumbai on Thursday.

In Pics: Hindu women offer prayers on occasion of Vata Savitri Purnima
(Photo by Indranil MUKHERJEE / AFP)

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