Vat Savitri Vrat: All You Need to Know About Rituals and Timings

Vat Savitri Vrat is a significant Hindu ritual for married women, commemorated on either Purnima or Amavasya of the Jyeshta month, starting on Trayodashi Tithi.

Vat Savitri Vrat: Married Hindu women observe the Vat Savitri Vrat as a significant ritual. The day is commemorated on either the Purnima or Amavasya of the Jyeshta month in the Hindu calendar. The vrat starts on the thirteenth day of the Trayodashi Tithi and lasts until the Purnima or Amavasya.

Vat Savitri Vrat Muhurat

  • The forthcoming Vat Savitri Vrat is on June 6, 2024.
  • Expect the sunrise to occur at 05:44 AM and the sunset at 07:06 PM on the day of the Vat Savitri vrat.
  • 7:55 PM on June 5th marks the commencement of the Amavasya tithi, and it concludes at 06:07 PM on the following day.

Story of Vat Savitri Vrat

The ‘Skanda Purana’, ‘Bhavishyottar Purana’, and ‘Narad Puran’ discuss the vrat’s value. Numerous instances mention Vrat Tithi. According to the ‘Narad Puran,’ the vrat is observed during Purnima and Amavasya in Jyeshta. The vrat tithi is called Jyeshta Purnima in the ‘Skanda Purana’ and Amavasya in the ‘Nirnayamrit’.

Both the Purnimanta and Amanta calendars have most festivities on the same day. Vat Savitri vrat is an exception. Purnimantas observe Jyeshta Amavasya as Vat Savitri Vrat. In contrast, the Amanta calendar calls the Vat Savitri vrat the Vat Purnima vrat on Jyesta Purnima. Accordingly, Gujarati, Maharashtra, and Southern Indian women commemorate the vrat 15 days after Northern Indian women.

Hindu mythology states that Devi Savitri forced Yamaraj, the God of Death, to revive Sathyavan on this day. Lord Yamaraj, pleased with her love, revived Sathyavan.

In India, married women observe the vrat to secure the lifespan and well-being of their husbands and children. Today, ladies commemorate Devi Savitri and the Vat, or Banyan tree. Women seek blessings to protect their families and spouses.

The Banyan tree is a representation of Brahma, Vishnu, and Mahesh. Furthermore, the entire Vat tree represents Savitri. Women decorate the vat tree with yellow or red strands and offer water, rice, and flowers during the puja.

Women circumambulate the tree while reciting requests during the ‘Parikrama’ Turmeric or sandalwood paste can be used to draw banyan tree portraits on wood or plates if one cannot find one. After pujas, women ask married women and household elders for blessings.

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Vat Savitri Vrat Samagri

Savitri-Satyavan, bamboo fan, red and yellow Kalava, sweets, Natasha, earthen lamp, soaked black gram, raw thread, incense sticks or dhoopbatti, five fruits, water in a copper pot, vermilion for worship, betel leaf, betel nut, makeup, storybook, banyan flower, perfume, coconut, chavas puris, steel or bronze plate, basket, and dakshina.

Avoid this mistake when performing the Banyan tree worship (Vat Savitri Vrat Puja regulations)

Typically, women worship a Banyan tree that has been planted in a small container to fulfill the fast, rather than worshiping the actual Banyan tree. The scriptures consider this inappropriate, as they believe that Vishnu resides in the bark of the Banyan tree, Brahma in the core, and Shiva in the branches. Additionally, people refer to the tree’s downward-facing branches as Maa Savitri.

In this scenario, the devotee must be under the shade of the banyan tree during the puja to receive the blessings of all of these gods and deities. Yamraj had restored the life of Savitri’s spouse beneath the banyan tree, as per the mythological narrative. That is why it is crucial.

What to do during Vat Savitri Vrat?

Plant a Banyan tree in a temple or public place on the day of Vat Savitri Vrat. This practice offers relief from financial and family issues. Contribute Suhaag items to a fortunate woman.

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