Subsequent the Amanta calendar Vat Savitri Vrat, also known as the Vat Purnima Vrat now turns to be Vat Purnima Vrat which is observed on the Jyeshtha Purnima.
Significance and historical facts of the festival Vat Purnima Vrat
Vat Purnima Vrat is a crucial Hindu festival which is being celebrated by each and every married woman and on this day Vat, Purnima Vrat women observe fast for their husbands’ long life and wellness. Vat Purnima Vrat is also regarded as the Vat Savitri.
Vat Purnima Vrat is also known as the Vat Purnima as this Hindu festival is especially dedicated to the legendary mythological woman Savitri and she is prominent as she saved her husband Satyavan from the God of Death, Yama himself by using her wisdom and dedication.
Vat Purnima Vrat: Vidhi and Tithi
This year on 2018 the Vat Purnima Vrat date falls on June 8, 2017, Wednesday with the Shubh Muhurat timings of the Puja will start from 16:16 on June 8 till 18:39 on.
As per the Hindu calendar, the auspicious festival is observed by devotees and women on the day of Purnima, means the full moon day of Jyestha month.
The Vat Purnima Vrat rejoices in the Western Indian states including, Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Karnataka. Vat Purnima Vrat Puja Vidhi is very similar to the Vat Savitri Puja in which the women tying a ceremonial sacred thread around a banyan tree, keeping fast and they also listen to Savitri-Satyavan Katha in Hindi.
Importance of Vat or Banyan tree and legend of the Savitri
Vat Savitri Vrat as the name suggests is observed and kept in order to give honor to Savitri in the name of Savitri who is known for a brave and wisdom woman as per the Hindu Mythology.
Savitri was a determined married woman who fought for her husband’s life and with her wisdom she brings back her husband’s life from the Lord Yama, the Lord of death. And as per traditional legendary stories Lord Yama himself seen impressed with Savitri and her wisdom.
Vat means Banyan tree holds a crucial fact in this Vat Purnima Vrat Puja and festival as this was the Vat or Banyan tree under which Savitri got her husband’s life back from the clutches of death.
Vat Savitri Vrat or Savitri Brata which is observed on the day of Amavasya by married women from Orissa, Bihar as well and in Nepal, the festival is observed by following the Purnimanta calendar.
In the meantime, following the Amanta calendar Vat Savitri Vrat, becomes Vat Purnima Vrat and is observed and rejoiced during Jyeshtha Purnima. So, married women from Maharashtra, Gujarat and southern Indian states observe Vat Savitri Vrat as Vat Purnima Vrat 15 days later than the North Indian women celebrates the festival Vat Purnima Vrat.
The women kept fast and observe the Puja Vat Purnima Vrat in the grand manner as this Puja will be making their husband immortal and always blessed with long life!
The Purnima tithi begins at 16:16 on June 8 and ends at 18:39 on June 9, 2018.
Vat Savitri Vrata Katha
The account or story of Satyavan and Savitri is a subplot in the Mahabharata. King Ashtapati was blessed with a beautiful and intelligent daughter named Savitri. The King gave her the permission to choose her husband due to she was also very obedient to her dad.
One day, Savitri meet up with a young man in the jungle where she went for wondering and she was really impressed to see the young man was carrying his blind parents in two baskets balanced on either side of a stick, his name was Satyavan.
On seeing Satyavan’s devotion towards his blind parents, Savitri decided to marry him. On inquiry, the King shocked to know that Satyavan was the son of a deposed king and that he was destined to die in a year from the Sage Narada. So King refused to give permission for the marriage to his daughter Savitri but she was adamant and declares that what destiny store for her it doesn’t affect her but she will be only tie-knot with Satyavan!
On seeing Savitri love, affection and determination for Satyavan, finally her father decided to get Savitri married with Satyavan and post her wedding Savitri left for the forest with her husband Satyavan.
Post wedding Savitri was leading a happy life with her groom Satyavan. While one year passed now! Savitri gradually realized that the date Sage Narad had predicted that Satyavan would die will be coming in just three days time. So before the arrival of those 3 days, Savitri started observing fasting for her husband Satyavan, and with this fast, she used to prayed to God that Satyavan should bless with long life!
The day Satyavan was destined to die, Savitri followed him and she also reached in the jungle with him. While cutting woods from a Vat Vriksha (Banyan Tree), suddenly Satyavan fall down and get faint.
Savitri rushes towards him and embraced him to take care of him but eventually, she realized that Satyavan is dying. And suddenly she felt the presence of Yama, the god of death. She witnessed with her own eyes that the Yama was carrying the soul of Satyavan and she started following Yama.
Yama first ignored Savitri on realizing that she is following him and he thought that she must go back to her husband’s dead body. But Savitri was determined so she persisted and kept on following him. Yama tried few tricks to persuade her but nothing worked. Savitri remained adamant and kept following Yama.
On seeing Savitri Yama turned stunned and said that she is the first living being who reached to the Yama Lok despite she is alive and he also said it is impossible. Yama asked to her what she wants and Savitri said she want her husband to be alive.
Then Yama said that it is impossible for him to give back the dead as it is against nature’s law. Instead, he will give her three boons and Yama also said that but you should not want your husband life back as the boon. Savitri agreed.
With the first boon, she asked that her in-laws get back their full glory, money, and kingdom. With the second boon, she asked that her in-laws should get their son and eyesight. Finally, for the third boon, she asked ‘I would like to have children.’ Yama immediately said ‘granted.’
Then Savitri said, ‘now that you have granted me the boon of having children please return my husband as I can only have children with him only and without him, it is not possible for me to be the mother.’ Soon Yama realized that he had been tricked by Savitri, a pativrata.
Yama remained silent for a minute and then praised her, ‘I appreciate you persistence. But what I liked more about you that you still marry the person after knowing he will be die in a year.
“Go back to your husband he will soon wake up”, Yama said. Soon Savitri returned to the Vat Vriksha to see that her husband was lying dead. She started going round (pradakishna) the Vat Vriksha and she also completed the pradaksihna, Satyavan woke up as if from sleep. So finally Savitri and Satyavan were reunited.
Vat Purnima Vrat Puja Vidhi or rituals
Married Hindu women observe this festival and they worship Savitri as the goddess. On the day of the festival Vat Purnima Vrat, the married women take holy bath in the early morning which marked purification of their being and they also wear new colorful clothes, bright bangles and apply vermilion on their forehead.
They decorate one leaf of banyan in their hair. Women offer 9 types of fruits and flowers to Goddess Savitri. Wet pulses, rice, mangos, jackfruits, palm fruits, kendu, bananas and several other fruits are offered as Bhoga (offering) and observe the festival and do Puja with Savitri brata katha.
After the fast is over, and the Puja was done they consume bhogal and take blessings from the husband and elders in the house.
Vat Savitri Puja Day Shayarismsmaja (Quotes and Status)
Vrat Puja Or vat Savithri Poornima Is A Fasting Festival Observed By Hindu Married Women In Many States Of India Vat Savitri Vrat Is A Fasting Ritual
Ashirwad bado ka
pyar dosto ka
karuna Maa Ki
Vata Savitri Purnima ki hardik shubhkamnaey
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