Vat Purnima Vrat


Vat Purnima Vrat is observed on the Purnima Tithi of Jyeshta month. This vrat is observed by women, both married and unmarried for the goodness of their family and life partner (or future husband in case of unmarried). This festival is a popular event in the North India.

Vat Purnima Vrat 2023

Sat , 3rd Jun 2023

Legend

Savitri Devi was a beautiful daughter of King Ashwapathi of Madura Desa. During her Swayamwar, she chose Sathyavan, a prince who was in exile, living in the forest along with his blind father King Dyumathsen. She moved to the palace along with her price. She remained a devoted wife and a responsible daughter-in-law. Sathyavan fell off a tree in the forest and Lord Yama appeared to take the soul of Sathyavan. Savitri was deeply hurt and pleaded to Lord Yama not to take her husband's soul. She followed Lord Yama everywhere and said she would also die if he took Sathyavan's soul. Moved by her Pathi Devotion (love towards life partner), brought Sathyavan to life and blessed them to regain their lost kingdom. Some fables quote that the prince Sathyavan had a curse that he would die a year after his marriage with Savitri. And Savitri will help him break his curse and regain kingdom.

Rituals

On this day of Jyeshta Purnima tithi we worship Savitri Devi. Wake up early, after physical purification and mental purification. Clean the worship altar, set up a pooja kalash. Women wear fresh or new clothes, dress up in an elegant manner, apply vermilion on the forehead. Offer fruits, grains and neivadhyam to the Goddess and kalas. After pooja, they worship the Vat tree, tie a thread soaked in turmeric paste or vermillion paste around the tree. Offer flowers and pour water to the tree. Perform pradhakshina around the tree. They fast for the whole day. The root of the 'Vat' tree (Banyan tree) is consumed with water. After the Vat tree rituals, women get blessings from their life partner. On this day, people donate food, money, and clothes generously.

Benefits

  • This Purnima vrat blesses lucky and good progeny. 
  • Savitri Devi bestows abundance and prosperity on devotees who worship Her on this special day.
  • Observing fast with sincere devotion increases longevity of the life partner and promotes good health. 
  • This powerful vrat blesses progressive success to the child's life 
  • Savitri Devi promotes unison among couple and grants marital bliss.

Important Timings On Vat Purnima Vrat

Sunrise

June 03, 2023 5:44 AM

Sunset

June 03, 2023 7:05 PM

Purnima Tithi Begins

June 03, 2023 11:17 AM

Purnima Tithi Ends

June 04, 2023 9:11 AM

Vat Purnima Vrat festival dates between 2020 & 2030

Year

Date

2020

Friday, 5th of June

2021

Thursday, 24th of June

2022

Tuesday, 14th of June

2023

Saturday, 3rd of June

2024

Friday, 21st of June

2025

Tuesday, 10th of June

2026

Monday, 29th of June

2027

Friday, 18th of June

2028

Tuesday, 6th of June

2029

Monday, 25th of June

2030

Saturday, 15th of June