Vat Savitri Vrat


Savitri Amavasya Vrat is observed on the Amavasya Tithi of Jyeshta month. It is observed by women, both married and unmarried for the goodness of their family and life partner( or future husband in case of unmarried). Some celebrate this pooja on Jyeshta Poornima instead of Amavasya. 

Vat Savitri Vrat 2023

Fri , 19th May 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

This day we worship Savitri Devi. Wake up early, after physical purification and mental purification. Clean the worship altar, set up a pooja kalas. 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. Some women observe a strict fast for full three days that culminate on Amavasya. On this day, people donate food, money, and clothes generously.

Benefits

  • Vat Savitri vrat rituals blesses lucky and good progeny. 
  • Observing fast on this day brings abundance and prosperity from Savitri Devi.
  • Offering donations or Dhana increases longevity of the life partner and promotes good health.  
  • This vrat bestows progressive success to the child's life 
  • Also promotes unison among couple 

Important Timings On Vat Savitri Vrat

Sunrise

May 19, 2023 5:48 AM

Sunset

May 19, 2023 6:58 PM

Amavasya Tithi Begins

May 18, 2023 9:43 PM

Amavasya Tithi Ends

May 19, 2023 9:23 PM

Vat Savitri Vrat festival dates between 2020 & 2030

Year

Date

2020

Friday, 22nd of May

2021

Thursday, 10th of June

2022

Monday, 30th of May

2023

Friday, 19th of May

2024

Thursday, 6th of June

2025

Monday, 26th of May

2026

Saturday, 16th of May

2027

Friday, 4th of June

2028

Wednesday, 24th of May

2029

Monday, 11th of June

2030

Friday, 31st of May

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