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Vat Savitri Puja 2024: Time, Vidhi, And Benefits

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Vat Savitri Puja 2024: The Vat Savitri Puja Vrat, also known as Jyeshtha Amavasya, is a significant Hindu festival in India. While it is observed as Vat Purnima Vrat in the southern states of Gujarat and Maharashtra, the festival is observed as Jyeshtha Amavasya in states like Haryana, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, and Uttar Pradesh.

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Hindu women fast and offer prayers for their husband’s long life and well-being on the festival day. Jyeshtha Amavasya is observed on June 06th, 2024; Vat Purnima Vrat is observed on June 21st.

For married Hindu women, the Vat Savitri Vrat is a significant ritual that is observed either on the ‘Purnima’ (full moon day) or ‘Amavasya’ (no moon day) in the month of ‘Jyeshtha’ according to the conventional Hindu calendar. The 13th day, or “trayodashi,” marks the start of the fasting rite, which lasts until Purnima or Amavasya.

Married Indian women follow the Vat Savitri Vrat to ensure the health and longevity of their husbands and offspring. Hindu mythology claims that on this day, Devi Savitri forced Lord Yamaraja, the God of Death, to grant her spouse Satyawan’s life back. Because of her devotion, Lord Yamaraja brought back her deceased husband. The ‘Vat’ (Bargad) tree has since received prayers from married ladies, and Savitri is also venerated as ‘Devi Savitri’ on this day.

Date Of Vat Savitri Puja 2024

Vat Savitri puja, also known as Jyeshtha Amavasya, is observed in the month of Jyeshtha on Amavasya tithi following the Amanta calendar of 2024. The fast falls on the day of Jyeshtha Amavasya according to the Purnima Calendar 2024 observed in North Indian states including Bihar, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Madhya Pradesh.

SunriseJune 06, 2024, 04:46 AM
SunsetJune 06, 2024, 09:14 PM
Amavasya Tithi BeginsJune 05, 2024, 07:54 PM
Amavasya Tithi EndsJune 06, 2024, 06:07 PM

 

Introduction To Vat Savitri Puja

The Hindu holiday known as Vat Savitri Vrat is a unique celebration for married ladies. Another name for this celebration is Vat Amavasya. Women in relationships commemorate this holiday. The married woman creates a symbol of her love for her husband at this event by wrapping a sacred thread around a banyan tree. Savitri and Satyavan’s tale serves as the inspiration for the event. This fast, as it is depicted in the Mahabharata, has come to represent aspirational femininity in Indian culture.

There is much controversy about this fast. According to Skanda Purana and Bhavishya Purana, it is prohibited to fast on the day of the full moon in Shukla Paksha of the Jyeshtha month, however, according to Nirnayamrita and other sources, this is not the case.

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The goal of this fast remains the same despite the variations in dates. Many women adhere to the belief that this fast should be observed between Trayodashi and Amavasya in the Jyeshtha month and between Trayodashi and Poornima in the Shukla Paksha. The majority of devotees of Lord Vishnu observe this fast on full moons.

“Vat Savitri fast” regards both “Vat” and “Savitri” as particularly significant. To the banyan, the vat is the same as the tree. Hinduism accords the banyan tree’s significant significance. The Puranas make it clear that Mahesh, Vishnu, and Brahma all reside in the vat. Savitri is revered as a historical figure in Indian culture. Savitri is another name for Saraswati and Ved Mata Gayatri.

Significance Of Vat Savitri Puja 2024

The event honours Devi Savitri, who forced the Lord of Death (Yama Raj) to give her deceased spouse’s life. Women offer prayers to a banyan tree on this day. Twice a year, following the Hindu lunar calendar, people hold celebrations.

Vat Savitri Puja 2024

According to Hindu mythology, the Vat (Banyan) tree symbolizes the “Trimurtis,” or Lord Vishnu, Lord Brahma, and Lord Shiva. People purportedly worshiping a banyan tree are considered fortunate. Numerous writings and Puranas, like the Skanda Purana, Bhavishyottara Purana, Mahabharata, etc., discuss the significance of the fast.

Hindu married women fast and perform Vat Savitri rituals to wish for their husbands’ wealth, well-being, and longevity. A married woman observes Vat Savitri Vrat to show her commitment to and genuine love for her husband.

Vat Savitri Puja Katha

According to legend, on the counsel of a sage, King Ashvapati and his childless queen of the Madra Kingdom diligently performed a puja in honour of the Sun God Savitr. The goddess, pleased with the couple’s devotion, gave them a daughter, whom they called Savitri in her honour. The girl lived a hermit’s lifestyle despite being born to a monarch.

The monarch instructed Savitri to hunt for a husband for herself after failing to locate a suitable marriage for his daughter. In her search for a potential spouse, Savitri met Satyavan, the exiled blind King Dyumatsena’s son. Narad Muni intervened when she told her father about her choice and said that Satyavan, the man she had chosen as her husband, would pass away within a year and wouldn’t be given any more time on earth.

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King Asvapati submitted to Savitri’s will after all attempts to persuade her to change her mind failed. Satyavan’s parents resided in the forest, so her husband Savitri went there after they got married. She abandoned her regal attire and decided to live as a hermit, which suited her temperament and her husband’s lifestyle.

Savitri began fasting three days before the day of reckoning, and on the designated day, she went to the forest with her husband. Satyavan died after falling off a banyan tree while chopping wood. The death god Yama came to reclaim Satyavan’s soul.

Legend says that Savitri pursued Lord Yama and would not give up the fight. After she followed Yama for three days and nights, he gave in and told her to wish for anything other than Satyavan’s life. She continued to pursue Yama after fulfilling her first and second wishes, which were to regain her father-in-law’s kingdom and his sight.

Rituals Of Vat Savitri Puja

Before dawn, women take a holy bath containing Amla (Indian gooseberry) and til (sesame seeds), after which they dress in clean clothing. They apply vermillion, dress in bangles (accessories associated with married women), and promise to fast for Nirjala (no water intake).

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When the fast lasts for three days straight, devotees drink water along with the Vat (Banyan) tree roots. They wrap a crimson or yellow sacred thread around the Vat tree’s trunk after praying to it.

Women worship the banyan tree by giving it food, flowers, and water while reciting prayers while they parikrama (round) the tree. If a banyan tree is unavailable, worshippers can still carry out the rituals by drawing a picture of it on a wooden base using sandalwood paste or turmeric.

On the day of Vat Savitri, devotees must also make unique dishes and sacred cuisine. All family members distribute Prasad after puja. Women ask the older people in their households for blessings as well. Devotees should provide the less fortunate with clothing, food, money, and other necessities.

How To Perform Vat Savitri Vrat

Worship idols of Savitri, Satyavan, and Yama riding a buffalo under a banyan tree and offer water to the roots of the tree. Water, Mouli, Roli, unwashed cotton, soaking gram, flowers, and incense should be available for worship.

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After watering the banyan tree, walk three times around the stem while holding a piece of unprocessed thread. Satyavan and Savitri should then hear the tale. Then, after removing the seeds and saving as much money as you can on the soaked gram, give it to your mother-in-law and touch her feet.

Shlokas and Mantra:

‘Avaidvayam Cha Saubhagyam Delhi Tvam Mam Sruvate |
Putran Pautrashchva Cha Guhanaghyn Namostu Te ||’

Puja materials required for Vat Savitri puja

  • A vase full of water
  • Raw yarn
  • Maroon thread
  • Roli, sindoor, Akshat
  • Sweets
  • Flowers, incense sticks, dhoop
  • Bamboo basket and a bamboo fan
  • Soaked chickpeas

Benefits Of Vat Savitri Puja

Women take a holy bath in the morning on this lucky day. The sacred bath is thought to cleanse both the body and the mind. Married women who choose to participate in this vrat and puja should dress in new, vibrant clothing, wear eye-catching jewellery, and apply vermillion to their foreheads.

Vat Savitri Puja 2024

They applied one Banyan leaf to their hair. Women also present the Goddess Savitri with nine different kinds of fruits. The devotees spend the remainder of the day observing Savitri Vrat Katha and offer wet pulses, rice, mangoes, jackfruits, palm fruits, kendu, bananas, and various other fruits as Bhoga (offerings).

After the women have finished their vrat, they eat the Bhogal and ask the husband and the family’s elders for their blessings. 

Vat Savitri puja 2024 vrat is believed by married Hindu women to bestow good fortune and a better life. A married Hindu lady might provide her husband luck, a long life, and prosperity if she observes the fast with devotion. Women who observe all of the Vat Savitri Vrat rites benefit from a joyful and contented marital existence.

Conclusion

On the Hindu fasting day known as Vat Purnima, married women in India pray to Satyavan-Savitri and Goddess Gauri for the happiness, health, longevity, and prosperity of their husbands as well as for a happy and harmonious marriage. While those in the southern Indian states observe their fast on the Jyestha Purnima or full moon day, those in the northern Indian states observe their fast on the Jyeshtha Amavasya, or dark moon day.

Hindu brides take an auspicious bath, put on a bridal outfit, and fine jewelry, and apply vermillion to their foreheads. If you are looking for any pandit to help you with performing vedic service or ceremonies, contact 99Pandit anytime. 99Pandit gives affordable religious service at the customer’s convenience. 

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Frequently Asked Question

Q. Why is the Vat Savitri puja performed by the devotee?

A.Hindu women fast and offer prayers for their husband’s long life and well-being on the festival day. For married Hindu women, the Vat Savitri Vrat is a significant ritual that is observed either on the ‘Purina’ (full moon day) or ‘Amavasya’ (no moon day) in the month of ‘Jyeshtha’ according to the conventional Hindu calendar.

Q. When is the Vat Savitri puja scheduled?

A.Vat Savitri puja, also known as Jyeshtha Amavasya, is observed in the month of Jyeshtha on Amavasya tithi following the Amanta calendar of 2024.

Q. What is the date of Vat Savitri puja 2024?

A. Jyeshtha Amavasya was observed on June 06th, 2024; Vat Purnima Vrat will be observed on June 21st.

Q. What is the significance of Vat Savitri puja?

A. Hindu mythology claims that on this day, Devi Savitri forced Lord Yamaraja, the God of Death, to grant her spouse Satyawan’s life back. Because of her devotion, Lord Yamaraja brought back her deceased husband. The ‘Vat’ (Bargad) tree has since received prayers from married ladies, and Savitri is also venerated as ‘Devi Savitri’ on this day.

Q. What is the puja samagri required for Vat Savitri puja?

A. To execute Vat Savitri puja, you’ll need a vase filled with water, raw yarn, maroon thread, roli, sindoor, akshat, sweets, flowers, incense sticks, dhoop, a bamboo basket, a bamboo fan, and soaked chickpeas.

Q. Why is the banyan tree worshipped during Vat Savitri puja?

A. According to Hindu mythology, the Vat (Banyan) tree represents the “Trimurtis,” or Lord Shiva, Lord Brahma, and Lord. People who worship a banyan tree are purported to be fortunate. Numerous writings and Puranas, like the Skanda Purana, Bhavishyottara Purana, Mahabharata, etc., discuss the significance of the fast.

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