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Vat Savitri Vrat 2024 – Know The Importance, Puja Time And Rituals Of Vat Purnima

Vat Savitri Vrat 2024 – Know The Importance, Puja Time And Rituals Of Vat Purnima

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Vat Savitri Vrat 2024: Story And Importance

Actually several vrats and festivals are celebrated in India. Wherein, some of these vrats are regarded as symbol of ideal women. One of them is the Vat Savitri Vrat. Vat Savitri Vrat is considered important for all married women, as they observe this vrat for the long life of their husband. But, there is no specific date for this Vat Savitri Vrat. According to certain folklores, it should be observed on the Full Moon Day of Jyestha lunar month. Whereas, at some places it is believed that Vat Savitri Vrat must be observed on the No Moon Day of Jyestha month. However, the purpose of both is same, i.e. to increase wifehood. This year Vat Savitri Vrat falls on 3rdd June, Saturday. Following is the story about Vat Savitri Vrat and its related aspects.

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Vat Savitri Vrat Story:

This story is about Savitri and Satyavan. Savitri was the daughter of a rich king. On the other hand, Satyavan was leading a poor life, as his father’s kingdom was snatched away. Moreover, his parents were blind. Hence, he was living like an ordinary human being. When the marriage of Savitri and Satyavan was being planned, Sage Narad tells Savitri’s father to avoid Savitri and Satyavan’s marriage, due to the short lifespan of Satyavan. However as Savitri insisted, she was married to Satyavan. Then Savitri observed a vrat, just four days prior to the date given by Naradji for Satyavan’s death. On the stipulated day, Savitri accompanies Satyavan when he goes to the forest to cut wood. Therein, Satyavan gets a severe headache while climbing a tree and thus he lies down in Savitri’s lap. The story of Savitri and Satyavan is full of struggle.

After some time, Yamaraj arrives there with his envoys and starts departing with Satyavan’s soul. When Savitri follows Yamaraj, he tells her not to follow him, yet she insists to accompany her husband. Consequently, Yamaraj gets pleased and tells her to ask for some boon. Hence, Savitri first asks for the eyesight of her parents-in-law, then restoration of their lost kingdom, and also a hundred children for herself and Satyavan. Impressed by Savitri’s wish, Yamaraj becomes soft-hearted and grants her all the boons including Satyavan’s life. Savitri soon returns to the banyan tree and finds Satyavan sitting alive. Thus, Savitri was reunited with her husband and thereafter they spent a happy married life.

Vat Savitri Vrat Rituals:

Firstly, the women observing the Vat Savitri Vrat need to complete their daily chores and bathe with pure water. Then, they should wear new dresses and do bridal makeup during the Vat Savitri Vrat. Further, they must clean the place surrounding a banyan tree and install idols of Satyavan and Savitri. Thereafter, they should worship it with sindoor, sandalwood powder, flowers, kumkum, rice grains, etc. and offer red cloth, fruits and ‘prasad’. Then, they must wrap threads around the banyan tree and do its ‘parikrama’ for as many times as possible, as per the rituals of Vat Savitri Vrat. Further, they should listen to the legend of Satyavan and Savitri, and give donation to brahmins or the needy. Lastly, they must return home, take blessings of their husband, and break their fast in the evening.Festivals like Vat Savitri Vrat are also celebrated to enhance our happiness. Owning sufficient money is also an important ingredient for happiness.

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Importance Of Worshipping Banyan Tree On Vat Savitri Vrat Day:

As per the Indian culture, it is believed that god resides in many trees, and hence worshipping them is highly beneficial. One such tree is the ‘Banyan Tree’ or ‘Vat Vriksh’. According to mythology, it is believed that 3 Gods namely Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh reside within the banyan tree. Thus, performing any prayers, religious activity, or listening folk tales under this tree provides favourable results. Moreover, the hanging branches of banyan tree are believed to be the long hair strands of Lord Shiva.

With Ganesha’s Grace,
The GaneshaSpeaks Team

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