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Vat Savitri Vrat | Fast & Tradition

Vat Savitri Vrat | Fast & Tradition

Vat Savitri Vrat 22 May 2020

In Indian culture, women observe all kinds of fasts for their husband's longevity and a happy married life. In this case, Vat Savitri fast is very important. On the Amavasya of Krishna Paksha of Jyeshtha month, Vat Savitri is Amavasya. On this day, Saubhagyavati women worship Vat tree and Yamdev by keeping a vow of Vat Savitri to get unbroken good luck. In our Indian culture, this fast has become synonymous with ideal woman. Both Vat and Savitri have special significance in this fast. In Indian religion, Vat Savitri is an important festival of Amavasya women. It is said that on this day, Savitri brought her husband Satyavan's life back from Yamraj. After which she came to be called Sati Savitri. Originally, this fast is worshiped by women. Yet all types of women (kumari, married woman, widow, kuputra, son etc.) do it.

Auspicious Time for Vat Savitri Vrat

  • Vat Savitri Amavasya on Friday, May 22, 2020
  • Amavasya Date Start - May 21, 2020 at 21:35
  • Amavasya Date ends - May 22, 2020 at 23:08

Vat Savitri Poornima fast on Friday, June 5, 2020

Vat Savitri and Vat Purnima Fasting Rituals

The women who perform this puja first get up in the morning on the day of worship and take a bath and get purified. After this, she wears new clothes and jewelery. All women keep fast 3 days before this day. But many keep fast only on the day of Vat Savitri, and take food after worship. This worship is done under the tree of Vat. Therefore, after clearing a place under the tree, keep all the necessary worship materials there, after which the idols of Satyavan and Savitri are removed and installed in the root of the Vat tree, and offer red clothes to these idols. Take a bamboo basket, keep seven kinds of grains in it, which is covered with 2 pieces of cloth. In another bamboo basket, keep the statue of Goddess Savitri.

Along with Dhup, Deep, Kumkum, Akshat, Moli, etc. have the material of worship. Now offer water to the Vat tree, offer Kumkum, Akshat, as well as worship Goddess Savitri. After this Satyavan with bamboo fan and Lets air the idol of Savitri. Women put a leaf of the Vat tree in their hair and then pray with a sincere heart. Then take a thread of red molly / yarn and tie it around the vat tree, do it 7 times. After this, listen to the story of Satyavan and Savitri fast from a priest or Panditji. After the story is over, the Panditji, who tells the story, is given Dakshina according to his ability. After doing this, he donates the Brahmin and the needy. Prasad of gram and jaggery is given to everyone. Then, by touching the feet of all the elders in the house, women seek blessings to be happy forever. In the evening, they open their fast by consuming sweets made from home or brought from any shop, the importance of Vat Savatri Vrat and Vat Purnima Vrat is same, it is celebrated a few days back and forth.

Vat tree has special importance in Hinduism

Like the peepal tree in the scriptures, the banyan tree also has special significance. In the Puranas, it is believed that Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva reside in the Vatavriksha. Therefore, it is believed that sitting under this tree and doing pooja and Katha fulfills all desires. This tree remains for a long time, hence it is also called Akshayavat.

Vatavriksha is special in many ways, firstly this tree is known for its vastness. Vatavriksha is good for the environment, it gives coolness and purity to the environment and it is also beneficial from spiritual perspective. Therefore, this tradition of worshiping the Vatavriksha as Vat Savitri fast reflects the dignity of Indian culture and it also teaches the importance of trees.

Stories of Vat Savitri Fast

Savitri was the daughter of King Ashwapati. The king was found compassionate by the goddess Savitri after doing a lot of worship. Hence the king named his daughter 'Savitri'. Savitri was very beautiful and virtuous, but after much effort from her father, Savitri could not get a quality groom like her. Finally defeated, the king sent Savitri himself in search of the groom. At the same time Savitri got Satyavan and accepted Satyavan as a groom. Satyavan was a royal family but circumstances had taken away his rule and his parents had become blind.

Even before the marriage of Satyavan and Savitri, Narad Muni had told Savitri that Satyavan was not short-lived but short-lived, so Savitri should not marry him. But Savitri did not listen to Devarshi Narada and married her and said that woman only once in life, she does not remember her husband again and again. That is why I have once accepted Satyavan as a groom, so I have to fight against him even for death.

When the time of Satyavan's death came near, Savitri gave up food and water three days ago. On the day of death, when Satyavan went to cut wood in the forest, Savitri also went with him and when Yamraj came to pick him up Savitri also went with him. Seeing this, Yamraj started to convince them, yet she did not return. Then Yamraj told Savitri that you can ask for any groom except Satyavan's life.

In such a situation, Savitri sought the eyes of her blind mother-in-law and the lost father-in-law of the father-in-law, but did not return. Seeing Savitri's love for her husband, Yamraj was moved and asked Savitri to ask for a bride, then Savitri asked for the groom to be the mother of Satyavan's sons.

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