Vat Savitri Vrat 2020 - Check Vat Savitri Vrat Date, Muhurat, History, Vat Savitri Puja Vidhi

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Vat Savitri Vrat 2020 - Vat Savitri Vrat 2020 which is also called Vat Purnima Vrat will be celebrated on May 22, 2020. It is an important observance for married Hindu women who observe fast and pray for the long life of their husbands and pray that they get to marry the same man for 7 more lifelines. Vat Savitri Vrat 2020 is dedicated to Savitri who saved her husband Satyavan from the God of Death, Yama himself. Vat Savitri Vrat 2020 is widely celebrated in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Bihar, Haryana, and Punjab. Know more details of Vat Savitri Vrat 2020, Fasting date and time, etc. from this article.

Vat Savitri Vrat 2020

Vat Savitri Vrat 2020 - The famous Vat Savitri Vrat (fast) is observed by married women pan India on the Amavasya (the no moon night) in the Jyeshtha month as per the Hindu Purnimanta calendar followed in North India. The day is dedicated to Savitri, who fought Yama - the god of death to bring back her dead husband Satyavan and eventually succeeded. On Vat Savitri Vrat, married women observe fast and pray for the well-being of their husbands. In South India, the same vrat is observed on Purnima (Full Moon Day) in the same month according to the Amanta calendar. This year, the Vat Savitri Vrat in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Punjab, and Haryana will be observed on May 22, 2020. 

Vat Savitri Amavasya Muhurat:

Vat Savitri Amavasya on Friday, May 22, 2020

Vat Savitri Purnima Vrat on Friday, June 5, 2020 (In Southern states)

Amavasya Tithi Begins - 09:35 PM on May 21, 2020

Amavasya Tithi Ends - 11:08 PM on May 22, 2020

What is the Vat Savitri Vrat Kath?

As a part of the celebration, married women mark their love for husbands by tying a ceremonial thread around a Banyan tree and listen to Katha. A Brahmin narrates the story of Savitri and Satyavan as depicted in Mahabharat. The Banyan tree holds a lot of significance. It is symbolically represented as three gods Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva. It is explained as: the root of Vat Vriksha is Brahma, the stem is Vishnu and the upper part is Shiva. As mythology says, Savitri got her husband back from the Yama (Yamraj) under this tree. Devotees soak fruits and pulses overnight to offer it as prasad. After completing all the rituals women seek blessings of their husbands and elder members of the family. There is also a tradition to donate food, clothes, and money.

Vat Savitri Puja Vidhi: 

  • After waking up early in the morning and taking a bath, women wear fresh clothes and get ready by doing solah shringar (applying sindoor, wearing bindi, bangles etc).
  • Collect all the puja ingredients and place them on a tray or a basket made of cane.
  • Visit a place that has a Banyan tree (Vat Vrishka).
  • Then place the idol Satyavan and Savitri to the left at the bottom of the tree's trunk. Leave some space and play the idol of Lord Yama to Satyavan's right.
  • Offer water, five fruits or 9 (depending upon your customs), incense stick, red cloth and vermilion to the idols. Then start circumambulating the tree and do as many parikramas as possible - 11, 21, 51 or 108 times while winding the yellow and red thread around the tree's trunk.
  • Then listen to the legend of Savitri and Satyavan (the Katha is an integral part of the puja and mandatory too). After going home, the fruits offered as prasad can be consumed. Later in the evening, one can consume sweets.
  • After this, women seek the blessings of the Lord and pray to goddess Savitri for the well-being of their spouses. The women who observe this fast also pay obeisance to the elderly in their family and husbands, seeking their aashirwad (blessings). 


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