Vat Savitri Vrat 2021: In North India, the fast and worship of Vat Savitri (Vat Savitri Vrat) are celebrated with full faith and reverence. While women perform the fast and puja of Vat Savitri for the longevity of their husbands, virgin girls also observe this fast for the desired bridegroom.
According to Hindi Panchang, the festival of Vat Savitri is celebrated every year on the Amavasya day of the senior month.
The significance of this day this year is even greater because while the solar eclipse is taking place on this day, Shani Jayanti will also be celebrated. On this day, Sahagian women worship the banyan tree as per tradition while observing a waterless fast for the good health and longevity of their husbands. But with the changing times, virgin girls are now also vowing to wish for a good groom. According to the English calendar, Vat-Savitri Vrat will be celebrated on June 10 this year.
Importance of gram in vat tree fast?
In the context of this fast of Krishna paksha of the senior month on the day of Amavasya, it is believed that on this day Savitri succeeded in pleasing Yamaraj and giving life to her deceased husband Satyavan. It is believed that Yamaraj had entrusted Satyavan’s life to Savitri as a gram, Savitri gave a new lease of life by placing the gram in her husband’s mouth. Therefore, gram is of special importance in Vat Savitri Puja.
Importance of banyan tree (Vat Varkash)
Vat Savitri Vrat worships the banyan tree. As far as the importance of the banyan tree (banyan) is concerned, in Hinduism, the vat tree is considered as dev tree. It is believed that Lord Brahma, Srihari, and Lord Shiva reside in the banyan tree. Trees have the highest age of banyan trees. The banyan tree is worshipped because its longevity, strength, and spiritual importance are also of paramount importance to the environment.
Method of Vat-Varkash Puja
Take a bath before sunrise in the morning and make full makeup and resolve to fast waterlessly. Place incense and lamps, red and yellow Kaleva, five types of fruits, sweets, dishes for offerings, roli, turmeric, akshat, sixteen makeup items, water in copper loaves, red cloth, and vermilion in a bamboo basket. Worship in the temple of the house first. Now add water, red flowers, and akshat to the copper leaves and offer them to the sun. Now install the statue of Savitri, Satyavan, and Yamaraj under the banyan tree located close to the house. Offer water at the root of the banyan tree. Light incense lamps, worship the banyan tree with flowers, akshat, fruit rolly, and sweets. Then wrap the raw yarn in the stem of the tree while rotating it 7 times. Now offer the makeup items to the tree, and listen to the story of Savitri-Satyavan with wet gram in your right hand. Now take the blessings of a soaked gram, some coins, and new clothes in the hands of your mother-in-law. Now, according to the belief, observe the fast by eating the temple of the banyan tree.
Vat Varsh Puja Muhurat
- Jyeshta Amavasya Start: 01.57 PM (June 9, Wednesday, 2021) from
- Jyeshta Amavasya Ends: 04.22 PM (June 10, Thursday, 2021) till 04.22 pm