Indian women fast like Savitri on the full moon day and celebrate Vat Savitri Vrat.
It is believed that the death of God Yamdeva spared Savitri husband life and after that Vat, Savitri Vrat was started.
The Vada tree is worshipped in Jyeshtha Pournima, and Jyeshtha Pournima is also known as Vatpoornima.
Married women worship the spirit of the Vada tree on this day.
June 5, 2020, is the full moon. In fact, Vat Savitri fast is a three-day fast.
This Vat Savitri Vrat starts on June 3. The writings say that women who cannot fast for a full three days should only fast on the day of Vatpoornima.
Vat Savitri Vrat 2020: Date, Time, Shubh Muhurat and its Tale
On Vatsavitri day, married women worship the Vada tree and pray for her husband’s longevity.
After completing the morning routine, the Vada tree is praised by wearing a traditional outfit named Saubhagyalankar.
In modern times, the practice of bringing the branch of the Vada home and worshipping has started. However, it is advised not to do so.
Vat Savitri Vrat 2020 Time & Date
- Vatpoornima: June 5 2020
- Full moon starts June 15, 2020, at 3:15 p.m.
- End of the full moon: June 6, 2020, at 12:42 p.m.
Since the whole day is a full moon, Vadapujan should be performed in the morning by making a resolution of Vat Savitri Vrat according to your time.
Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 Crises, all women are urged to stay at home and worship Vatsavitri as much as possible.
Vat Savitri Vrat is for three days
Vat Savitri vows are performed by married women on the superior full moon day. Some women even starve for three days.
The three-day fast begins two days before the full moon. The realities say that all the three days of this Vat Savitri Vrat the women should fast throughout the day.
However, those who cannot fast for three whole days should starve all day and can eat at night. In the Vat Savitri Vrat of three days, the devotions of the Vada tree should be performed daily.
However, if it is not possible to worship the Vada every day, it is said that daily worship, chanting and remembrance of the name should be done at home.
On the third day, in the morning, after daily rituals, bathing, daily prayers to God, Tulsi Pujan, one should go to the Vada tree.
Vat Savitri Vrat Pujan
- One of the purposes of worship is to express gratitude for the importance of Vada in terms of ecology.
- If it is not possible to worship the actual Vada tree, use an image of the Vada tree.
- Place the image of Vada tree on the wall after that the deities should be invoked.
- Offer Panchamrit with a mixture of ghee, milk, honey, curd and sugar. Then offer pure water.
- Offer turmeric-kumkum, flowers, fruits.
- Incense, lamps, offerings should be provided.
Vat Savitri Vrat Prayer
Savitri Brahmasavitri Sarvada Priyabhasini |
Ten satyen ma pahi dukh-sansar-sagarat
Aviogo yatha deva savitrya sahitasya te |
Aviyogo tathasmakan bhuyat janmani janmani ||
Watagre tu Shivo Dev: Savitri Vatsanshrita
Vat Savitri Vrat is on June 5, know the whole story of Vat Savitri Vrat
Vatamule is falling on June 5. This fast is celebrated every year on Jyestha Purnima. Married women observe this fast to get the blessings of Akhand Saubhagyavati.
On this day there is special worship of Vat tree. But according to the belief, the virtue of observing Vat Purnima fast is obtained only when the story of this fast is heard.
Vat Savitri Vrat myth is as follows
According to the legend, there was a king named Ashwapati. Savitri was born as a daughter to the king’s house. When she was married, the king sent Savitri along with her minister to choose her husband.
Savitri chose Satyavan to suit her mind. Satyavan Maharaj was the son of Dumatsen, whose kingdom has been taken away, who has become blind and lived in the forests along with his wife.
At the same time, when Savitri returned after getting married, Narada Ji congratulated Ashwapati. At the same time, Naradamuni said that Satyavan is of a short age.
He will die soon. On hearing Naradji, King Ashwapati’s face shrivelled. He advised Savitri to choose her husband to someone else.
Savitri finds out the time of Satyavan’s death from Naradji. Savitri started fasting three days before the day told by Naradji.
When Satyavan went to the forest to cut wood on the fixed date by Naradji, she also left with Satyavan after taking orders from his mother-in-law.
Satyavan reached the forest and climbed a tree to cut wood. After jumping on the tree, his head started experiencing severe pain.
He descended and died. Savitri lays him under the banyan tree and puts his head on her thigh.
Seeing this, Yamraj explained the outline of the law of Brahmaji in front of Savitri and took the life of Satyavan. ‘Somewhere there is a mention that the snake-bitten Satyavan is lying under the tree.’
Savitri along with Satyavan under the Vat tree and followed Yamraj. After coming back, Savitri was ordered by Yamraj to return to him.
On this, she said, Maharaj, I can’t leave my husband alone. I will come along with him, and this is religion, this is dignity.
Pleased with the devotion of Savitri, Yamraj said that ask for anything other than the life of her husband. Savitri asked Yamraj for the light and longevity of the mother-in-law’s eyes.
Yamraj and Aastu moved forward. Savitri followed Yamraj. When Yamraj asked Savitri to come back after her, Savitri said that there is no meaning of a woman’s life without a husband.
Yamraj was happy with Savitri’s husband’s fasting religion and asked for a blessing again. This time she prayed to bring back his father-in-law’s kingdom.
Yamraj went ahead by saying Vastu. Savitri still followed Yamraj. This time Savitri asked Yamraj to be the boon of becoming the mother of hundred sons.
When Yamaraj goes ahead by saying Aastastu, Savitri said you have given me the boon of hundred sons, but how can I become a mother without a husband. Complete your third boon.
Knowing Savitri’s devotion, knowledge, wisdom and husband’s religion, Yamraj freed Satyavan’s life from his loop.
Savitri took Satyavan’s life under the Vat tree where Satyavan’s dead body was kept.
When Savitri turned around the tree, Satyavan became alive. Pleased, Savitri reached her mother-in-law and got her husband back.