Here is the Vat Savitri Vrat Vidhi or the procedure to observe Vat Savitri Vrat. Vat Savitri Vrat is observed in Jyeshta Month. Jyeshta Amavasya in North India is observed as Vat Savitri Amavasya. Jyeshta Purnima is observed as Vat Savitri Vrat in Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Karnataka.
On this occasion of Vata Savitri Vrat women keep fast For their husbands, women wear bridal type dresses and jewellery. Their fast is observed the whole night till the next morning. After breaking their fast, fruits, clothes and such other articles are given in charity in a bamboo basket to the Brahmins.
Vat Savitri Vrat – Parikrama around Vat Vriksha
Women worship a banyan (vata) tree, and listen to the story of Savitri in groups. after all this women can offer prayer and worship. during this puja women pray for good health of their husbands. women feed water to the tree, sprinkle red powder (kumkum) on it, cotton threads are wrapped round tree’s trunks and then they go seven times round and do the parikrama.
Bhoga for Vat Savitri Vrat
All Hindu women observe this festival by worshiping and propitiating Savitri as a Devi. In the early morning, women take purifying baths, wear new clothes and bangles, and apply vermilion to their foreheads. Nine types of fruits and nine types of flowers are offered to the Goddess.
Wet pulses, rice, mangos, jackfruits, palm fruits, kendu, bananas and several other fruits are offered as Bhoga (offering) and observe the festival with Savitri Vrata katha. After fasting for the whole day, the fasting women simply take the Bhoga. In the afternoon, when formalities of worship are over, they bow to their respective husbands and elderly people.