Vat Savitri Vrata is observed by women on Purnima (full moon day) in Jyeshta mas. This day is also called as Vat Savitri Purnima or Vat Purnima. Vat Savitri Vrata is a ritual and custom performed by every married woman for her husbands well-being and long life. In some areas, Vat Puja is also observed on Jyeshta Amvasya day (Vat Amavasya or Savitri Amavasya Vrat).
When is Vat Savitri Vrata 2017 – The date of Vat Amvasya, Vat Purnima vrat in 2017
Vat Amavasya or Savitri Amavasya Brata date in North Indian Hindi calendars and Odisha calendar is – May 25, 2017. (Sabitri Chaturdashi in Bengal: May 24, 2017)
Vat Purnima or Vat Savitri Purnima Vrata 2017 date in North Indian Hindi calendars, Orissa calendars, and other lunar calendars (Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada and Telugu calendars) is: June 8, 2017 (Vat Savitri Vrat begins on 6 June and ends on 8 June)
Vat Amavasya or Savitri Amavasya 2017 date in Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada and Telugu calendars is: June 24, 2017.
Vata Savitri Vrata 2017 date in USA – As per Hawaii, PST, CST, EST, and MST – June 8
Vata Savitri Vrata 2017 date in UK and other parts of Europe – June 8
Vata Savitri Vrata 2017 date in UAE and other parts of Gulf countries – June 8
Vata Savitri Vrata 2017 date in Australia – June 8
Vata Savitri Vrata 2017 date in New Zealand – June 8
Vata Savitri Vrata 2017 date in Singapore – June 8
Vata Savitri Vrata 2017 date in Malaysia – June 8
Legend and Story of Vata Savitri Vratam – What is the significance and importance of Vat Savitri Vrata Puja?
Vat Savitri Vrata Puja is dedicated to Sati Savitri, who fought with Lord Yama, the God of death, and finally got her husbands life back. When Savitris husband Satyavant destined to die within a particular time but she observed a great penance which made her husband to live longer. Lord Yama was very much determined to take away Savitris husband Satyavants life. But Savitris great dedication and devotion towards her husband results in regaining Satyavants life as well as his kingdom. Vata Savitri Vratam is especially dedicated to the married life of Savitri and Satyavant.
Customs and Rituals of Vat Savitri Vrata:
Sati Savitri is worshipped as the deity during Vat Savitri Vrata. Early morning on the Vat Savitri Vrata day, married women perform ritual bath and after wearing new clothes. During the puja, devotees offer Bhoga (food offerings) to Savitri Devi and worship her with utmost devotion.