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 2016 – The date of Vat Amvasya, Vat Purnima vrat in 2016
Vat Amavasya or Savitri Amavasya Brata date in North Indian Hindi calendars and Orissa calendar is – June 5, 2016. (Sabitri Chaturdashi in Bengal: June 4, 2016)
Vat Purnima or Vat Savitri Purnima Vrata 2016 date in North Indian Hindi calendars, Orissa calendars, and other lunar calendars (Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada and Telugu calendars) is: June 20, 2016 (Vat Savitri Vrat begins on 19 June and ends on 21 June)
Vat Amavasya or Savitri Amavasya 2016 date in Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada and Telugu calendars is: July 4, 2016.
Vata Savitri Vrata 2016 date in USA – As per Hawaii, PST, CST, EST, and MST – June 20
Vata Savitri Vrata 2016 date in UK and other parts of Europe – June 20
Vata Savitri Vrata 2016 date in UAE and other parts of Gulf countries – June 20
Vata Savitri Vrata 2016 date in Australia – June 20
Vata Savitri Vrata 2016 date in New Zealand – June 20
Vata Savitri Vrata 2016 date in Singapore – June 20
Vata Savitri Vrata 2016 date in Malaysia – June 20
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.