Vat Purnima 2017 Date: Importance of Vat Savitri Pooja & Fasting


Vat Purnima Vrat 2017: The Vat Purnima Vrat is similar to Vat Savitri Vrat. Vat Purnima (June 8, 2017) is the traditional festival which is celebrated in different states of India by the married women. The states such as Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Punjab, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Haryana celebrate this festival in a very traditional manner. Tithi for Vat Savitri Pooja starts on June 8 from evening 4:16 Pm and ends on June 9 8:39 PM.

According to Hindu traditional calendar, the traditional festivals Amanta and Purnimanta occurs on the same day. The Northern states of India go in accordance with the Purnimanta Calendar whereas the Southern Parts of India go with Amanta Calendar. According to Vat Purnima Vrat Married women observe it earlier and make preparations for the celebrations.

Vat Purnima

For this Vat Purnima Festival, the Indian married women do fasts for the longevity and good health and prosperous for her beloved husband. This tradition is celebrated as in the epic Mahabharatha. It is the story of Savitri and Satyavan in the epic Mahabaratha. Savitri married Satyavan who is a blind son of the King. She saved him from the Lord Yama, Lord of Death and bring back his life to her husband Satyavan by her determined devotion to the god. In this way, Indian married women celebrate Vat Purnima Vrat for their husband by doing fasting and worshipping the God under Banyan Tree. They also tie the thread along the Banyan tree in the temple.

Vat Purnima

Vat Purnima Celebration

On this fine day, wives of Indian country pray to Divine for their Husband’s Prosperity and Longevity by doing Vat Purnima Pooja which includes by tying virtual threads around the trunk of the Banyan tree. This is called Peepal puja.

Vat Purnima

On this festival, women do fasts for their beloved husband and they wear bridal dresses and elegant jewellery. The fast starts from the evening and continues until next day morning. Then the women break their fast by offering charity to Brahmins. On this day they will be getting engaged in worshipping Banyan tree and listen to the legend of Savitri. Then the women offer water for the tree, and pour red Kumkum at the bottom and tie the threads around the trunk of the Banyan tree. Then women do Parikrama by rounding the tree for seven times. There comes the end of the Pooja.

Vat Savitri

Happy Vat Purnima Vrat and Vat Savitri Vrat wishes for married women in different states of India. People are wished to celebrate the festival as per the Indian tradition and hope every good thing will come to their life.


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