Vat Purnima is a festival celebrated in Indian states of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Orissa on the full moon day (Pournima) in the Hindu calendar month of Jyeshta which falls in the month of June in the Gregorian Calendar.
On this day married women perform fast and pray for prosperity and longevity of their husbands by tying threads around a banyan tree (wata) known as Peepal Puja on this day.
Please find below Vat Savitri Vrat Katha which married women read on this day while performing the Vat Savitri Puja.
Vat Savitri Vrat Katha :
According to Vat Savitri Katha, Savitri was the beautiful and charming daughter of king Aswapati of Madra Desa. She had chosen Satyawaan as her life’s partner who was a prince in exile, living in the forest with his blind father Dyumatsen. The princess savitri left the dignitaries of palace and started living in forest with her husband and the in-laws in the forest. She took all pains and started looking to all her responsibilities as a devoted wife and daughter in-law.
One unfortunate day, Satyawaan fell down from a tree and expired in the lap of his beloved wife, Savitri. As soon as the Satyawaan died, Yamraj appeared to take away the soul of Satyawaan from his body. But the deeply moved wife of Satyawaan, Savitri strongly pleaded and appealed to Yamraj for her husband’s life. She cried and begged for not getting separated from her husband. If at all he would take away the soul of her husband she would also end her life. Yamraj, the god of death, moved by the sheer determination and love of Savitri and returned the life of her husband.
Satyawaan came to life again and both of them lived happily thereafter. Like this Savitri achieved her husband’s life back with her dedication and devotion towards her husband.
On the occasion of Vat Purnima, married women read this Vat Savitri Vrat Katha before performing Vat Savitri Puja.
Vat Savitri Vrat Katha Video :
Vat Savitri Pooja – Vat Purnima 2018 Date :
In 2018, Vat Savitri Pooja – Vat Purnima will be celebrated on 27th June 2018.