Vat Savitri Vrat has special significance in Hinduism. On this day, married women keep a fast for their good fortune. It is believed that Savitri revived her husband Satyavan by sitting under a banyan tree. According to the Hindu calendar, Vat Savitri Vrat is observed every year on the new moon day of Jyeshtha month. This year this date is falling on 10th June 2021, Thursday. The special thing is that on the day of Vat Savitri fast, Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Rahu will be seated in Taurus.
According to astrology, Venus is considered the factor of good luck and married life. On this day, the formation of Chaturgrahi Yoga in Taurus is considered very special. Chaturgrahi Yoga is formed when four planets are in one sign. It is believed that this yoga brings sweetness in married life and gets rid of sufferings.
This fast is kept for the longevity of the husband and the bright future of the children. Almost everyone must have heard the story of Mother Savitri. By observing Vat Savitri fast, married women get unbroken good fortune and children. Let us know about the Vat Savitri Vrat date, worship material, Muhurta, worship method and importance this year.
Special worship material is taken care of for this. By the way, Amavasya Tithi itself is an important date. But Shani Jayanti is also celebrated on the day of Jyeshtha Amavasya. Apart from this, solar eclipse is also happening on the day of Vat Savitri fast this year. Although this solar eclipse will not be visible in India, due to this its Sutak period will not be valid here. Let us know the worship time, fasting material, fasting method and importance of Vat Savitri fast.
Important worship materials for Vat Savitri Vrat
- Red-yellow kalava or raksha sutra
- Kumkum or roli
- Bamboo fan
- Incense, lamp, ghee-wick
- Ingredients for the sixteen makeup of the honeymooners
- Sindoor for worship
- Five types of fruit
- Puris, dumplings
- Soaked chickpeas
- Pot filled with water
- Banyan fruit
Vat savitri vrat puja vidhi:
For the worship of Vat Savitri Vrat, seven types of grains are kept in a bamboo basket which is covered with two pieces of cloth. The idol of Goddess Savitri is placed in another bamboo basket. Women offer Kumkum, Akshat by offering water to the Vat tree. Then the banyan tree is tied with a thread of cotton and seven rounds of it are made and the offering of gram jaggery is distributed. After this the women listen to the story.
Vat Savitri Amavasya Thursday, 10 June 2021
Amavasya date starts – 9th June 2021 from 01:57 pm
Amavasya date ends – June 10, 2021 till 04:22 pm
Fasting date – Friday 11 June 2021
Importance of Vat Savitri Vrat
According to religious beliefs, Mother Savitri had brought her husband’s life free from Yamraj. That is why this fast has special significance. In this fast, women worship the Vat tree and Savitri-Satyavan. According to religious beliefs, the three gods Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh reside in the banyan tree, due to which the married people get special fruits. According to the belief, only by listening to the story of Vat Savitri fast, all the wishes of a person are fulfilled. By this fast, married women get unbroken good fortune and children.
How to worship in Corona Pandemic?
Due to the Corona period, if you cannot go to worship the banyan tree, then you can worship the Tridev i.e. Brahma, Vishnu, and Mahesh at your home. Apart from this, pluck a branch of a banyan tree and plant it in a pot and worship it duly. Use water, molly, roli, raw cotton, soaked gram, flowers, and incense in worship. First of all worship the Vat tree. Then listen to the story of Savitri-Satyavan and tell others.