Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Vat Savitri Vrat - Bring Bliss & Contentment In Married Life

Today, i.e. on June 04 is Vat Savitri Vrat. This day is especially dedicated to married Hindu woman. If you are lacking that love and affection in your conjugal life, then Vat Savitri could be your key. Proceeds toward a successful and everlasting married life with Vat Savitri Vrat.

Vat Savitri Vrat in 2014 will be observed on May 28.

Vat Savitri, the day that adds longevity to husband's life, as per the Hindu calendar it falls on the Amavasya of Krishna Paksha, during the Jyeshta month. For every Hindu woman, Vat Savitri is highly sacred, she prays for the long life of her husband and seeks blessings to get pleasure of having a child. This is the day when women dress beautifully in traditional wear, adorn jewellery and makeup just like a newly married bride. Though Vat Savitri continues for a period of three consecutive days, but we will talk only about the main day.

Vat Savitri Mythological Episode

Vat Savitri got its name from the very popular story of Savitri and Satyavan. Savitri, the beautiful princess, was the daughter of king Aswapati. She chose Satyavan as her life partner. Though Satyavan was a prince, but due to exile, he was residing in forest with his blind father, Dyumatsen. As a perfect wife, Savitri left the luxurious life and started living in the forest with her husband and in-laws. She served her family with all her heart and devotion.

Once while cutting woods in the forest, Satyavan felt unwell and fell down from the tree. His soul left his body when he was in his wife's lap. Being the lord of death, Yamraj came there to took away Satyavan's soul. Savitri, who loved her husband unconditionally, pleaded to Yamraj not to take away Satyavan’s soul. She told the Lord that if he will separate her from her husband then she will also die. Moved by the devotion of Savitri, Yamraj returned back Satyavan's life. From that day, Savitri came to be known as Sati Savitri. Women observe fast on the day of Vat Savitri, in the same way as Savitri did.

Reason Behind Worshiping Vat Tree

Worshipping Vat tree is the most sacred religious aspect of this day. It is believed that trinity of Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva resides inside the Vat trees. Its root signifies Brahma, stem depicts Vishnu, and upper part represents Shiva.

Their trio fulfills the wishes and desires of every woman who observes Vat Savitri Vrat and worships this religious tree. As a part of Vat Savitri day tradition, a red colored sacred thread (Roli) is tied around the Vat tree, while offering prayers. After this ritual, women swallow root of the tree with water.

Vat Savitri Puja Vidhi At Home

Savitri brought back the life of his dead husband from Yamraj with the observance of Vat Savitri Vrat. To perform the rituals of Vat Savitri day, these simple steps should be followed with a pure mind and soul.
  • Wake up early morning and take a holy bath
  • Using mud, create effigies of Savitri, Satyavan, Lord of death, Yamraj.
  • Worship these idols with sandalwood, saffron, incense sticks, fruits, and Roli (sacred red thread)
  • Listen to the mythological story of Savitri and Satyavan, with pure devotion
  • Begin observance of Vat Savitri Vrat
Vat Savitri Celebration Throughout The Country

This holy day is celebrated almost in every corner of the country. However, for the people of UP, Bihar, Orissa, and Delhi, Vat Savitri has immense importance. For the natives of South India, especially, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, Vat Savitri means Karadaiyan Nonbu.

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