Vat Savitri Puja 2020: History, Date, Significance and Puja Vidhi

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INDIA, May 20, 2020 (Newsd): Vat Savitri Puja or Vat Savitri Poornima is observed by married Hindu women in North India for the well-being, prosperity, and longevity of their husbands. This year the festival will be celebrated on May 22. Women fast for the whole day and wear new clothes and accessories. The prayer and pujas associated with Vat Savitri are observed at the community level or individually at home. Vat Savitri is widely celebrated in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Bihar, Haryana, and Punjab.

On this day, women usually worship the Banyan tree as it represents Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. The root represents Lord Brahma, the stem represents Lord Vishnu and the upper portion is Lord Shiva. Vat Savitri Vrat Fasting begins on the Trayodashi day of Jyeshtha month and ends on Purnima. The fast is broken on the fourth day. Nowadays, many women observe the fasting only on the day of Purnima.

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