Vat Purnima Vrat or Vat Savitri Purnima 2017 is being celebrated by Hindus across the country on Thursday. Vat purnima is observed by the married women. On this day the married women keep fast for their husbands’ long life and wellness.
Vat Purnimain other word is also known as called Vat Savitri puja. This puja is dedicated to Savitri who saved her husband Satyavan from the God of Death, Yama himself.
According to Hindu calendar, the auspicious festival is observed on Purnima or full moon of Jyestha by married women in the Western Indian states of Gujarat, Maharashtra and Karnataka. Vat Purnima Vrat Puja Vidhi is same as that of Vat Savitri with women tying a ceremonial sacred thread around a banyan tree, keeping fast and listening to Savitri-Satyavan Katha in Hindi.
In Purnimanta calendar Vat Savitri Vrat is observed during Jyeshtha Amavasya which coincides with Shani Jayanti. In Amanta calendar Vat Savitri Vrat, which is also called as Vat Purnima Vrat, is observed during Jyeshtha Purnima.
Vat Purnima Vrat Timings
Purnima Tithi Begins = 16:16 on 8/Jun/2017
Purnima Tithi Ends = 18:39 on 9/Jun/2017
On Vat Savitri Purnima married women offers nine kinds of fruits and flowers including rice grain, pulses, mangos, bananas, etc, as Bhoga to Savitri. They also tie the sacred thread around the banyan tree.
Vat Purnima Vrat Mantra
Padmapatrasamasinam Brahmanam Cha Chaturmukham।
Upavitadharam Devam Sakshasutrakamandalum॥
Vamotsangata Tasya Savitri Brahmanah Priya।
Adityavarnam Dharmajnam Sakshamalakaram Tatha॥
Dharmarajam Pitripatim Bhutanam Karmasakshinam।
Kaladandadharam Devam Mahisharudhameva Cha॥
Chintayami Cha Devesham Sarvapranihitaya Vai।
Vinam Dadhanam Devarshim Naradam Chintayamyaham॥