Vat Savitri Vrat 2019 Date and Timing, History, Shubh Muhurat, Puja Vidhi, Importance
New Delhi : Vat Savitri Vrat 2019 will be celebrated on June 3, Monday. Vat Savitri Vrat is a Hindu festival is mostly followed in the North Indian states like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, and Haryana. The fasting ritual begins on the ‘trayodashi’ (13th day) and ends on Purnima or Amavasya.
Vat Savitri Vrat History
Vat Savitri Vrat is observed by married Indian women for the well-being and longevity of their husbands and children. According to the Hindu legends it is said that on this day, Devi Savitri compelled Lord Yamaraja, the God of Death to return the life of Satyawan, her husband. Lord Yamaraja was so pleased with her devotion that He gave back her dead husband. From then onwards, married women offer prayers to the ‘Vat ‘(Bargad) tree and Savitri is also worshipped as ‘Devi Savitri’ on this day.
Importance of Vat Savitri Vrat
As per Hindu mythology, it is believed that the Vat (Banyan) tree stands for ‘Trimurtis’ which means representing Lord Vishnu, Lord Brahma, and Lord Shiva. Thus, the devotees get blessed with good fortune by worshipping the banyan tree.
The significance and glory of this fast are also mentioned in numerous scriptures and Puranas such as Skanda Purana, Bhavishyottara Purana, Mahabharata, etc.
The fast and puja of Vat Savitri are performed by the Hindu married women so that their husbands get blessed with prosperity, good health, and longevity.
The observance of the Vat Savitri Vrat is a token of devotion and true love by a married woman to her husband.
Significance of Vat Savitri Vrat:
On Vat Savitri Vrat, devotees worship the ‘Vat’ or Banyan tree. As per the Hindu mythology, the Banyan tree is a symbolic representation of the ‘Trimurtis’ namely, Brahma, Vishnu, and Mahesh. The roots of the tree represent Lord Brahma, the stem is symbolic of Lord Vishnu and the upper portion of the tree is Lord Shiva. Moreover, the whole ‘Vat’ tree is symbolic of ‘Savitri’.