Vat Savitri Vrat 2023: Why Vat Savitri Vrat is observed twice in an interval of 15 days, worship will be done on Jyestha Purnima

Vat Savitri Vrat 2023: For the long life of the husband and unbroken good fortune, married women keep the fast of Vat Savitri. This is one of the main fasts observed in the month of Jyestha. But do you know that in the month of Jyestha, Vat Savitri fast is observed twice in an interval of 15 days.

Let us tell you that the fast of Vat Savitri is to be observed on the new moon day and full moon day of Jyeshtha month. In many areas of India, on Jyeshtha Amavasya and in some areas on Jyeshtha Purnima, women observe Vat Savitri fast. But the law, story, rules and importance of worshiping on both the dates are the same.

Vat Savitri Vrat (Amavasya Tithi)

On 19 May 2023, in the month of Jyeshtha, married women worshiped the banyan tree by keeping a fast for Vat Savitri and wished for the long life of their husband. It is customary to keep Vat Savitri fast especially in areas like Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana which falls on Jyestha Amavasya.

Vat Savitri Vrat (Full Moon Date)

Now married women will keep Vat Savitri fast on 4th June, on the day of Jyestha Purnima. The fast of Vat Savitri is mainly observed in many regions including Maharashtra, Gujarat and South India on the date of Jyestha Purnima.

Why it is kept twice with an interval of 15 days?

Vat Savitri fast is observed on Jyeshtha Amavasya and Jyeshtha Purnima. But what is the reason behind this that the same fast is observed twice in the same month with an interval of 15 days. While the worship, rituals, story and importance etc. are same in both the festivals. Let us know about it.

According to Skanda Purana and Bhavishya Purana, Vat Savitri’s fast is observed on the full moon day of Shukla Paksha of Jyestha month. But according to Nirchanamrutadi, it has been told about the law of observing this fast on the new moon day of Krishna Paksha of Jyestha month. Whereas in India, people do it on both Amavasya and Purnima dates. While the only difference between the two is the dates and all other methods are the same.

This is the main reason

According to the story of Vat Savitri Vrat, Savitri had sought three boons from Yamraj to save the life of her husband Satyavan. In the last and third boon, Savitri asked Yamraj for the boon of being the mother of 100 sons. Then finally Yamraj had to return Satyavan’s life. It is said that the day Yamraj brought back Satyavan’s life was the day of Jyestha Amavasya. That’s why women observe Vat Savitri fast on Jyestha Amavasya.

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