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Vat Savitri Vrat 2022: Know The Shubh Muhurat, Significance & Legend

Vat Savitri Vrat has a special significance in Hindu culture.
Published -24 May 2022, 14:18 ISTUpdated -30 May 2022, 11:22 IST
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The Hindu festival of Vat Savitri, which is observed today, on May 30, 2022, has a special significance in Hindu Culture. It is a day when married women pray for the long life of their husbands as well as pray that they get to marry the same man for all seven lifetimes. This year, Vat Savitri Vrat is on the same day as Shani Jayanti.

Kalpesh Shah, CEO & Founder of MyPandit, and his team of astrologers says,"Vat Savitri Vrat is considered one of the most important Hindu festivals. On this auspicious day, married women observe fast and also pray for their husbands' long life and good health."

In some states like Maharashtra, Gujarat and other southern Indian states, Vat Savitri is observed on Purnima, while in states like Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Haryana and Punjab, women celebrate Vat Savitri on Jyeshtha Amavasya.

Kalpesh Shah on vat savitri vrat

Significance Of Vat Savitri Vrat 2022

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According to Hindu mythology, the Vat  (Banyan) tree represents the three supreme deities of Hinduism -  Lord Vishnu, Lord Brahma, and Lord Shiva. Those who worship the banyan tree are blessed with happiness and prosperity in life. It is said that Savitri saved her husband's life from death on this day. Vat Savitri Vrat signifies a married woman's dedication and sincere love for her husband.

Vat Savitri Vrat 2022: Date And Important Timings

Vat Savitri Amavasya Vrat Date: May 30, 2022 On Monday

Vat Savitri Purnima Vrat Date: June 14. 2022 on Tuesday

Amavasya Tithi Begins - 02:54 PM on May 29, 2022

Amavasya Tithi Ends - 04:59 PM on May 30, 2022

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The Legend of Vat Purnima Vrat

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According to the legend, King Ashvapati, the ruler of the Madra kingdom and his wife did not have any children for a long time. Once, one sage suggested both of them perform puja in the honour of Sun God Savitr. The deity was pleased with the couple's dedication and bestowed them a daughter, whom they called Savitri in honour of the deity. Despite being born to a king, the girl grew up with an ascetic life.

The king requested Savitri to find a suitable partner for herself. Savitri met Satyavan, the son of blind King Dyumatsena, while looking for a life partner. When she told her father about her decision, Narad Muni interfered and informed them that Satyavan's death was certain in a year's time. Her father asked her to reconsider her choice and told her to find someone else. But she refused her father's decision and married  Satyavan. They moved to the forest where his parents were living. Savitri began fasting three days before the fateful day and then accompanied her husband to the forest on the specified day. Satyavan died after he fell from a banyan tree while cutting wood. Yama, the ruler of death, comes to take Satyavan's soul. It is believed that Savitri continued to follow Yama and refused to hand her husband to Yama. Savitri followed Yama for three days, and that made Yama soften and ask her to wish for anything other than her husband's life.  She asked her to restore her father-in-law's kingdom and his vision and a hundred children with Satyavan. The last wish of Savitri puts Yama in a dilemma. But Yama was impressed by Savitri's dedication and bestowed her husband's life.

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