Vat Savitri Puja is one of the widely celebrated festivals in India. This puja is performed to pay respect to Savitri's determination and devotion to bring her husband back to life. She managed to plead Lord of Death, Yama to leave her husband by sheer devotion. Married women throughout India take part in this puja to pray for their husband's long life.
Celebration of Vat Savitri Puja
Taking part in this festival requires one to follow a number of rituals and practices. Hindu married women observe the various rituals. They wake up early in the morning and take a bath to wear new clothes. They also wear new ornaments and apply vermilion on their forehead. Then they offer rice, wet pulses, lemon, banana and other fruits as bhog. The women also observe fast for the whole day. After, the puja is over, they consume this bhog. Moreover, bowing low in front of their respective husband is also an integral part of the rituals of this festival.
Time of Vat Savitri Puja
The Vat Savitri Puja is all set to be celebrated on June 3rd, this year.