New Delhi | Jagran Lifestyle Desk: Every year Hindu women across the country observe a fast on the occasion of Vat Savitri Puja for the well being of their husbands. According to the Hindu calender, it is celebrated on the Vaishak Vaidya Chaturdashi Amavasya (no moon night), every year. This year Vat Savitri 2020 will be celebrated on 22nd May, Friday.

The Vat Savitri Vrat day is celebrated to remember the bravery of Savitri who fought with Yamraj(the deity of death) to bring her husband Satyavan back to life. Hence, on this day women observe fast and pray to Vat Savitri to bless their husbands with long life and health.

Though in North India the fast is observed on Amavasya, in South India, the same festival is celebrated on Purnima (Full Moon Day) in the month of Vaishakh.

Vat Savitri Vrat 2020 Tithi and Muhurat:

Amavasya Tithi

Begins - 09:35 PM on May 21, 2020 and Ends - 11:08 PM on May 22, 2020.

Vat Savitri Amavasya: May 22, 2020, Friday.

(South Indian puja date) Vat Savitri Purnima Vrat on June 5, 2020, Friday.

Story of Vat Savitri Puja 2020: 

After a dormancy of many years, king Asvapati finally gets blessed with his first child, a little princess, Savitri. Savitri was a beautiful and pure princess. After the princess grows into a young woman, Savitri's father, asked her to choose a groom on her own.

This takes Savitri on a pilgrimage, where she meets Satyavan, the son of blind King Dyumatsena, who stays in the forest. Post returning from the pilgrimage, Savitri told her father about her decision, which makes her father unhappy, as Satyavan was cursed to die after a year of his marriage.

Despite all the rebels, Savitri married Satvayan, and they both live a happy life together until three days before their first marriage anniversary. Looking at the approaching death of her husband Savitri pledges to fast, and pray to gods for her husband's well being.

Although on the day of first anniversary, Satavyan died in the lap of Savitri, under a Banyan tree. But when the god of death, Yamaraj arrives to take Satvyan's soul, Savitri followed him.

Inspired by the dedication of Savitri, Yamaraj offered her any boon except the life of her husband. So Savitri demands three wishes, eyesight, and restoration of the kingdom for her father-in-law, a hundred children for her father, and then a hundred children for herself and Satyavan.

This makes the Yamaraj puzzled as a dead man can't reproduce, and impressed by her wit Yamaraj grants her another boon, and this time he does not keep any conditions in front of her, therefore, Savitri asked for the life of her husband. Yamaraj grants her the wish and Savitri and Satavyan live together happily ever after.

Posted By: Talib Khan