Everything you need to know about Vat Purnima Vrat today
Today is Jyeshtha Purnima. On this day, married women observe VAT Purnima Vrat dedicated to the goddess Savitri. As the name suggests, Jyeshtha Purnima is celebrated during the Full Moon of the month of Jyeshtha, according to the Hindu calendar. Women pray for the happiness of their husbands on VAT Purnima. In addition to worshiping the goddess Savitri, Lord Brahma, Yama and Sage Narada are also worshiped on Vat Purnima. the Jyeshtha Purnima Vrattithi or time lasts from 12:27 a.m. on June 23 to 12:24 a.m. on June 24.
Jyeshtha Wat Purnima Vrat: Meaning and puja vidhi
Worship the banyan tree or VAT Vriksh is of great importance on Jyestha Purnima. The banyan tree is highly respected in India because it provides shade from the sunlight thanks to its huge canopy. From time immemorial, it has been known that tired travelers rest under the VAT Vriksh. The tree is considered a symbol of divinity and purity. According to Hindu scriptures, the VAT Vriksh represents the trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwar – the three gods who preserve the universe. Devotees believe that doing Jyeshtha Purnima Vrat Puja with devotion brings happiness and prosperity to the family.
VAT Purnima Vrat puja vidhi
- Women usually take a bath with sesame (til) and currant (amla) added to the water.
- They fast that day but vrat food is allowed if someone cannot go without food for health reasons.
- Women who observe Wat Purnima Vrat wear new clothes and bracelets. Many women also apply mehendi.
- The Jyeshtha Purnima puja is done under a banyan tree and if it is not found in the vicinity, a twig of the tree is kept for puja.
- Photos of Satyavan and Savitri are placed at puja place and vermilion or sindur and turmeric are applied.
- Red thread, water, flowers, gram seeds, rice are needed for the puja and special satvik objects are offered to the banyan tree.
- Women walk around Wat Vriksh (parikrama) with the red thread while singing mantras.
- History or katha of Savitri and Satyavan is read together.
- the puja is concluded with aarti and the distribution of prasad.