Phalaharni Amavasya Kalika Puja, Vat Savitri Vrat or Jyeshtha Amavasya is observed in Bengal, in the Jyeshtha Maas. God, Devi Kali, or the Deity Kali destroys the effects of past sinful deeds (Pap-karma) or Pitra Dosha.
Phalaharini Amavasya Kalika Puja, Vat Savitri Vrat, or Jyeshtha Amavasya is observed in Bengal and other northern, eastern, and central regions of India and Nepal.
Mostly Married Hindu women in western and northern India observe it.
Phalaharni Amavasya Kalika Puja
Phalaharni Kali Puja or Falaharini Kali Puja 1429/1430 festival falls in Jyestho Maas on Friday, 19th May 2023.
This significant Jyeshtha Amavasya Kalika Puja was started by Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa for the first time.
Though Phalaharini Kalika Puja, Jyeshtha Amavasya 2023 or Vat Savitri Amavasya Vrat and Puja begins on Friday, May 19, 2023, Snan-Daan Shraddha Amavasya is on the next day.
Phalaharni Amavasya Kalika Puja/Jyeshtha Amavasya/ Vat Savitri Vrat
People believe in West Bengal and eastern India that by keeping fast and performing Puja rituals during auspicious Phalaharni Kalika Amavasya. Maa Kali will be pleased and give her blessings and fulfill their long-awaited desires.
Vat Savitri Vrat is observed in Jyeshta Maas, during Jyeshtha Amavasya in the Purnimanta Lunar calendar. It is mainly followed in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Jammu, and Kashmir.
In the rest of the Indian states, people follow the Amant calendar. In these regions, Vat Purnima Vrat is also known as Vat Savitri Vrat.
It is observed during Jyeshtha Purnima(Jyeshtha Maas) in the Amant calendar according to the Indian calendar.
Phalaharni Jyeshtha Amavasya is also observed as Jyeshtha Shraddha Amavasya for getting rid of Pitra Dosha’s problems. People perform it by Snan-dan, doing charity rituals, and helping needy persons.
Devotees worship Goddess Kali with great enthusiasm on Jyeshtha Amavasya according to the north Indian or Bengali Calendar.
They offer a special puja (Shodashi) and special Bhoga or Mishti to please the Goddess Kali.