Vat Savitri Amavasya Vrat Puja is observed as Jyeshtha Maas Puja in the month of Jyeshtha on Amavasya, under the Banyan tree by Hindu married women. They wish good health, safety, and long life for their husbands.
Why Jyeshtha Maas is a significant sacred month?
People celebrate as the Jyeshtha Maas Bada Mangal Puja on all Tuesdays, in Jyeshtha Maas, dedicate to Lord Hanuman.
Women observe Vat Savitri Amavasya Vrat Puja or fast in Jyeshtha Maas to destroy the bad effects of their karma or Pitra Dosha problems.
This helps them to fulfill their long-awaited desires. Jyeshtha Shraddha Amavasya is significant for getting rid of Pitra Dosha problems. People perform Snan-Daan or charity rituals.
Vat Savitri Amavasya Vrat Puja/Jyeshtha Amavasya Puja 2023 date
Jyeshtha Amavasya Vrat Tithi falls this year on Friday, May 19, 2023. This is celebrated mainly in Northern India.
Hindus observe this fast or Vrat according to the Purnimant calendar on Jyeshtha Amavasya.
This Amavasya fast will be on May 19, 2023 for those who follow the Purnimant calendar, in India, Nepal, and different parts of the world.
Others also observe this fast (Snan-Daan, Vrat) in Jyeshtha Maas, but on Jyeshtha Purnima, which is on June 3, 2023.
Significance of Vat Savitri Amavasya Vrat, Puja and Remedial measures:
Women observe his fast to destroy the bad effects of sins and fulfill their long-awaited desires.
It is believed that Savitri brought back her husband Satyavan on this Amavasya Tithi after praying to Yamraj.
Married women keep fast and recite Vat Savitri Katha to pray for the well-being and long lives of their husbands.
Take a bath or holy dip in river water on Jyestha Snaan-Daan Shraddha Amavasya which is on May 19, 2023.
Worship and offer Jal (holy water) to Lord Shiva and Vishnu.Then offer water to Vat Vriksha (Banyan tree).
Donate food, sesame seeds (black till) water, cold drink to poor people, or food to cows, street dogs, birds, or ants.
Donate clothes or bedding(Snaan and Anna, Jal, Vastra Daan)to needy old or poor persons. You may also donate some money as Dakshina to Brahmins.
People believe that sinful deeds of the past life will be destroyed by doing all these Snaan-Daan rituals.
Besides Jyeshtha Amavasya, Jyeshtha Purnima is also an important and sacred Tithi for Vrat and Puja.
Dates for Jyeshtha Maas Purnima 2023 and Bada Mangal of Jyeshtha Maas.
According to the Purnimanta calendar, Jyeshtha Maas Purnima is the last day of Jyeshtha Maas, happens on June 3, 2023.
Significantly, the last Tuesday of Jyeshtha Maas, if falls on Purnima becomes more auspicious.
Jyeshtha Maas Bada Mangal celebration
This year Jyeshtha Maas has five Bada Mangal or Budhaau Mangal (Tuesday), which will fall on May 9, May 16, May 23, and May 30, 2023.
People in Lucknow celebrate Jyeshtha Maas Bada Mangal, and dedicate all Tuesdays in the Jyeshtha month to Lord Hanuman.
Though, now the devotees in some other cities like Prayagraj and Barabanki of Uttar Pradesh, also celebrate this festival.
Significance of Bada Mangal
Nowadays, Bada Mangal is an important day for performing Hanuman Puja and distributing Prasad on the spot at the Bhandara. That is why this day becomes more significant as it provides food to a large number of poor people.
This includes Puri, Sabzi, prepared in traditional style, and Bundi(a kind of sweet made from gram flour or Besan).