Vat Savitri Amavasya Vrat Puja is observed as Jyeshtha Amavasya Puja in the month of Jyeshtha on Amavasya, under the Banyan tree by Hindu married women. They wish good health, safety, and longevity for their spouses.
Why Jyeshtha Maas is a significant sacred month?
Bada Jyeshtha Mangal
People celebrate as the Jyeshtha Maas Bada Mangal Puja on all Tuesdays, in Jyeshtha Maas, dedicate to Lord Hanuman. It starts on Tuesday, May 9, 2023. The name Bada Mangal is given for all the Jyeshtha month Tuesdays as Bada means Jyeshtha or eldest.
The date for Jyeshtha Purnima falls on Saturday June 3, 2023.
Those states who follow Amavashyanta Calendar celebrate Jyeshtha Maas Purnima. They observe this fast on Purnima (Vrat and snan-daan).
Vat Savitri Amavasya Vrat/ Shani Jayanti 2023
People also celebrate Jyeshtha Amavasya as Shani Jayanti or Shanichari Amavasya.
Shanichari Amavasya begins at 09:42 PM on 18th May and ends at 09:21 PM, on 19th May, 2023.
Why do women observe Vat Savitri Amavasya Vrat/ Puja?
Women observe Vat Savitri Amavasya Vrat Puja or fast in Jyeshtha Maas wishing all the best for for their husband’s future. This fast is believed to destroy all the bad effects of their karma or Pitra Dosha problems.
This helps them to get the blessings and 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 Purnimanta calendar, in India, Nepal, and different parts of the world.
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.
They prepare delicious sweet fried flour balls for Prashad.
Method for Vrat and Puja for both Jyeshtha Amavasya and Jyeshtha Purnima is the same.
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).
Light mustard oil Deepak under a Peepal tree on Jyeshtha Amavasya.
Donation or Daan
Donate food, sesame seeds (black till) water, cold drink to poor people, or food to cows, street dogs, birds, or ants.
Try to help poor with food. Donate black sesame (Kala Til), Jaggery (Gur), black Urad Daal, mustard oil and other black things (like shoes and chappals) on Jyeshtha Amavasya.
After bathing (Snaan) donate clothes or bedding ( 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.
Do not hurt elderly people. Respect older persons and try to help them as much as you can.
Behaviour with your subordinates and the people who work to help you should be good.
Do not eat non-vegetarian food (Satvik food) on Jyeshtha Amavasya or Shani Jayanti. End the fast with Satvik food.
Chant “Om Shan Shanishcharae Namah” .
Read Hanuman chalisa. You can read it for 11 times.
Besides Jyeshtha Amavasya, Jyeshtha Purnima is also an important and sacred Tithi for Vrat and Puja.
Significance and dates for Jyeshtha Maas Purnima 2023
This is for those people who follow Amavashyanta Calendar.
According to the Purnimanta calendar, Jyeshtha Maas Purnima is the last day of Jyeshtha Maas, happens at 11:16 AM on June 3, 2023. Purnima ends at 09:11 PM on June 4, 2023.
Significantly, the last Tuesday of Jyeshtha Maas, if falls on Purnima becomes more auspicious.
Jyeshtha Maas Bada Mangal dates and places of 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.
The food includes Puri, Sabzi, prepared in traditional style, and Bundi(a kind of sweet made from gram flour or Besan).