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 for wishing good health, safety and long life of their husbands.
Why Jyeshtha Maas is a significant sacred month?
In the Jyeshtha Maas Bada Mangal Puja is also celebrated on all the Tuesdays, dedicated to Lord Hanuman.
Vat Savitri Amavasya Vrata or fast is observed by women to destroy the bad effects of their karma or Pitra Dosha problems and to fulfill their long awaited desires, as well.
It is also observed as Jyeshtha Shraddha Amavasya for getting rid of Pitra Dosha problems by performing Snan-daan or charity rituals.
Vat Savitri Amavasya Vrat/Jyeshtha Amavasya 2022 date
Jyeshtha Amavasya Vrat Tithi falls this year on Monday, May 30, 2022. As Jyeshtha Amavasya Tithi is on Monday, it will be observed as Somvati Amavasya Vrat.
Fast or Vrat will be observed according to Purnimant calendar on Jyeshtha Amavasya which falls on Monday, 30th May, 2022 by the devotees who follow Purnimant calendar, in India, Nepal and different parts of the world.
Others also observe this fast (Snan-daan,Vrat) but on Jyeshtha Purnima.
Significance of Vat Savitri Amavasya Vrat and Remedial measures:
This fast is observed by women 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 well-being and long lives of their husbands and observe it with great devotion as Vat Savitri Amavasya Vrat and Vat Puja.
Method: Take bath or holy dip in river water on Jyestha Snaan-daan Shraddha Amavasya which is on Monday, May 30, 2022, 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.
You can also donate clothes or bedding(Snaan and Anna, Jal, Vastra Daan)to needy old or poor persons or donate some money as Dakshina to Brahmins.
It is believed, that the sinful deeds done in the past will be destroyed by doing all these Snaan-daan rituals.
Besides Jyeshtha Amavasya, Jyeshtha Purnima is also an important and sacred Tithi.
Dates for Jyeshtha Maas Purnima 2022 and Bada Mangal of Jyeshtha Maas.
According to Purnimanta calendar, Jyeshtha Maas Purnima is the last day of Jyeshtha Maas, which happens on the last Tuesday of Jyeshtha Maas, on June 14, 2022.
Jyeshtha Maas Bada Mangal celebration
This year Jyeshtha Maas has five Bada Mangal or Budhaau Mangal (Tuesday), which are on May 17, May 24, May 31, June 7 and June 14, 2022.
Jyeshtha Maas Bada Mangal dedicated to Lord Hanuman is celebrated only in Lucknow on all Tuesdays in the Jyeshtha month.
Though now devotees in some other cities like Prayagraj and Barabanki of Uttar Pradesh, also started celebrating this festival.
Bada Mangal is considered important for performing Hanuman Puja and distributing Prasad on the spot at the Bhandara which includes Puri, Sabzi, prepared in traditional style and Bundi(a kind of sweet made from gram flour or Besan).