India is a country of diversity and great heritage. And one of the best examples of the same is the festivities. We have a long list of festivals across India – each of which is celebrated with great zeal and enthusiasm. While some of these festivals are popular across the country (such as Holi, Diwali, and Dussehra), some of the celebrations remain region-specific. One such festival is Vat Savitri Vrat or Vat Purnima. This festival is mainly observed in the states of Maharashtra, Gujarat and some parts of South India and is celebrated by married women for the health and prosperity of their husbands (just like Teej and Karwa Chauth). According to the Hindu calendar, this festival is celebrated every year on Purnima or the night of the full moon in the Jyestha month.
Vat Purnima 2022: Date and Time of Vat Savitri Vrat:
The vrat is named after the Hindu goddess Savitri who, according to the legends, claimed her husband’s life from the God of Death – Yamaraj with her devotion and perseverance. This year, Vat Savitri Vrat falls on June 14, 2022 (Tuesday).
Purnima Tithi starts – 21:02 on June 13, 2022
Purnima Tithi ends – 5:21 PM on June 14, 2022
Vat Purnima 2022: Meaning And Rituals Of Vat Savitri Vrat:
As mentioned before, the festival marks the devotion of the goddess Savitri, who has reclaimed the life of her husband Satyavan from Yamaraj. On this day, married women observe ritual fasting, wear new clothes and jewelry, and perform puja. They also tie a ceremonial sacred thread around a banyan tree and listen to the great story of Savitri and Satyavan. For the inexperienced, ‘vessel’ stands for banyan tree, which has a lot of importance in the ritual. It is said that goddess Savitri got her husband’s life back under a Banyan tree.
Devotees also prepare Bhog (or Prasad) with rice, pulses, seasonal fruits and more. After the puja, women take blessings from their husbands and break the fast with the Prasad.
Vat Purnima 2022 : 5 Bhog Recipes For Vat Savitri Vrat Puja :
Sweet Potato Chaat:
Each puja is associated with a grand celebration. And how can we have a party without some chaat?! Here is a sweet potato chaat recipe that can be made with sweet potato, black pepper, amchoor powder, lemon juice and sendha namak. Click here for the recipe.
Kuttu Dahi Bhalla:
We love dahi bhala. We do not?! Soft bhalla dipped in spiced dahi and served with sev on top – dahi bhala tastes delicious. Here is a vrat friendly dahi bhalla recipe that can be made with kuttu aata and sendha namak. Click here for the recipe.
Navratan Pulao is made with long grain basmati rice, fresh vegetables and dried fruits, which is not only very tasty pulao, but also very tempting. This is the best dish for a special occasion. Click here for the recipe.
Aloo Ki Kadhi:
Here is a vrat wali aloo kadhi recipe to pair with your vrat meal. Braised potatoes, dipped in buckwheat and curd mixed kadhi and served with samak chawal, it makes for a wholesome vora meal. Click here for recipe.
Call it kheer, payesh or payasam, no Indian feast is complete without this sweet treat. Traditionally, it is also served as prasadam in various temples. All you need is milk, rice, sugar and dried fruit to make payasam, that too in no time. Click here for the recipe.