Vat Pournima 2014

May 19, 2014

Vat Pournima 2014

वट पुर्णिमा २०१४

Vat Pournima (वट पुर्णिमा) is the pageant for Maharashtrian ladies, that is well known within the month of Jesht (Might-June). Ladies observe a fast and tie threads around a banyan tree and pray (prarthana) for a similar husband in each birth.

The celebration derived from the story of Savitri and Satyavan. It has been foretold that Satyavan will not dwell long. Resting on the lap of Savitri, Satyavan was ready for death underneath a banyan tree, when the day of death comes. The messenger of Yama, the God of death got here to take Satyavan. However Savitri refused to offer her beloved companion. Messenger after messenger tried to take Satyavan away, however in vain. Lastly, Yama himself appeared in front of Savitri and insisted to provide her husband.

Since, she was nonetheless adamant, he supplied her a boon. She requested for the properly being of her in-laws. He granted it to her. She then adopted him as he took Satyavan's physique away. He supplied her one other boon. She now requested for the effectively being of her parents. This boon, too, was granted. But she was relentless, and continued to follow him. As they approached Yama's abode, he provided her a ultimate boon. She asked for a son. He granted it. She then asked him how it could be attainable for her to beget sons without her husband. Yama was trapped and had to return her husband.

So, married girls pray (prarthana) to the banyan tree for the lengthy lifetime of their husbands and kids. Their fast is observed the entire evening until the subsequent morning.