What is Savitri Pooja?
Savitri Pooja is a Hindu festival which is celebrated by the married women in
which they pray for well being and prosperity of their spouse. This festival is
celebrated by most of the Indian women in every part of the India with full
dedication and devotion. This fast is mainly done for husband by Indian ladies
for their longevity of husband life. This fast is mainly for love and devotion
part for her husband.
History of Savitri Pooja?
The legend behind this Savitri Pooja is related to Savitri who has succeed in
bringing back her died husband Satyavana by penance which is severe in nature.
This festival is named after the married woman Savitri. The story behind this
legend is that the savitri is the daughter of king Ashwapati who loved the
prince of exile. One day when the prince Satyavana fall from the tree and died.
Savitri appealed to Yamraj for her husband life. She also commented that if her
husband soul is taken she would also end her life. On hearing this Yamraj
returned the life of Savitri and they both live happily together.
How Savitri Pooja is celebrated
On this day women perform many rituals and keep fast for their beloved husband.
They used to worship Savitri as goddess and pray for their husband life. This
festival begins two days before and continues for 3 days. On this day women wake
up early in the morning and take bath and dressed in new clothes. In afternoon
women have to bow their head in front of their husband and takes blessings from
her husband. On this great day Banyan tree is also worshipped. All women used to
pour Ganga water on tree and also wrapped red thread around it and take 108
times round around the trees.
On this great day women used to offer Rice, mango, jack fruit, lemon, pulses and
banana along with other fruits to goddess savitri as bhog. After having fast for
the whole day and after being all the rituals done by the priest, women finally
at last have the Bhog at the end of the day.