Vat Savitri Vrat is considered to be an important festival by married women in India. On this auspicious festival, married women keep fast for three days to pray for a long and healthy life for their husbands. They draw images of a banyan tree, Savitri, Satyavan and Yama using sandal and rice on the floor or on a wall.
The festival is celebrated on the Amavasya tithi in the Hindu month of Jyeshtha every year.
Besides observing fasts on this day, married women keep fasts and get involved in performing various rituals of Vat Savitri Puja. They adorn new clothes, jewellery to offer prayers to Lord Yama, Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.
Vat Savitri Puja is not just a festival but the celebration of love, affection and the bond between a husband and wife.