Vat Savitri Purnima Vrat is a fasting observed by married women for the well being of their husbands in certain parts of
. In 2012, the date of Vat Savitri Purnima Vrat is June 4. For those people who observe the traditional three-day Vrat in India, Vat Savitri Vrat Arambh (Begins) on June 2 and ends on June 4. The Vat Savitri fasting is based on Savitri Satyavan legend in the Mahabharata. The Vrat is observed during Purnima (Full moon) in the month of Jyeshtha and is more popular in Gujarat and India Maharashtra. In some regions it is a three-day Vrat.
It must be noted that Vat Savitri Amavasya Vrat is observed during the Amavas (No moon day) in Jyeshta month and this Vrat is more popular in Northern parts of
Vat Savitri Vrat fasting is for three days. It begins on the Trayodashi day and ends on the Purnima – the fast is for three nights and ends on the fourth day morning. Prayers and pujas are dedicated to Vat Vriksha (Banyan Tree) and Savitri. Some people now fast only on the main ritual day that is on the Poornima day.