Savitri Amavasya: A day of devotion & tradition

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Published By : Prameya News Bureau | June 05, 2024 IST

Savitri Amavasya, observed in the Indian state of Odisha, marks the culmination of the dark fortnight in the month of Jyestha, falling typically in May or June according to the Gregorian calendar.

Savitri Amavasya, observed in the Indian state of Odisha, marks the culmination of the dark fortnight in the month of Jyestha, falling typically in May or June according to the Gregorian calendar.

 

Traditions of Savitri Amavasya:

On this auspicious day, women engage in traditional rituals, beginning with purifying baths and donning new attire adorned with bangles. A red vermilion mark adorns their foreheads, signifying marital prosperity.

 

Nine varieties of fruits and flowers are offered in homage to Goddess Savitri, invoking her blessings for marital bliss and longevity.

 

Fasting and Prayers:

Women observe a fast from dawn till dusk, praying for the longevity and well-being of their husbands. Central to the day's observance is the retelling of the legend of Savitri, a tale of unwavering devotion and love.

 

The Tale of Savitri:

Savitri, the daughter of King Aswapati of Madra Desa, chose Satyavan as her life partner. Despite his princely status in exile, living with his blind father in the forest, Savitri embraced her new life with unwavering devotion.

 

Tragedy struck when Satyavan collapsed and died while gathering wood. As the god of death, Yamraj, appeared to claim Satyavan's soul, Savitri's fervent pleas moved him. She vowed to accompany her husband's soul, leading Yamraj to restore Satyavan's life out of admiration for her devotion.

 

Savitri Amavasya stands as a testament to the enduring values of love, devotion, and sacrifice. As women across Odisha observe this sacred day, they embody the spirit of Savitri, seeking blessings for the longevity and happiness of their marital bonds.

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Savitri Amavasya, observed in the Indian state of Odisha, marks the culmination of the dark fortnight in the month of Jyestha, falling typically in May or June according to the Gregorian calendar.
Savitri Amavasya, observed in the Indian state of Odisha, marks the culmination of the dark fortnight in the month of Jyestha, falling typically in May or June according to the Gregorian calendar.
Savitri Amavasya, observed in the Indian state of Odisha, marks the culmination of the dark fortnight in the month of Jyestha, falling typically in May or June according to the Gregorian calendar.
Savitri Amavasya, observed in the Indian state of Odisha, marks the culmination of the dark fortnight in the month of Jyestha, falling typically in May or June according to the Gregorian calendar.
Savitri Amavasya, observed in the Indian state of Odisha, marks the culmination of the dark fortnight in the month of Jyestha, falling typically in May or June according to the Gregorian calendar.
Savitri Amavasya, observed in the Indian state of Odisha, marks the culmination of the dark fortnight in the month of Jyestha, falling typically in May or June according to the Gregorian calendar.
Savitri Amavasya, observed in the Indian state of Odisha, marks the culmination of the dark fortnight in the month of Jyestha, falling typically in May or June according to the Gregorian calendar.
Savitri Amavasya, observed in the Indian state of Odisha, marks the culmination of the dark fortnight in the month of Jyestha, falling typically in May or June according to the Gregorian calendar.
Savitri Amavasya, observed in the Indian state of Odisha, marks the culmination of the dark fortnight in the month of Jyestha, falling typically in May or June according to the Gregorian calendar.
Savitri Amavasya, observed in the Indian state of Odisha, marks the culmination of the dark fortnight in the month of Jyestha, falling typically in May or June according to the Gregorian calendar.
Savitri Amavasya, observed in the Indian state of Odisha, marks the culmination of the dark fortnight in the month of Jyestha, falling typically in May or June according to the Gregorian calendar.

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