Vat Savitri Vrat for well being and longevity of husband
In the year 2016 the Vat Savitri Vrat is on Saturday, 04.06.2016 (Amavasya Paksh) and on Sunday, 19.06.2016 (Purnima Paksh) ( Note- see below why two Tithis have been given for this fast)
Important things about Vat Savitri Vrat -
(1) There are two views about the Tithi for observing Vat Savitri Vrat. According to Skand and Bhavishyottar, this fast is observed on Jeshtha Shukla Purnima and according to Nirjanmrit etc. this Vrat is observed on Vaisakh krishna Amavasya. Accordingly in some parts of India it is observed on Purnima and in some other parts it is observed on Amavasya.
(2) Vat Savitri Vrat is dedicated to Savitri who got her dead husband back.
(3) The married women observe this fast for the longevity of their husbands. The unmarried girls observe this fast to get a good husband.
(4) Alhtough this Vrat begins on Trayodashi and ends on on Amavasya or Purnima (as the case may be) yet usually this Vrat is obesrved either on Amavasya or on Purnima.
Why is Vat Savitri Vrat observed:-