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27th June 2018 Vat Purnima / Jyeshtha Purnima

June 27 @ 8:00 am - June 28 @ 10:30 am UTC+0

vat purnima

Vat Purnima or pournima chavan or Wat Purnima (वट पूर्णिमाvaṭapūrṇimā, also called Vat Savitri is a celebration observed by married women in the Western Indian states of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka and some regions of eastern Uttar Pradesh. On this Purnima or “full moon” during the three days of the month of Jyeshtha in the Hindu calendar (which falls in May-June in the Gregorian calendar) a married woman marks her love for her husband by tying a ceremonial thread around a banyan tree. The celebration is based on the legend of Savitri and Satyavan as narrated in the epic Mahabharata.

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