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Vat Savitri Puja, India

Vat Savitri Puja, India

Image Id: INPA0806134

Photo Credit: Indian Photo Agency (InPA)


Photo Location: New Delhi, India

Created Date: 2013-06-08

Vat Savitri Puja: Womens perfrom a ritual on the occasion of Vat Savitri festival, in New Delhi, India on June 08, 2013. This day is observed by married women for long life of their husbands. Legend has it that on this day, Princess Savitri, the daughter of King Ashwapati of Bhadra Kingdom brought back her husband Satyawaan ( a woodcutter) from the clutches of Yama (death).The puja is dedicated to Savitri to highlight the bravery of a wife who conquered the life of her demised husband. The name of the puja comes from Vat Vriksha ( Banyan Tree ) and Savitri. Photo Credit: Indian Photo Agency (InPA)