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Vat Savitri: Women pray for the longevity of their husbands

AP

Published : Jun 19, 2019, 11:13 am IST
Updated : Sep 17, 2019, 2:18 pm IST
Married women, dressed in their finery, perform rituals under a Banyan tree on the occassion of Vat Savitri. (Photo: AP/Ajit Solanki)
Married women, dressed in their finery, perform rituals under a Banyan tree on the occassion of Vat Savitri. (Photo: AP/Ajit Solanki)
A group of married women go around a local Banyan tree as a part of the rituals for Vat Savitri (also called Vat Purnima) (Photo: AP/Rafiq Maqbool)
A group of married women go around a local Banyan tree as a part of the rituals for Vat Savitri (also called Vat Purnima) (Photo: AP/Rafiq Maqbool)
Married women fast for three days for the long life of their husbands, just like Savitri did for Satyavan. This is similar to the North Indian Karva Chauth. (Photo: AP/Rafiq Maqbool)
Married women fast for three days for the long life of their husbands, just like Savitri did for Satyavan. This is similar to the North Indian Karva Chauth. (Photo: AP/Rafiq Maqbool)
Vat Purnima is celebrated by Maharastrian women on a full moon day in the year. (Photo: AP/Rafiq Maqbool)
Vat Purnima is celebrated by Maharastrian women on a full moon day in the year. (Photo: AP/Rafiq Maqbool)
Women tie spools of thread around the trunk of the Banyan tree and copper coins are offered. (Photo: AP/Rafiq Maqbool)
Women tie spools of thread around the trunk of the Banyan tree and copper coins are offered. (Photo: AP/Rafiq Maqbool)
The Banyan tree has the longest life among all trees and thus women offer prayers to this tree to ask for long lives for their husbands. This tree also produces more oxygen than other trees. (Photo: AP/Rafiq Maqbool)
The Banyan tree has the longest life among all trees and thus women offer prayers to this tree to ask for long lives for their husbands. This tree also produces more oxygen than other trees. (Photo: AP/Rafiq Maqbool)
After doing the offering, they wind the thread around the tree together while chanting prayers. (Photo: AP/Rafiq Maqbool)
After doing the offering, they wind the thread around the tree together while chanting prayers. (Photo: AP/Rafiq Maqbool)
They adorn their hands with mehendi and dress in their finest sarees and jewellery.(Photo: AP/Ajit Solanki)
They adorn their hands with mehendi and dress in their finest sarees and jewellery.(Photo: AP/Ajit Solanki)
Vat Savitri is celebrated in some parts of Gujarat and Goa as well, but is a predominantly Maharashtrian festival (Photo: AP/Ajit Solanki)
Vat Savitri is celebrated in some parts of Gujarat and Goa as well, but is a predominantly Maharashtrian festival (Photo: AP/Ajit Solanki)

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