Saturday, February 03, 2007

Vat pooja...

Long life, This word reflects the whole origin and significance of the Vat-Savitri puja. A ritual worshipping the 'Vat-Vriksha' the banyan tree.
A fasting day for married women, the ritual practiced for Savitri is meant for the well-being and long life of the husband. The fasting is assigned to Savitri and Satyavana her husband who was destined to die within one year but was brought back to life by her severe penance. The God of death, Yama is implored by Savitri when he is about to leave his body and due to her sheer determination and devotion to her husband, she wins him back to life and soon Satayavana regains his lost kingdom" says the legend...

3 comments:

pandit Sat Feb 03, 10:56:00 AM GMT+5:30  

Nice photo. I'm really happy that Bangalore still has its culture and tradition maintained intact between urban/hip-hop culture.
That is the good thing about India...

Rajesh Dangi Sun Feb 04, 09:35:00 AM GMT+5:30  

thanks Pandit...

roma Sun May 15, 10:58:00 PM GMT+5:30  

Great share!!

Could you just tell where this tree is located.