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Here, we tell you about the Bat Savitri Festival, held in Uttarakhand.

Bat Savitri Festival

Time June
Venue Uttarakhand
Significance Women pray for the welfare of their husband.
Highlights Women observe fast since morning and offer their prayer to the Banyan tree.

Bat Savitri festival is yet another very popular festival of Uttarakhand. This festival is not only celebrated in Uttarakhand but in the whole of India by the married women for the well being of their husband. The Bat Savitri festival is generally celebrated on the last day of the dark half of the month of Jyeshtha, according to the Hindu calendar.

In this festival, women worship Savitri, who is known to have bought her husband back from the dead with her devotion towards him. Women, during this festival also worship the holy tree Bat or Banyan because the Banyan tree is regarded as a holy tree. Legends have it that Satyavan took shelter under a banyan tree when death was about to take him. This festival is celebrated every year during the last day of the dark half of the month, in the month of Jyesha.

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