Name of Festival : Savitri Amabasya Festival
Time of celebration (Month)
Savitri Amabasya Festival is celebrated on no moon day in the Hindu month of Jyestha (June)
Major Territory of Celebration
Savitri Amabasya Festival is celebrated in Orissa
Savithri Amabasya or Amavasya is also known as Savitri Brata. Savitri Brata is observed by all married women for the well-being of their husbands. On the day of fast married women listen to the story of Savitri and Satyabana.
History of Savitri Amabasya Festival
Savitri is the virtuous woman who had brought back her husband (Satyavan’s ) to wife by doggedly pleading with the God of Death, Yama.It is a custom for women to receive money on the occasion from their parents / brothers towards expenses for the puja.