Sabitri Brata Images

Sabitri Brata Images

Sabitri Brata : Important Ritual of Married Women with Husbands Alive

Savitri Brata Katha/Story:
One day king Yudhisthira, the elder son
of Pandu, asked Sri Krishna: Oh! Krishna, Oh
Madhava! Kindly tell me about the brata which
if performed by women brings immense happiness
and good fortune to them and also saves them
from widowhood. Kindly enlighten me!
Upon hearing this from Yudhisthira, Sri
Krishna replied: Your majesty! I will now narrate
before you; please listen carefully. Women
observe various kinds of bratas. Out of these
Savitri Brata is the foremost. One who performs
this brata is blessed with children and wealth and
well being of their respective husbands. Her life
is filled with evergreen happiness.

Then Yudhisthira asked : O Gopinath !
Please narrate how one become benefitted by
performing this brata. Sri Krishna continued in
his sweet voice: O Dharmasuta! Now listen. There
was a king named Aswapati. He earned great
fame in the whole world as a very gracious and
judicious king. He was very wealthy and his
coffers always remained filled with treasures. But
the one thing that kept him always dejected was
that he had no children.

Once an unknown saint visited the king’s
palace. The king washed his feet and welcomed
him by paying obeisance. The sage was very
pleased. By virtue of his insight he could sense
traces of grief in the king’s mind. He asked, “O
King! Why are you sad?” The king replied,
“Munishree! I have got everything in life, but no
child. So I have no peace of mind.” The sage
said, “Rajan! I will tell you amantra. If you recite
this with utmost devotion you will be blessed with
a daughter. This daughter will bring wellbeing and
good luck to you. Having said this, the saint went
away.