Vat Pournima is a celebration observed in Maharashtra, India. Pournima means "full moon" and is celebrated on the full moon day (the 15th) of the month of Jyeshta on the Hindu Calendar, which falls in June on the Gregorian Calendar. Women pray for their husbands by tying threads around a banyan tree on this day. It honours Savitri, the legendary wife who escaped death for her husband's life.
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