We are giving detailed Vat Savitri Puja Vidhi which is observed on Vat Savitri Amavasya and Vat Savitri Purnima. The given Puja Vidhi includes all sixteen steps which are part of Shodashopachara (षोडशोपचार) Vat Savitri Puja Vidhi.
Puja should begin with the meditation of Lord Brahma along with His consort Savitri. Dhyana should be done in front of already installed Lord Brahma and Savitri statue in front of you. Following Mantra should be chanted while meditating on deity.
Padmapatrasamasinam Brahmanam Cha Chaturmukham।
Upavitadharam Devam Sakshasutrakamandalum॥
Vamotsangata Tasya Savitri Brahmanah Priya।
Adityavarnam Dharmajnam Sakshamalakaram Tatha॥
Dharmarajam Pitripatim Bhutanam Karmasakshinam।
Kaladandadharam Devam Mahisharudhameva Cha॥
Chintayami Cha Devesham Sarvapranihitaya Vai।
Vinam Dadhanam Devarshim Naradam Chintayamyaham॥
After Dhyanam, one should chant following Mantra to invoke Lord Brahma with Lokamata Savitri, Satyavrata along with his wife Savitri and Yama Devata by showing Avahan Mudra (Avahan Mudra is formed by joining both palms and folding both thumbs inwards).
Brahmana Sahitam Devim Savitrim Lokamataram।
Satyavratam Cha Savitri Yamam Chavahayamyaham॥
After Avahana, take five flowers in Anjali (by joining palm of both hands) and leave them in front of the Murti or idol of Lord Brahma with Lokamata Savitri, Satyavrata along with his wife Savitri and Yama Devata to offer them flowers made seat while chanting following Mantra.
Brahmana Saha Savitri Satyavatsahita Priye।
Hemasanam Grihyatam Tu Dharmaraja Sureshvara॥
After offering flowers made seat, offer water to Lord Brahma's consort Savitri, Dharmaraja Yama and Satyavan's consort Savitri to wash their feet while chanting following Mantra.
Gangajalam Samanitam Padyartham Brahmanah Priye।
Bhaktya Dattam Dharmaraja Savitri Pratigrihyatam॥
After Padya offering, offer water to Satyavan's consort Savitri for head Abhishekam while chanting following Mantra.
Bhaktya Samahritam Toyam Phalapushpasamanvitam।
Arghya Grihana Savitri Mama Satyavratpriye॥
After Arghya offering, offer water to Lord Brahma along with Savitri for Achamana (water for sipping) while chanting following Mantra.
Sugandhi Saha Karpuram Surabhi Svadu Shitalam।
Brahmana Saha Savitri Kurushvachamaniyakam॥
After Achamaniya, now give a bath with Panchamrita (the mixture of milk, curd, honey, Ghee and sugar) to Devi Savitri while chanting following Mantra.
Payo Dadhi Ghritam Chaiva Sharkara Madhusamyutam।
Panchamrita Maya Dattam Snanartham Devi Grihyatam॥
After Panchamrita Snana, offer water to Lord Bhrahma's consort Savitri, Satyavan along with Savitri and Dharmaraja Yama for the bath while chanting following Mantra.
Mandakinyah Samanitamudakam Brahmanah Priye।
Savitri Dharmarajen Snanartham Pratigrihyatam॥
After Snanam, offer new clothes made of cotton to Satyavan's consort Savitri while chanting following Mantra.
Sukshmatantumayam Vastrayugmam Karpasasambhavam।
Savitri Satyavatkante Bhaktya Dattam Pragrihyatam॥
After Vastra offering, offer Upavita to Lord Brahma's consort Lokamata Savitri, Dharmaraja Yama and Satyavan's consort Savitri while chanting following Mantra.
Savitri Satyavatkante Dharmaraj Sureshvara।
Savitri Brahmana Sarddhamupavitam Pragrihyatam॥
After Upavita offering, adorn Lord Brahma with jewelery while chanting following Mantra.
Bhushanani Cha Divyani Muktaharayutani Cha।
Tvadarthamupaklriptani Grihana Shubhalochane॥
After jewelery offering, offer scent to Devi Savitri while chanting following Mantra.
Chandanam Te Maya Dattam Savitri Pratigrihyatam॥
After Chandana offering, offer Akshata (unbroken rice) to Devi Savitri while chanting following Mantra.
Akshatashcha Surashreshthe Kumkumaktah Sushobhana।
Maya Nivedita Bhaktya Grihana Parameshwari॥
After Akshata offering, offer Haldi, Kumkum, Sindoor as Saubhagya Dravya to Devi Savitri while chanting following Mantra.
Haridrakumkumam Chaiva Sinduram Kajjalanvitam।
Saubhagyadravyasamyuktam Savitri Pratigrihyatam॥
After Saubhagyadravya offering, offer flowers to Devi Savitri while chanting following Mantra.
Malyadini Sugandhini Malyadini Vai Prabho।
Mayahritani Pujartham Pushpani Pratigrihyatam॥
Now worship those Gods who are body parts of Savitri itself. For that take Chandana, Akshata and Pushpa in left hand and leave them near to idol or image of Savitri with right hand while chanting following Mantra(s).
Savitryai Namah Padau Pujayami।
Prasavitryai Namah Janghe Pujayami।
Kamalapatrakshyai Namah Kati Pujayami।
Bhutadharinyai Namah Udaram Pujayami।
Gayatryai Namah Kantham Pujayami।
Brahmanah Priyayai Namah Mukham Pujayami।
Saubhagyadatryai Namah Shirah Pujayami।
After Anga Puja of Savitri, now worship Lord Brahma and Satyavan. For that take Gandha, Akshata and Pushpa in left hand and leave them near to idol or image of Lord Brahma and Satyavan with right hand while chanting following Mantra(s).
Dhatre Namah Padau Pujayami।
Vidhatre Namah Janghe Pujayami।
Srashte Namah Uru Pujayami।
Prajapataye Namah Medhram Pujayami।
Parameshthine Namah Kati Pujayami।
Agnirupaya Namah Nabhi Pujayami।
Padmanabhaya Namah Hridayam Pujayami।
Vedhase Namah Bahu Pujayami।
Vidhaye Namah Kantham Pujayami।
Hiranyagarbhaya Namah Mukham Pujayami।
Brahmane Namah Shirah Pujayami।
Vishnave Namah Sarvanga Pujayami।
After Brahmasatya Puja, offer Dhupa to Lokamata Savitri while chanting following Mantra.
Aghreyah Sarvadevanam Dhupoayam Pratigrihyatam॥
After Dhupa offering, offer Deep to Lokamata Savitri while chanting following Mantra.
Chakshurdam Sarvalokanam Timirasya Nivaranam।
Artikyam Kalpitam Bhaktya Grihana Parameshwari॥
After Deepam offering, offer Naivedya to Lokamata Savitri while chanting following Mantra.
Annam Chaturvidham Svadu Rasaih Shadbhih Samanvitam।
Maya Niveditam Bhaktya Naivedya Pratigrihyatam॥
After Naivedya offering, offer fruits to Lokamata Savitri while chanting following Mantra.
Idam Phalam Mayadeva Sthapitam Puratastava।
Tena Me Saphalavaptirbhavejjanmani Janmani॥
After Phala offering, offer Tambula (Paan with betel nuts) to Lokamata Savitri while chanting following Mantra.
Pugiphalam Mahaddivyam Nagavalli Dalairyutam।
Karpuraila Samayuktam Tambulam Pratigrihyatam॥
After Tambula offering, offer Dakshina (gift) to Lokamata Savitri while chanting following Mantra.
Hiranyagarbha Garbhastham Hemabijam Vibhavasoh।
Ananta Punya Phaladamatah Shantim Prayachchha Me॥
After Dakshina offering, offer Pushpanjali to Lokamata Savitri while chanting following Mantra.
Savitri Cha Prasavitri Satatam Brahmanah Priye।
Pujitasi Dvijaih Sarvaih Stribhirmuniganaistatha॥
Trisandhyam Devi Bhutanam Vandaniya Sushobhane।
Maya Datta Cha Pujeyam Tvam Grihana Namoastu Te॥
Now pray to Lokamata Savitri while chanting following Mantra.
Savitri Brahmagayatri Sarvada Priyabhashini।
Tena Satyena Mam Pahi Duhkhasamsarasagarat॥
Tvam Gauri Tvam Shachi Lakshmistvam Prabha Chandramandale।
Tvameva Cha Jaganmatastvamuddhara Varanane॥
Yanmaya Dushkritam Sarvakritam Janmashatairapi।
Bhasmibhavatu Tatsarvamavaidhavyam Cha Dehi Me॥
Aviyogo Yatha Deva Savitrya Sahitasya Te।
Aviyogastathaasmakam Bhuyajjanmani Janmani॥
॥ Iti Vata Savitri Puja Vidhih Sampurnah ॥