Savithri Amabasya or Amavasya is also known as Savitri Brata. Savithri Amavasya is an important fast (brata) observed by married women in Orissa. Fasting on the no moon day in the Hindu month of Jyestha is day is considered highly auspicious.
Married women in Orissa fast during the day and listen to the story of Savitri and Satyabana. Women fast on this day for the long life of the husbands.
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