The Devi Bhagavata Purana also has the story.
The chaste Sâvitrî, too, followed him. Unfortunately Satyavâna fell
down from a tree and died. Yama, the God of Death, saw his soul as a
Purusa of the size of one’s thumb and took it and went away. The
chaste Sâvitrî began to follow Him. The high souled Yama, the Foremost
of the Sadhus, seeing Sâvitrî following Him, addressed her sweetly :--
O Sâvitrî! Whither are you going in your this mortal coil? If you like
to follow after all, then quit your this body.
Here ends the Twenty-seventh Chapter of the Ninth Book on the birth,
etc., of Sâvitrî in S’rî Mad Devî Bhâgavatam of 18,000 verses by
Maharsi Veda Vyâsa.
On the story of Sâvitrî
1-4. Nârâyana said :-- O Nârada! Hearing the words of Yama, the chaste
intelligent Sâvitrî, replied with great devotion :-- “O Dharmarâjan!
What is Karma? Why and how is its origin? What is the cause of Karma?
Who is the embodied soul (bound by Karma)? What is this body? And who
is it that does Karma? What is Jñâna? What is Buddhi? What is this
Prâna of this embodied Jîva? What are the Indriyas? And what are their
characteristics? And what are the Devatâs thereof? Who is it that
enjoys and who is it that makes one enjoy? What is this enjoyment
(Bhoga)? And what is the means of escape from it? And what is the
nature of that State when one escapes from enjoyment? What is the
nature of Jîvatmâ? And what of Paramâtmâ? O Deva! Speak all these in
detail to me.”
Details of interactions between Savitri and Lord Yama are found spread in various chapters.
On the conversation between Sâvitrî and Yama and on the fruition of Karmas
- Sâvitrî said :-- “O Dharmarâjan! Kindly tell me in detail about those works that lead the meritorious persons to the Heavens and
various other spheres
The chaste woman having husband and sons who worships the World Mother
Mûla Prakriti, whether in Yantra, or in Mantra or in image, enjoys all
pleasures in this world; and, in the end, goes to the Devîloka or Mani
Dvîpa. O Child! The worshipper Sâdhaka (one who is in one’s way to
success) must worship all the manifestations of the Devî, day and
night. At all times one must worship the omnipresent Durgâ, the
Highest Îsvarî. There is no other way to attain blessedness than this.
Thus saying, Dharmarâja went to His own abode. Sâvitrî, too, with her
husband Satyavân went to her home. Both Sâvitrî and Satyavân, when
they reached home, narrated all their stories to their friends and
acquaintances. In time, by the blessing of Yama, Sâvitrî’s father got
sons and father-in-law recovered his eye-sight and kingdom and Sâvitrî
Herself got sons.
Many chapters of the 9th Book of the Purana have the story of Savitri and her interactions with Yamaraja.