Margashirsha Purnima 2020 : auspiciousness & significance

According to the Sanatan Dharma, Margashirsha Purnima will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 30, 2020. As per certain religious beliefs, the full Moon is always seen as a special and sacred date/Tithi, which falls on the last date of the Shukla Paksha of every month, which we know as the full Moon Tithi. It is also known as Poornamasi. According to Vedic astrology, it is the full Moon night, when Chandra Dev is remains in a strong position amongst the planets, blessing the natives with auspiciousness.

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Margshirsha Purnima 2020 : Shubh Muhurat

According to the Hindu Panchang, the Udaya Tithi of Margashirsha’s Shukla Paksha, i.e. Chaturdashi will begin on December 29, 2020, on Tuesday from 07 in the morning and after that the full Moon will take place on Wednesday, at 08 O’ Clock in the morning. Moonrise time will be at 17:44:00, which will take place in Gemini.

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Margashirsha Purnima Muhurat 2020 : Vrat Muhurat
Purnima Tithi starts from 07:55:58 on December 29, 2020 and ends at 08:59:21 on December 30, 2020

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Margashirsha Purnima : Significance

According to the beliefs, the month of Margashirsha has been described as the month dedicated to charity, virtue and religion and devotion. You will find mention of the importance of this month in the Shrimad Bhagwat Gita. Lord Krishna himself has said, “If talked about in months, then I am the holy month of Margashirsha.”

The importance of this month is also mentioned by certain mythological beliefs, according to which the month of Margashirsha was the time from which the Satyuga period began. Since then, the full Moon that falls in this month is called Margashirsha Purnima. Bathing, donation, recitation, worship and penance are of immense importance on this special day. For this reason, devotees from all over the world on Margashirsha Purnima, get relief from their sins by reaching different holy places like: Haridwar, Banaras, Mathura, Vrindavan, Prayagraj, etc., Bathing in holy rivers and kundas, etc. is also a tradition followed on this day.

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According to the Hindu religion, worshiping Lord Shiva and Chandra Dev on Margashirsha Purnima also gives auspicious results. Along with this, reciting the Paath/story of Lord Satyanarayana at home on this day proves to be particularly fruitful. By fasting on this day, making donations to the poor and needy, not only do the native get good results, but his/her ancestors also get salvation through this fast and charity. Therefore, on this day, there is a ritual of fasting with the right and honest frame of mind.

Margashirsha Purnima : Religious Significance

According to mythological beliefs, Margashirsha Purnima is considered to be the day of divinity. It is the last day of the holiest month. On this day, putting basil root soil in a holy river, lake or tank, and bathing in its water, gives very good results. It helps to acquire the special grace of Lord Vishnu, which removes each and every problem coming in the person’s life.

It is believed that the results of charity on this special day is 32 times more than all the other full Moon(s). Therefore, it is also called Poornima, Battisti Poornima. This full Moon is also described in the scriptures’ as an extremely fruitful day. On this day, listening to the story of Margashirsha Purnima, feeding food to the poor and Brahmins, giving them alms and donations gives blessings of Lord Vishnu.

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Margashirsha Purnima :  Pujan Vidhi

  • By fasting and worshiping on Margashirsha Purnima, all Doshas prevalent in a person’s life come to an end. But there are certain ways in which it’s Pujan Vidhi is to be carried out. Let us find that out.
  • Lord Narayana (Vishnu ji) is worshiped on Margashirsha Purnima. Therefore, before sunrise on this day, wake up in the morning and bathe, etc., meditate on Lord Narayana and take a vow to observe the fast with your true heart.
  • Keep in mind that after bathing, wear only white clothes, and only then perform the Aarti.
  • Then invoke Lord Narayana, chant this mantra ‘Om Namo Narayana’ and offer him Asanas, smells and flowers etc., by lighting the lamps, etc. in front of his idol or picture.
  • After this, with the help of as many learned priests as possible at the place of worship, make an altar, and light the pyre meant for oblation, while bowing to the fire God during the Havan.
  • After this, worshiping God, offering oil, ghee and Boora etc. in the family continues.
  • After the end of the Havan, offer your fast devoutly to God, pray to him for blessings.
  • On this full Moon night, do not forget to take a look at the moon and offer it Arghya.
  • On this day at night, sleep near the idol of Lord Narayana.
  • Worship God first on the day of fasting and then provide food and blessings to the needy and Brahmins and receive their blessings by donating them with clothes. Break your fast only after that.

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