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Chaitra Purnima

Wednesday, 17 March 2021
Chaitra Purnima

As per the Hindu calendar, the Purnima day or the full moon day has great importance. The full moon of Chaitra month is considered to be very auspicious according to the Hindu Amavasant calendar it is the first full moon day. In 2021 the Chaitra Purnima will fall on 27 April, Tuesday. For your knowledge, let me tell you that Lord Hanuman was born on this day and it is celebrated as Hanuman Jayanti also. Due to this reason, this Purnima is considered to be very special and very auspicious.

The importance of Chaitra Purnima-

It is believed that on this day Lord Krishna organized a Raas Utsav in the Braj region. This is now popularly known as Maha Raas. Other than this, this is also considered to be the beginning of Vaishakh month according to the Purnimanta calendar.

This day is also very special for Satyanarayana Pooja. Lord Satyanarayana is considered to be e the supreme form of Sree Vishnu representing the mirror of truth. Satyanarayana Avatar of Sri Vishnu stands second in the position of auspiciousness among the main deities.

What do people do on the day of the Chaitra Purnima fast?

The meaning of the word 'vrat' is 'fasting'. And due to this people do not consume rice, Dal or wheat in any form on this day. The people only eat the fast related food such as Satvik food made of sabudana, kuttu, singhada, sweet potato pumpkin etc.

This day starts with getting up early and taking a bath. The people who live near a holy river can take a DIP in the holy water. After beading and wearing clothes, one must take an oath and do meditation. And after this one must join hands and offer their prayers to do Lord Vishnu. Some devotees also worship Satyanarayana. After doing this the devotees worship the Sun God and offer him arghya.(offering water) letter on at night they offer prayers to the Chandrama God. During the daytime, the devotees must and the name of Lord Vishnu or read the Vishnu Sahastranama Stotram. You can donate some food clothes or any necessary items for those people who are in need of it.

The importance of Chaitra Purnima-

The Chaitra Purnima is also known as Chithi Poonam. On this day, Shri Vishnu you also celebrate the Raas Utsav in the city of Braj, also known as Raasleela or Maharaas. It is believed that thousands of gopis took part in this festival and Lord Krishna danced with each of them all night using his divine power.

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