Chaitra Purnima 2020 Date- 8th April 2020
Purnima Tithi Begins on 7th April 2020 at 12:02:47
Purnima Tithi Ends on 8th April 2020 at 08:06:17
On Shukla Paksha of Chaitra Month, people celebrate Chaitra Purnima. This occasion has a great significance among the Hindus. As it is the first full moon of the Hindu New Year, it holds higher implications than other Purnima. Also, it regards the birth of Lord Hanuman. Chaitra Purnima is an annual religious festival. According to the Hindu Calendar, it falls in the month of Chaitra. Whereas in the Gregorian Calendar, it corresponds between the month of March or April. In many regions of the country, people know this occasion by the name of Chaiti Punam.
People worship Lord Shiva on this day. As in ancient times, Indra Dev asks for forgiveness from Lord Shiva for his wrongdoings. In addition to this, devotees worship Lord Vishnu and Lord Krishna. Besides, the celebration of Hanuman Jayanti is the most popular event of the day.
According to Vedic Astrology and Hindu beliefs, the occasion of Chaitra Purnima marks the first full moon of the Hindu New Year. On the very same day, Hanuman Bhakts celebrate the birth anniversary of Lord Hanumana with verve and passion under the bright Moonlight. On this occasion, they keep fast, visit the temple, organize Bhandara and feed the needy. It is a day to perform all the good deeds to get rid of the darkness within.
By offering Daan and making donations on Purnima, anyone can seek blessings of God and get rid of their past sins. It is an auspicious day for Holy bathing. Whosoever worships Lord Hanuman and Lord Vishnu on this day gets free from their wrongdoings. They can ask for forgiveness on this prosperous day. In Astrological beliefs, people offer water to the Moon to make the position of Moon strong in their Kundali.
There are several reasons to celebrate Chaitra Purnima with zeal. According to Hindu mythology, Lord Hanuman was born on the day of Chaitra Purnima, hence this day marks the celebration of Hanuman Jayanti. On this day, devotees also worship Lord Satyanarayana and keep fast to seek his grace.
Along with this, the Purnima is also famous by the name of Chaiti Punam. On this day, in Braj City, Shri Krishna celebrated Raas Utsava or Raas Leela or Maharaas. Hundreds of Gopis took part in this ritual as Lord Krishna danced with each of them the entire night.
On the day of Purnima, the ambiance has a wave of prosperity and fortune. People across the country perform several rituals to please God and attain peace. They take a holy dip in River Ganga, perform havan, and donate food. It wards off the sins and showers the blessings of God on them.
Identical to all the Hindu Festivals, Daan (donation), Snaan (Holy Bathing), Hawan, Vrat (Fast), and Chanting are auspicious and significant on Chaitra Purnima. Worshipping Lord Satyanarayana and performing Satyanarayan Puja is considered extremely auspicious for the day. According to Hindu beliefs, there are many benefits of Satyanarayana Puja. It brings happiness, harmony, and prosperity to the family. Also, this puja protects against misfortune, foes and negative energy. You can book your Satyanarayan Puja from AstroTalk.
Following steps are the Puja Vidhi on Chaitra Purnima–
Bathing, donation, Havan, Vrat and chants are performed on the occasion of Chaitra Purnima. Also, worship Lord Satyanarayana as well as donate things to the needy and poor. The rituals performed on this fast are as follows:
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