Chaitra Purnima Vrat

11 Apr 2017

What is Chaitra Purnima Vrat?

Purnima or the full moon day is one of the most auspicious and pious periods according to the Hindu calendar. Purnima, the full moon day, appears in every Hindu month and marks the end of the month. People maintain strict fast in order to nullify their wrong deeds and gain good health, happiness, and safety. Like all Purnima days, fasting observed during the Hindu month of Chaitra is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and it also marks the beginning of new year in most of the Indian states. Thus welcoming Lord Vishnu at your home in the month of Chaitra through puja and fast is known as Chaitra Purnima Vrat and is considered very auspicious for marriage, housewarming, big achievements and the purchase of furniture and vehicles.

Chaitra Purnima Vrat is celebrated in the South Indian states as Pournami Vratam. This Full Moon day of Chaitra Purnima is dedicated to Goddess Gayatri. Special Pujas are performed with the chanting of Gayatri Mantra at the various temples and homes.

What is Satya Narayan Puja on Chaitra Purnima Vrat?

Satya Narayan Puja is the most common and popular Purnima Vrat according to the Hindu Calendar. Performing of Satya Narayan Vrat on the full moon day or Chaitra Purnima is considered highly auspicious. It is celebrated as a thanksgiving ceremony to Lord Vishnu, the protector of our universe. So this auspicious Chaitra Purnima, pray to Lord Vishnu along with Goddess Lakshmi, Lord Ganesha and Lord Shiva for a blissful life.

Chaitra Purnima Vrat 2017 Date and Time:

April 11, 2017

Chaitra Purnima Auspicious Time Begins = 10:22 on 10th April 2017

Chaitra Purnima Auspicious Time Ends = 11:37 on 11th April 2017

Cultural Significance of Chaitra Purnima Vrat- Why do People Observe Chaitra Purnima Fast?

Observing Satya Narayan Vrat is very easy for common people without proper Vedic knowledge. On the day of Full Moon Day or Chaitra Poornima Vrat, people worship Lord Vishnu in various Avatars. According to the Vedas, the change of Moon has certain effects on the human body like some behavioral change or change of moods. So, it is auspicious to observe Chaitra Purnima Vrat and you will be blessed by health, prosperity, and divinity.

Astrological Significance of Chaitra Purnima Vrat:

Full Moon or Purnima indicates prosperity. This day is considered very auspicious for spiritual and material activities. According to the astrologers, it is believed that if you are born on Purnima or on the Full Moon day-

  • You are comparatively more intelligent than those born on Amavasya (Dark night) and Half moon day.

  • You will remain healthy and attractive.

  • You will never run short of money.

Rituals of Performing Chaitra Purnima Puja on Chaitra Purnima Vrat:

Though there are no hard and fast rituals for observing the Purnima fast, there are few practices which people have been following since ancient Vedic times and it should be followed during the Chaitra Purnima Vrat or Chaitra Purnima Fast.

  • Observe a partial fast during the day of Full Moon or Chaitra Purnima Vrat. You can either eat fruits or just drink milk, juices or water. Remember, during the Chaitra Purnima Vrat, you are refrained from taking common salt, wheat, grains, pulses, and rice.

  • Clean every nook and corner of your home.

  • Decorate the entrance with mango leaves.

  • Install an idol of Satya Narayan.

  • Decorate puja thali with vermilion, sandal paste

  • Offer garlands and basil leaves.

  • Worship Lord Ganesha along with Nine Planets before starting of Shree Satyanarayan Puja.

  • Perform Maha Mrityunjaya Havan in order to invoke Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi.

  • Watch and pray to the Full Moon on Chaitra Purnima Vrat.

  • Now, worship Lord Vishnu and perform Shree Satyanarayan Vrat Puja on the day of Chaitra Purnima Vrat.

  • Read Vishnu Sahasranama and Vishnu mantras and shlokas on Chaitra Purnima Vrat.

  • Offer fruits, dry fruits, variety rice dishes, betel leaves and porridge mixed with saffron leaves.

  • Serve Chaitra Purnima Prasad and break the fast.

  • Narrate the stories of Lord Vishnu.

  • Perform Aarti.

  • Finally, seek the blessings of Lord Vishnu.

Chaitra Purnima Vrat Mantra: Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra

Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra is considered one of the most powerful mantras in the universe. You should chant the mantra at a peaceful place during the Chaitra Purnima Vrat.

Om Tryambakam Yajamahe |
Sugandhim Pushti-Vardhanam ||
Urvarukamiva Bandhanan |
Mrityor Moksheeya Maamritat ||

The Gayatri Mantra: You can also chant Gayatri Mantra to get useful results.

Om bhur bhuvah swah, tat savitur varenyam |

Bhargo devasya dheemahi, dhiyo yo nah prachodayat ||

Benefits of Chaitra Purnima Vrat:

On this Full Moon day of Chaitra Purnima, pray selflessly to Lord Vishnu, Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Shiva without thinking of any benefits and you will surely feel the powerful aura around you.

  • Scientifically, the full moon and dark moon days are believed to reduce the acid content in our stomach thereby reducing our digestion capacity. Therefore, not eating any food on Chaitra Purnima Vrat can help our system function properly and also cleanse our digestive organs thereby enhancing our physical and mental balance and strength, controlling our anger and emotions.

  • Performing Shree Satyanarayan Puja on Chaitra Purnima brings health, wealth, peace and prosperity to you and your family.

  • Chaitra Purnima Vrat keeps your mind in peace and makes your body healthy, energetic and disease-free.

  • Observe Chaitra Purnima fast and stay protected from negative energy.

Full Moon or Chaitra Purnima helps us to forget all sorrows and to redefine our love and relationship. On Chaitra Purnima Vrat, you should NOT repeat your past mistakes and bring positive changes in life” Says Ganesha

How the Combined Effect of Prayer, Mantra, Meditation, Puja and Fast on Chaitra Purnima Vrat Impacts Your Relationships:

  • Chaitra Purnima is the ideal day for reestablishing Love and Relationship: If you are still single, it’s time to find a partner and attract love. If you have broken up with your boyfriend/girlfriend, it’s the time to rebuild the relationship. In married life, you should find new ways to stimulate love if you are not satisfied with your partner. And for the divorcee, it’s the time to rethink, analyse and make sure you don’t repeat your mistakes. Eventually, it is an auspicious day to rekindle your love, romance, and relationships.

  • Chaitra Purnima Vrat is the day to get Mature and Emotionally Strong in Relationship: Ganesha says that new relationships are best created during the waxing phase or the Full Moon period. So, if you are currently having a bad relationship with your boss, just understand the situation.

  • Yoga, Meditation, Vishnu Mantras and Maha Mrityunjay Mantra on Chaitra Purnima will attract divine grace to your life. You will strengthen a harmonious relationship with people around you.

  • Chaitra Purnima gives you more clarity and better insight to see the needs of people around you. So, fine-tune your Overall Relationship, Love, and Marriage.

Ganesha wishes you a Happy Chaitra Purnima Vrat.

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