Vaishakha Purnima 2020: Overcome The Fear Of Premature Death
Vaishakha Purnima has a special and important place in Hinduism. It is considered a very auspicious and sacred day for worshipping and observing religious vows. Normally, there are 12 Purnima days a year and each of them has its own unique significance. According to the Hindu calendar, Purnima in the month of Vaishakha is one of the most important full moons of the year. It is the second Purnima of the year and comes just after Narasimha Jayanti. Moreover, Vaishakha Purnima is also known as Satya Vinayaka Purnima. On this day, religious work and donations, etc. have great importance.
Importance of Vaishakha Purnima
The full moon occurs on the fifteenth day of Shukla Paksha of each month. Since the month of Vaishakha is considered very sacred, the full moon of Vaishakha month is very special and has a great religious significance. It is believed that observing fast on Vaishakh Purnima brings good fortune and health. On this day, Satya Narayan Puja is performed to get the blessings of Lord Vishnu. Additionally, devotees also worship Dharmaraja on this day. It is believed that worshipping Dharmaraja on this day helps to overcome the fear of premature death.
Not only this, worshipping Lord Vishnu on this day, you also get freedom from all your sins. Furthermore, according to Hindu Mythology, it is believed that Lord Krishna asked his friend Sudama to observe the fast on Vaishakha Purnima, in order to get bestowed with good wealth and invite prosperity in life. Furthermore, Vaishakha Purnima is also celebrated as Buddha Purnima or Buddha Jayanti – the birth anniversary of Gautam Buddha. Also, this day is celebrated as Chitra Pournami by Tamil Hindus.
Important Date and Timings of Vaishakha Purnima 2020
This year, Vaishakha Purnima will be celebrated on 7th May. Below are the important dates and timings for Vaishakha Purnima 2020:
Sunrise: 6.17 AM (7th May)
Sunset: 6.13 PM (7th May)
Purnima Tithi Begins: 6.14 PM (6th May)
Purnima Tithi Ends: 2.44 PM (7th May)
Vaishakha Purnima Rituals
Below are some important rituals to be followed on the day of Vaishakha Purnima:
- Devotees wake up early in the morning, take an early bath and start the preparations for worshipping Lord Vishnu.
- Devotees observe fast of Vaishakha Purnima and worship Lord Vishnu by chanting mantra and Bhajans. Satya Narayan Katha is also performed on this day.
- After worship, they donate a pot filled with water to Brahmin. Some also donate sugar and sesame on the Vaishakha Purnima to eliminate sins. Also, these rituals are mentioned in Vishnu Dharam.
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Performing Satya Narayan Puja on Vaishakha Purnima is believed to bring blessings of Narayan, an avatar of Lord Vishnu. It is believed to bring health, wealth, and prosperity in life. Also, you get freedom from all sins and get good rewards.
With Ganesha’s Grace,
The GaneshaSpeaks.com Team