Megha Purnima or Paush Purnima has great religious significance in the Hindu religion. Purnima is defined as full moon day. According to the ancient scriptures, the bath in the river Ganga or Yamuna is considered very auspicious on the special occasion of Magha Purnima or Paush Purnima 2023. The day of Magha Purnima falls in the month of December to January but this time Magha Purnima 2023 is falling in the month of Februrary.
This is an old religious tradition that has been coming since ancient age. Devotees have a religious bath on this celebration. This ritualistic bath starts from the Magha Purnima which is the end of the winter season. The period of Maha Kumbh Mela belongs to this month Magha so it has religious significance in Hindu Mythology. According to the ancient scriptures, the religious bath this month of Magha enables devotees to get rid of all sins related to their past and future life. Paush Purnima fulfills all your desires and wishes so devotees reach at Prayag Sangam to take a holy dip. The pilgrimage Prayag becomes the place of Lakhs of pilgrims on the auspicious celebration of Magha Purnima or Paush Purnima 2023. The Sangam of three rivers Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati is considered holy and auspicious. So, every devotee wants to dip in the water of Sangam. Everyone is not fortunate to visit Sangam at Prayag. So, they may opt according to their proximity like another pilgrimage Ujjain, Nasik, or Allahabad. Those fortunate devotees who take baths at these places of religious rivers get the Nobel position in Baikunth. They can get ultimate salvation and be liberated from all types of sins and felonies.
Magha Purnima or Pausa Purnima is celebrated in every part of the country with performing different rituals having different names. This date is also considered the birthdate of the incarnation of the Goddess Durga which is called Shakambari. So, Shakambari Jayanti is popular among devotees who worship the Goddess Durga with great devotion and enthusiasm. Here the worship of Ma Durga is celebrated for nine days and lasts on Magh Purnima.
Bathing on the special occasion of Magha Purnima is considered very auspicious so all devotees prepare themselves to have a ritualistic bath in the river and nearby pond. Sangam place Prayag is the best of all for the religious bath. But if you find it is not assessable or in proximity you may visit the river Ganga to have a holy dip. Devotees also prefer to have bath pilgrimages like Ujjain, Allahabad, and Nasik. You should prefer to have an early bath in these rivers at the time of sunrise. After having a bath, devotees bestow water to worship the lord's sun. The sun is the god since the existence of this universe and apparent God so whatever you bestow or worship is considered worth reaching the god directly. Devotees start worshiping or indulging in religious practices after having the holy bath on the special occasion of Magha Purnima or Paush Purnima.
If you spend some time in religious contemplation, it brings mental peace and tranquillity. Meditation of God will bring prosperity and affluence in your life and your wish and desire are sure to be fulfilled. It is also auspicious to worship the idol of Lord Shiva after having a holy bath.
Magha Purnima or Paush Purnima fulfills every desire of the devotees who worship Lord Vishnu with great devotion. Various sages and devotees have a holy bath for salvation after their demise. If you want to get rid of the vicious cycle of birth and death you should surely do worship and observe fast on Magha Purnima.
If you are willing to observe fast and worship the Lord Vishnu you should recite or hear the story of Satyanarayana. Shree Satyanarayana Katha is auspicious and devotees always hear this Katha while worshiping Lord Vishnu in every Ekadashi or every Purnima. Those devotees who observe fast will worship lord Vishnu and hear the Katha. You worship lord Vishnu with flowers, Incensed sticks, fruits, and Tulsi leaves. Tulsi leaves are essential to worship lord Vishnu. You bestow a special Bhog to Lord Vishnu after finishing the worship. It is a ritual to do the Aarti at the end of the Vrat Puja. You should distribute Prasad to everybody around you. So, you get the immense blessings of god.
Pushyabhishek Yatra is very popular on the special occasion of Paush Purnima. It can be observed in every temple of Lord Krishna. Devotees also do Kirtan or Bhajan and hear the story of Ramayana to get rid of every sin of their lives.
Charity is to serve humanity. God dwells in every living and non-living organism. So, you better serve humanity it becomes the service, worship, and adulation to god. Every devotee who observes fast and does Vrat-Puja surely does charity to have the unceasing blessings of God. You should certainly feed all needy ones around your vicinity on Magha Purnima or Paush Purnima. It will add brightness to your Karma and you become dearer to God.
Magha Purnima: Sunday, February 5, 2023
Full moon date starts - February 04 , 2023 at 09:29 pm
Full moon date ends - February 05, 2023 at 11:58 pm
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