Phalguna Purnima is one of the auspicious days in the Hindu religion. People celebrated Phalguna Purnima with great jest and enthusiasm. The festival of colors Holi is celebrated on the same day as Phalguna Purnima. The day of Phalguna Purnima is the day of the incarnation of the goddess Lakshmi. According to the ancient scriptures, the goddess Lakshmi is the goddess of riches and prosperity. If you worship the goddess Lakshmi on this Purnima you will get an affluent life due to her immense blessings. Phalguna is the last month of the Hindu calendar so people who belong to the Hindu religion get excited due to the arrival of the new year. The thrilling moment and ecstatic environment of the Holi festival including Phalguna Purnima become the moment of cosmic celebration.
Devotes usually do the worship of the Lord Vishnu on the eve of Phalguna Purnima. Phalguna Purnima is considered very auspicious and fruitful for the devotees who do the Vrat-Puja on this day of Purnima. The Holi is the main festival of the Hindu religion. The Holika Dahan has its own religious significance. The holy incarnation of the goddess Lakshmi makes the day of Phalguna Purnima very religious and pious.
Devotees celebrate the occasion of Phalguna Purnima for the great divine blessings. Those people who observe fast on the auspicious day of Phalguna Purnima from sunrise to sunset get the blessing of God. Devotes usually observe fast and worship the Lord Vishnu on Phalguna Purnima. It is the day of the incarnation of the goddess Lakshmi so is celebrated as Lakshmi Jayanti also. If you want the blessings of Lord Vishnu and the goddess Laksmi together you should not miss the chance of observing fast and doing worship of both of them. Your every desire will be fulfilled due to the grace of God.
The celebration of Phalguna Purnima is celebrated almost all over the nation due to the prevalence of the Hindu religion in India. From the day of Phalguna Purnima, the new year begins as per the Hindu calendar. So, it becomes another celebration for them. Holi is one of the biggest festivals of the Hindu religion. It is the festival of harmony and brotherhood so this festival represents the ultimate slogan of the country “Unity in Diversity”. It is so colorful and rejoicing that you cannot be separated from it.
There are various historical legends behind the celebration of Phalguna Purnima or the Holi festival. But the most famous one is the story of Holika-Dahan. Once upon a time, there was an invincible demon king Hiranyakashipu. He was self-imposed ultimate power even challenging God. He prohibited the worship of the god in his kingdom and commanded him to worship himself. His son Prahlad was the great devotee of Lord Vishnu and revolted against the absolute authority of his father Hiranyakashipu. The demon kind became furious about his son’s revolt and ordered his own sister Holika to burn him. Holika was blessed by the Lord Brahma that she would not burn in fire anyhow. So, she put the little Prahlad in her lap and sat in the fire. But, due to the immense blessings of the God Vishnu, the fire could not even touch Prahlad and burn Holika absolutely. From that day, people have been celebrating the festival Holi. Holi festival is an unforgettable remembrance of the victory over sin and felony.
Devotees have a bath in the morning and wear clean clothes before starting worship. On the auspicious day of Phalguna, Purnima devotees worship Lord Narasimha. He is the incarnation of Lord Vishnu. you also worship Holika by sprinkling water around its formation beforehand. You start worshiping Lord Narasimha by arranging the worship material flowers, garlands, jaggery, Gulal, coconut, and a variety of grains. You sanctify the place of worship by the Gangajal or water. If you do worship with great devotion your all sins are destroyed. You get everything you want. Devotees also worship Holika with flowers, sweets, and rice. you tie Mouli around Holika at last. While worshiping Holika you bestow Prahlad all the worshiping material. Then, you start Holika Dahan and you move around the fire while doing Holika-Dahan. You play with colors and Gulal. Those who observe fast on Phalgun Purnima may break their fast in the evening after the sunset. You get rid of every kind of tribulation and sorrow due to the blessings of God.
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