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Margashirsha Amavasya 2023 - Know Importance & Rituals

Amavasya is also known by another name ‘Margashirsha Amavasya’. This Amavasya falls in Margashirsha month. The significance of this Amavasya is no less than that of Kartik Amavasya. As Diwali is celebrated by worshiping Lakshmi on the new moon day of Kartik month, worshiping Goddess Lakshmi on this day is also auspicious.

Apart from this, bathing, donation and other religious works are also done on this day due to Amavasya, which has great importance in Hinduism. On the day of Margashirsha Amavasya, the functions of the ancestors are specially done and this day is considered to be the day of worship of the ancestors.

Margashirsha Amavasya Religious beliefs

The month of Margashirsha is full of reverence and devotion. According to the beliefs of Hinduism, this month is considered to be very fruitful for many religious functions. Margashirsha is a very special place in the month of Amavasya. In this month, Lord Shri Krishna devotion has special significance and ancestors are also worshiped.

On this day, ancestors get peace through Pitra Puja and prevention of Pitra Dosh is also done. Margashirsha Amavasya Tithi is said to give renewable results for every religious work, but for the peace of the ancestors, there is a special benefit of fasting on this Amavasya. Those who want to do something for the salvation and salvation of their fathers, they should do fasting on the Amavasya month of Margashirsha month by fasting.

Margashirsha Amavasya Statement of Shri Krishna

Lord Krishna himself has said in the Gita, “I am Margashirsha month in months.” In the golden age, the Devas started the year on the first day of Margashirsha month. Bathing in holy rivers is said to have special significance on the day of Margashirsha Amavasya.

It is fruitful to chant ‘Namo Narayanay’ or ‘Gayatri Mantra’ at the time of bath. In the month of Margashirsha, bhajan mandalis go out in the morning during the whole month, doing bhajan-kirtan.

Margashirsha Amavasya Importance

Just as the months of Kartik, Magha, Vaishakh etc. are considered very auspicious and good for bathing in the Ganges, similarly, in the month of Margashirsha, the special fruit of bathing of the Ganges is received. Amavas of Margashirsha month has a lot of spiritual significance.

On the day of Amavas Tithi in Margashirsha month, bathing, donation and tarpan are of special importance. Fasting on Amavasya Tithi, worshiping and worshiping the Lord Sastyanarayana, which is fruitful. On this day, by bathing in rivers or ponds and donating according to strength, all sins are destroyed and virtue is attained.

Some rituals for Margashirsha Amavasya

  •  Those who have Pitradosh in their horoscope should not have the chance of obtaining children, Rahu is sitting in a low position in the fate of the horoscope, he should observe Margashirsha Amavasya fast with complete rituals, by doing so, he gets the desired fruit.
  •  Lord Satyanarayana should be worshiped and told, offer a yellow flag in the temple of Lord Vishnu, which will remove all the troubles. Those who want children, they must do this fast and do charity according to their ability.
  •  Goddess Lakshmi is loved by Margashirsha Amavasya, who should worship and fast on Lakshmi Ji on this day.
  •  Bathing in holy rivers is of great importance on this day. Ganges bath has special significance on Margashirsha Amavasya, it is believed that anyone who takes a bath on the Ganges on this day gets rid of all sins and gets peace from Pitradosh.
  •  To get money, tie a betel nut (betel nut not broken or broken anywhere) with a coin and put it under a peepal tree, and now break a leaf of the same peepal tree and bring it home. Purify the leaves with Ganga water and place it in front of the picture of mother Lakshmi in your vault and pray to Lakshmi to always be kind to yourself and your family.
  •  It is written in the mythological texts that by fasting this Amavasya, not only the ancestors but also all the ghosts including Brahma, Indra, Rudra, Ashwini Kumar, Surya, Agni, animal-birds, are satisfied. Those who are suffering from Pitradosh Must fast on Margashirsha Amavasya.
  •  Pitra tarpan should be done for Pitras and they should recite Pitrishotra or Pitrisukta.
  •  Margashirsha Amavasya has been said to be very fruitful, on this day, due to pleasing the fathers, the problems that are arising in your work, suddenly worsens as the work gets resolved.
  •  Remembering your ancestors, offer raw lassi, a little Ganges water, black sesame seeds, sugar, rice, water and flowers on the peepal tree and chant the mantra ‘OM’ Pritibhaya: Namah’, followed by reciting the patriarchy. Auspicious results are obtained.
  •  This day is said to be a special day for Pitru worship, anoint Lord Shiva with raw milk and curd and offer black sesame, in the evening lamp of pure ghee should be lit by going to the pagoda.

Aghan month

Margashirsha is the form of Shri Krishna in all the months. In the context of Margashirsha month it has been said that this month is related to Mrigashira Nakshatra. According to astrology, the full moon of this month is associated with Mrigashira Nakshatra, due to which this month is called Margashirsha month.

Apart from this, this month is also known as ‘Magasar’, ‘Agahana’ or ‘Agrahayana’ month. Bathing and donating are of special importance in the month of Margashirsha. Lord Shri Krishna had told the gopis the importance of the month of Margashirsha and he said, ‘I get comfortable by bathing in the river Yamuna in the month of Margashirsha.’ So river bathing is considered to be of special importance in this month.

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