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Chaitra Purnima: Know Significance, Rituals & Story

On the full moon date of Chaitra month, people immerse themselves in the holy river and lakes. Sri Ram devotee Hanuman was also born on this day by the scriptures. Worshiping Hanuman ji on this day brings blessings of both Lord Shri Ram and Hanuman ji. Satyanarayana form of Lord Vishnu is also worshiped on the day of Chaitra Purnima.

Hearing the story of Lord Satyanarayan on this day ends the sins of births. That is why on this day people also get the story of Lord Satyanarayan done in their homes. For this reason Chaitra Purnima is considered very special. On this day special importance is also given to the worship of Moon.

It is believed that giving water to the moon on this day strengthens the position of the moon in the horoscope. Along with this, charity is also given special importance on the full moon of Chaitra month. Donating to any poor person or Brahmin on this day gives manifold fruits of that donation and the person who donates gets all the happiness and facilities of life.

Method of worship

After getting up in the morning, put on clean clothes and take a vow of fasting. Bathing in a holy river on this day has a lot of significance. But, this time due to corona virus it is better to stay at home. Instead of going to the river, take bath by mixing Ganga water in the bathing water. After this, worship Hanuman ji and Lord Vishnu by law. Offer offerings to Hanuman ji by reciting Hanuman Chalisa and then do aarti to all the gods and goddesses.

What is the importance of Chaitra Purnima

Hanuman birth anniversary is also celebrated on this day. Because of this, fasting on the day of Chaitra Purnima gives manifold results. One gets freedom from troubles and all wishes are fulfilled. Also, worshiping Lord Vishnu brings happiness, wealth and glory.

Worship Lord Satyanarayan

According to Dharmasindhu Granth and Brahmavaivarta Purana, all kinds of sins are destroyed by taking holy bath, charity, fasting and worshiping Lord Shrihari on the full moon date of Chaitra month. On this day, worshiping Shrihari and Goddess Lakshmi leads to the attainment of Akhand Lakshmi. On this day the moon shines with its sixteen phases in the sky with its unique shade and clear moonlight.

By doing the story of Lord Satyanarayana by fasting on Purnima, one gets wealth, wealth and opulence. Lord Hanuman is worshiped on this day due to Hanuman Jayanti. From this day the bathing of Vaishakh month also starts. By offering Arghya to the Sun at sunrise, one gets the blessings of the deities.

The defects of the moon planet are removed

On this day, the sins of birth after birth are destroyed by listening to the story of Lord Satyanarayan. Giving water to the moon on this day improves the position of the moon planet in the horoscope. Donating to a needy person or a learned Brahmin on Chaitra Purnima gives manifold fruits of that donation. Worshiping Lord Krishna on this day brings his blessings.

Chaitra Purnima Puja Vidhi

  1.  On the day of Chaitra Purnima, one must take a bath in a holy river or lake and wear clean clothes.
  2.  After this, take a clean post, sprinkle Gangajal on it and spread a yellow cloth on that post.
  3.  Establish a picture or statue of Lord Satyanarayan on that post by laying a yellow cloth.
  4.  After this, install an urn filled with water on that post and bathe Lord Vishnu with Charanamrit.
  5.  After bathing with Charanamrit, bathe them again with Ganges water. After this, offer them Mawa, Panjiri, flower garland, Ritufal, sweets and Naivedya etc.
  6.  After this, offer sandalwood tilak to Lord Satyanarayan and offer him flowers, garland, Akshat and Tulsi Dal.
  7.  Light incense and lamp after offering Akshat. After this, worship Lord Satyanarayan duly.
  8.  After this read or listen to the story of Lord Satyanarayan and listen to the story of Lord Satyanarayan with incense and lamps.
  9.  After reading the story, offer Panjiri to Lord Vishnu.
  10.  In the end, apologize to Lord Vishnu and distribute the offerings of Panjiri and Charanamrit.

Chaitra Purnima Story

According to the legend, a Brahmin named Dhaneshwar used to live in Kantika Nagar, he did not have any children. That Brahmin used to earn his living by asking for donations. Once the wife of that Brahmin went to the city to ask for charity. But no one in the city gave her charity that day because she was childless. At the same time, on asking for donation, a person advised that Brahmin’s wife to worship Maa Kali. After this the Brahmin couple did the same and worshiped Mother Kali for sixteen days.

After which Mother Kali herself appeared, the mother gave her the boon of having children and said that according to your ability, you should light a flour lamp every full moon and increase one lamp each full moon. You must light all 22 diyas till Cancer Purnima. According to the goddess, the Brahmin plucked a mango from a mango tree and gave it to his wife for worship. After which his wife became pregnant.

With the blessings of the Goddess, a son was born to that Brahmin, who was named Devdas. When he grew up, he went to Kashi to study. His maternal uncle also went with Devdas. An incident happened with both of them on the way. After which Devdas got married happily. Whereas Devdas had already told that he is short-lived. But still her marriage was forcibly done, after some time the time came to kill her but due to the full moon fast of the Brahmin couple, Kaal came. Nothing could harm him.

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