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Magha Purnima - Know Significance & Rituals

Purnima Tithi has special significance in Hinduism. It is said that bathing and meditating in the holy rivers on this day brings virtuous fruits.

By the way, there are 12 full moon dates in a year in which there is full moonrise. But the full moon of Magha month has its own significance. The full moon of Magha month is also known as Maghi Purnima. On this day people go to bathe in holy rivers and mainly in Sangam.

When is Magha Purnima?

According to Hindu belief, Purnima Tithi is considered very auspicious. Purnima Tithi falls on the last date of Shukla Paksha of every month and from that date a new month begins. On this day, charity and bathing have special significance.

Bathing in holy rivers is auspicious

It is said that on this day one attains salvation by bathing in a holy river like Ganga and by doing charity. For this reason, special importance of bathing in pilgrimage places like Kashi, Prayagraj and Haridwar has been given on the day of Magh Purnima.

According to Hindu belief, Lord Vishnu is mainly pleased with the people who take a bath on Magha Purnima and bestows them with happiness, good fortune and wealth, children and salvation.

Significance of Magha Purnima

It is said that in Magha Purnima, the moon is filled with all its arts. Therefore, worshiping on this day is very beneficial. In Magha Purnima, especially, feed the hungry and poor people so that you can attain virtue.

Take a bath in any holy river. It is said that bathing in the Ganges on this day gives freedom from all sins. On the full moon of Magha Purnima, the Moon is in Magha Nakshatra and Leo.

That’s why it is called Magha month and its full moon is very fruitful. Lord Vishnu resides in the rivers on this date. That’s why bathing has special significance. On this day all the wishes of the devotees who take baths in the Ganges are fulfilled.

what to do on this day?

  • According to astrologers, on the day of Magha Purnima, one should first wake up and take a bath in the holy river.
  • If you are unable to take bath in any river, sprinkle Ganga water on the body after bath.
  • After this follow the Magha Purnima fasting rules. If you fast, take fruits.
  • Even if you don’t fast, eat sattvik and non-onion-garlic food on this day.
  • The worship of Lord Vishnu on this day also has special significance.
  • On the day of Magha Purnima, the recitation of the story of Lord Satyanarayan is very fruitful.
  • Donating to the poor and needy gives auspicious results.
  • Worship and aarti of Vishnu ji with full devotion and do Satyanarayan Katha and distribute prasad.

Magha Purnima has special significance in the scriptures. Worship on this day and take bath in holy rivers. Doing so would be fruitful.

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