Bhadrapada Purnima : Full Moon Of Divine Beauty

Purnima or Full Moon, a night when the sky comes alive with the beauty of the Full Moon…..  

Full Moon night

Bhadrapada Purnima is the full Moon day which happens in the month of Bhado or Bhadrapada. This Purnima is dedicated to Lord Satyanarayana, it is known as Pournami in South India. There are a total of 12 Purnimas in a year. Each Purnima has its significant role in Hindu Calenders. Purnima divides a month into two halfs. Dark half (Krishna Paksha) and bright half (shukla Paksha). 

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Bhadrapada month gets its name due to the formation of the Bhadrapada constellation (eastern and northern) and Purnima is the day the Yoga of this Nakshatra (constellation) is formed. Pitru Paksha Shraddha is performed the next day of Bhadrapada Purnima Shraddha. The deity of worship during Bhadrapada Purnima is Lord Sathyanarayana. 

Bhadrapada Purnima Vrat and Puja 


Lord Satyanarayana
It is considered highly auspicious to do Satyanarayana Puja during Bhadrapada Purnima. Satyanarayana is an avatar of Lord Vishnu is considered as the epitome of truth and all that is pure. Satyanarayana fast is considered to be very effective, conducting a Satyanarayana swamy Puja during house warming ceremony will purify the house from all the negativity from all around. Krittika Nakshatra Yoga is formed during the Saptami of Krishna Paksha and it is considered auspicious to worship Lord Vishnu during this period.  Performing Satyanarayana Puja on all Purnimas will bring wealth and prosperity to the family.  

Lord Satyanarayana is worshipped with Panchamrit, fruits, ganga jal, til and tulsi. One has to maintain a strict fast while doing the puja, donating food and clothes to a brahmin is considered sacred on this day. 

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It is considered highly auspicious to perform Maha Mrityunjaya Havan during Purnima. It believed to be very effective and relieves one from all the negative vibes and miseries. Chanting Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra will protect one from any evil or unfortunate event that might befall them. 

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May this Purnima make your life as bright as the divine Moon itself.



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