Magh Purnima Tomorrow, Know Its Auspicious Timings

Donation of these things will bring you good fortune! Know the importance of holy bath, Puja Vidhi and the divinity of the Vrat performed during Magh Purnima. Also, read the astrological significance of Magh Purnima.



The month of Magha holds great importance in Hindu religion as during this month activities like charity, religious tasks and offerings are carried out. Magha is named after Magha Nakshatra and the Purnima that comes in this month is known as Magha or Maghi Purnima. This year Magh Purnima is falling on 31 January 2018. On the same day, the first Lunar Eclipse of the year will also occur. On this day, taking a bath in river like Ganga, Yamuna or any other holy river is considered virtuous. The reason being that a person who takes a holy dip on this day, gains property, offspring, prosperity, happiness and attains salvation. Charity performed on this day also holds great importance in Hinduism.

Magha Purnima and Its Rituals


On the day of Magha Purnima, fasting, bathing in holy river, donating things and worshipping God is of high significance. The person who takes a holy dip in Prayag’s Ganga, his/her all wishes gets fulfilled. If this purnima comes during Pushya Nakshatra, then its importance increases tenfold. Fasting on this day offers virtuous results. Also, donation of black sesame seeds should be done. Furthermore, havana as well as oblation to appease forefathers using black sesame seeds is also performed during Magha Purnima.

Know Puja Vidhi and rules of Magha Purnima Vrat in detail: Vrat and Puja Vidhi

Astrological Significance of Magha Purnima


According to Hinduism and Vedic Astrology, Purnima is believed to be a highly auspicious day. On this day, Moon is in its full majestic form (a Full Moon), and becomes eloquent with its sixteen abilities, that it showers in the form of elixir. These 16 abilities, then get absorbed by trees, rivers, water bodies and flora, thus resulting in properties that heal from all kind of diseases. During Magha Purnima, taking a holy bath and donating things also frees a person from all ill-effects of Sun and Moon.

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