Thursday, January 16, 2014

Paush Purnima 2014: A Day To Get Rid Of Sins

In 2014, Paush Purnima will be celebrated today that is January 16th. Paush Purnima is the day to witness the spiritual power of the full Moon. It is the day to mend our mistakes and to wash away all the sins by taking a dip in the holy rivers. Know more about this auspicious day below. 

As per Hindu Calendar, every month has a full Moon day and the one which occurs in the month of Magha is called as Paush Purnima. People observe this day in many different ways like fasting, taking a dip in the holy rivers and so on. 

Paush Purnima will erase your sins.

Gathering At Sangam On Paush Purnima

It is a popular ritual followed by one and all to take a holy dip in the water on the day of Paush Purnima. One of the most famous places for taking this holy dip is Sangam at Allahabad. People across the country gather to this spot, which is the Sangam (conjunction) of the holy rivers - Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati. As per Hindu beliefs, one who takes bath in the holy river on Purnima day is rid of all his/her sins and mistakes. This day is considered as a chance to redeem oneself and find the path for salvation. The places which are famous for Paush Purnima celebration other than Allahabad are Haridwar, Nasik and Ujjain to name a few. 

Once the devotees are done with the holy dip, they next perform the Surya Puja (worshipping of Sun God). A small idol of Lord Shiva is made out of mud near the river bank and Puja is performed to the idol and Sun, while chanting Mantras. Once the Puja comes to an end, Prasad (holy food) is distributed among the devotees present there. This day is considered holy for donations. People from all over the country come to such holy institutes to donate large amount of funds. The Paush Purnima which occurs in the month of Magha marks the end of winter, as such some parts of the country also celebrate this day as harvest festival. 

Wearing a Pearl (ruled by Moon) on a Purnima day brings positive effects into your body and mind. 

Shakambari Jayanthi

In some parts of the country, Paush Purnima is also celebrated as Shakambari Jayanthi. As per beliefs, Goddess Shakambari (incarnation of Goddess Shakti) appeared on this day. Goddess Shakambari is the Goddess of nature. People worship Goddess Shakambari to pray for a draught free year with good rain for the crops. Many temples perform a nine day Shakambari Navratri which is a big attraction.

Charta Festival

The people of Chhattisgarh celebrate the festival of Charta on Paush Purnima. On Charta, the ritual carried on here is to make little children collect rice from the neighbouring houses and once the children bring back the rice, the women then cook it. This cooked rice is then distributed as Prasad to everybody. The Charta festival is celebrated with much zest and zeal by all the tribal communities residing in Chhattisgarh region. 

Well, this is just a brief description of the Paush Purnima day. To know more about Paush Purnima, please click here - Paush Purnima 2014

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