Monday, November 11, 2019

Kartik Purnima Tomorrow! Know the Importance of Deep Daan on this Day

Read about the importance of Kartik Purnima fast, its Shubh Muhurat and complete Puja Vidhi. Additionally, know the importance of donating lamps(Deep Daan) on this day. 

Kartik Purnima is given a special status in the realm of Hindu religion and culture. It is believed that Lord Shiva executed a demon named Tripurashira on this day and later helped him to attain salvation.This is the reason why Kartik Purnima is also known as Tripuri Purnima in many places. This festival arrives approximately fifteen days after Diwali, on the day of Kartik Purnima, which is why it is known as Dev Diwali. Usually, the celebrations of Kartik Purnima take place all over India, but it is most popular in Banaras and Kashi, situated in the state of Uttar Pradesh. On this day, grand festivities are organized on the banks of the Ganges and along with revering Mother Ganga, her Aarti is also performed. Millions of people across the world flood the banks of Ganga to spectate this unique view. They also take part in lighting lamps and donating them(Deep Daan). 

Kartik Purnima: Vrat Muhurat 

Kartik Purnima will be celebrated all over the nation tomorrow i.e. Tuesday, 12 November 2019. This auspicious occasion arrives every year on the Purnima of Kartik month’s Shukla Paksha, which is why it is widely known as Kartik Purnima or Dev Diwali in various places. As per astrology, if this day coincides with Kritika Nakshatra, then it is known as Maha Kartiki. Along with this, if this Purnima or Full Moon falls on Bharni Nakshatras, then auspicious results come to the forefront. Since Kartik Purnima 2019 is coinciding with Chandra Bharani Nakshatra, its significance increases to a great extent. 

Let us now have a look at Kartik Purnima 2019 Vrat Muhurat.

Kartik Purnima Vrat Muhurat
On November 11, 2019Purnima begins at 18:04:00
On November 12, 2019Purnima ends at 19:06:40

Note: This time period is applicable for New Delhi area only. Click Here to know the auspicious Muhurat for your city. 

The Shastras state that on this very day, Lord Vishnu’s Matsya Avatar or the incarnation of fish came into existence. Thus, devotees take a dip in the holy Ganges and donate lamps(Deep Daan) on this day. It is believed that those natives who take baths in the holy rivers and perform Deep Daan, get the auspicious results which can only be gained after performing ten Yagyas or Yajnas. Taking the significance of this occasion into account, it has been given the status of “Mahapunit” festival by the Holy Trinity(Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva). 

Kartik Purnima: Religious Importance

Of all the Full Moons which arrive in a year, the Purnima of Kartik month is considered to be the most pious. Thus, making donations on this day and doing other charitable works generates the inflow of positive results in one’s life. It has also been said that if lamps are donated as a part of the Tripura Utsav during the evening hours, then it helps the native to gain redemption from the sins committed by him/her in the previous birth.

Kartik Purnima: Associated Mythological Legends

Many mythological legends are associated with this auspicious day. One such Legend suggests that a demon named Tripurasura performed austerity in Prayagraj for a period of one lakh years so as to increase his powers. As a result of the negative effects of his meditation, human beings and the divine too were frightened. In such a situation, the deities decided to send celestial nymphs so as to break his austerity, but he continued with meditation, which he completed successfully. Ultimately, Lord Brahma had to appear in front of him and ordered him to ask for a boon.

The demon Tripura asked for the boon of immortality and said that he will not be killed by any human on divine being, to which Brahma had to agree. Upon the fulfillment of this boon, Tripura’s powers started to increase and day by day he started tormenting all the Gods and Goddesses. After gaining control over the Devlok or heaven, he started to climb the Kailash mountain, Lord Shiva’s abode, because of which the ferocious Shiva called out Tripura for a dual. Blinded by his arrogance and power, Tripura decided to fight Mahadev and the fight continued for a period of many days. Afterwards, Lord Shiva took the help of Lord Brahma and Vishnu so as to win over Tripura. Beliefs state that the day on which all the three Lords granted salvation to the demon Tripura happened to be Kartik Purnima because of which lamps are lit all over the Earth and heaven on this day.

Kartik Purnima Vrat and Puja Rituals 

As per traditional and religious beliefs, it is considered auspicious to take baths in the Holy Ganga, donate lamps and make other donations on this day. Let us now take a look at the religious tasks which should be performed on this day. 

  • Wake up early in the morning on the day of Kartik Purnima.
  • Afterwards spectate the Sun with your bare eyes and take an oath to observe the fast.
  • Very soon take a dip in any Holy river, pond or waterfall.
  • Do not forget to worship the six Kritikas namely, Shiva, Sambhuti, Santati, Priti Anasuya and Shama during moonrise on this day.
  • It is considered auspicious to donate cattle, chariots, clarified butter(ghee), grains etc. on the day of Dev Deepawali. The successful commemoration of this task puts an end to all of your financial troubles.
  • Beginning from Kartik Purnima, observing fasts on every Full Moon and organizing Jagrans at night brings happiness and prosperity to the household.
  • Natives who worship fasts on this day should organize a Yagya on the banks of a river and then feed meals to the poor and needy. 
  • Natives also follow the practice of taking a holy bath in the river Yamuna and then offering prayers to Radha and Krishna which ultimately ends with the Deep Daan ceremony. It brings flourishment to one’s family. 
  • It is also believed that if a bull or Nandi is donated during the fasting hours on this day, then Lord Shiva’s blessings are obtained.

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