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Vaishakh Purnima 

Hindu Of Universe 

“God’s light is within you, It never leaves you.”

Purnima has special religious significance in Hinduism. Lord Vishnu and Chandra Dev are worshiped on every full moon day.

Of these, the full moon of Vaishakh month is very important.

According to mythology, Lord Budha was born in Vaishakh Purnima.

For this reason, the importance of Vaishakh Purnima increases even more and this full moon is also known as Budha Purnima.

According to religious scriptures, Lord Buddha himself was the ninth incarnation of Lord Vishnu.

That’s why special virtue is achieved by worshiping methodically on the day of Budha Purnima.


Vaishakh Purnima Story

It is a matter of Dwapar Yug, once Mother Yashoda said to Lord Krishna, O Krishna, you are the protector of the whole world, you tell me such a law that no woman should be afraid of becoming a widow and get the result of fulfilling her wishes.

After listening to the mother, Shri Krishna ji says, Mother, you have asked me a very good question.

Let us tell you in detail about one such fast.

All women should fast for the whole 32 months to get their good fortune.

It brings good luck and protects children.

There was a city named Kantika full of gems under the rule of a very famous king Chandrahasya.

In which a Brahmin named Dhaneshwar used to reside.

His wife’s name was Sushila, she was very beautiful.

There was no dearth of wealth in his house.

But, the Brahmin and his wife had no children.

One day a monk comes to that city, he takes alms from everyone’s house but does not take alms from a Brahmin’s house.

Now that monk does the same every day.

Taking alms from everyone’s house in the city, he goes to the banks of the river Ganges and eats.

Seeing all this the Brahmin becomes very sad and goes to the sage and asks that you take alms from everyone’s house in the city but not from my house, what is the reason for this?

That’s why the monk says that you are childless, taking donations from such a house becomes like the food of a fallen person.

That’s why I don’t want to be a partaker of sin.

Hearing this, Dhaneshwar becomes very sad and with folded hands says to the monk Munivar, you tell me such a solution, by which I can get a child.

Then the sage asked him to worship Maa Chandi for sixteen days.

After that, the Brahmin couple did as told by the monk.
Mother Kali appeared after sixteen days after being pleased with her worship.

Mother Kali gave a boon to the Brahmin’s wife to become pregnant and said that you should light a lamp on every full moon according to your ability.

In this way, keep increasing the lamp till every full moon, until there are at least thirty-two lamps.

The Brahmin plucked the unripe mango fruit from the tree and gave it to his wife for worship.

His wife worshiped and as a result, she became pregnant.

On every full moon, she used to light a lamp as per the instructions of Maa Kali.

By the grace of Maa Kali, a son was born in his house, who was named Devdas.

When Devdas grew up, he was sent to Kashi to study with his maternal uncle.

An accident happened to both of them in Kashi, due to which Devdas got married by deceit.

Devdas said that she was young, but still, she was forcibly married.

After some time, Kaal came to take their lives, but the Brahmin couple had kept a full moon fast, so Kaal could not harm them.

Since then it is said that fasting on the full moon gives relief from troubles and all wishes are fulfilled.

Vaishakh Purnima Importance

Bathing in the holy rivers on the day of Vaishakh Purnima is considered to be of special importance.

Due to this, thousands of devotees earn virtue by bathing and donating in holy places of pilgrimage.

On this day, with devotion and devotion, one can get virtuous benefits by mixing Narmada or Ganges water in the bath water.

The dates from Vaishakh’s Shukla Paksha Trayodashi to Purnima are called Pushkarani, they are very sacred and auspicious and destroy all sins.

Bathing in these, meditating on the Lord, and doing charity and charity give the fruits of bathing for the whole month.

It is mentioned in Narada Purana that nectar appeared on the Ekadashi date of Vaishakh month,

Lord Vishnu protected it on Dwadashi, Sri Vishnu made the deities happy on Trayodashi, and on Chaturdashi killed the anti-god demons and on the full moon day of Vaishakh, all the deities died.

got his kingdom.

Therefore, the gods were pleased and gave a boon to these three dates – ‘

May these three auspicious dates of Vaishakh month destroy all the sins of man and provide all kinds of happiness’.

If a creature who is unable to follow the rules for a month can restrain his desires even for the above three days, then he experiences bliss in the abode of Lord Vishnu after getting the full fruit.

The person who recites the Gita on the last three days of Vaishakh month gets the fruit of Ashwamedha Yajna every day.

Those who recite the story of Lord Satyanarayan on the full moon day, get the immense blessings of Lord Vishnu.

Vaishakh Purnima Rituals

  • On the day of Vaishakh Purnima, devotees take a holy dip in the holy river before sunrise.
    • After that, prayers are offered to the deity by worshiping the idol of Lord Vishnu.
    • Observing the fast of ‘Vaisakh Purnima’ or ‘Satyanarayan’ is considered auspicious for this special day.
    • Devotees should also chant ‘Satyanarayan Katha’ to please the deity
    • Sacred food is prepared and offered to the idol of Lord Vishnu.
    • Devotees are required to perform Satyanarayan Puja and along with it, they must necessarily offer sandalwood paste, betel nuts, fruits, flowers, banana leaves, etc.
    • In the evening, devotees also worship the Moon God by performing the ritual of ‘Arghya’.
    • Donating food, clothes, and money on the day of Vaishakh Purnima is also considered auspicious and is considered the practice of ‘Anna Daan’.

 Highlights of Buddha Purnima

  • Buddha Purnima is celebrated on the last date of Vaishakh month.
    • Shri Krishna had told them about the importance of the Vaishakh Purnima fast with his friend Sudama.
    • Keep in mind that the full moon fast is not considered complete without seeing the moon.

Vaisakh Purnima

 Context: The Ministry of Culture along with the International Buddhist Confederation (IBC) celebrated the auspicious day of Vaisakh Purnima.

Vaishakh Buddha Purnima (also known as Vesak or Buddha Jayanti):

  • It is the most sacred day of the year for Buddhists all over the world as it marks the three main events of Lord Buddha’s life –
    • Birth (564 BC, Lumbini Province, Nepal),
    • Enlightenment [Siddhartha became a Buddha (“enlightened one”)], and
    • Mahaparinirvana [Kushinagar (India) is said to be the place of death of Gautama Buddha].
  • Since 1999 it has also been recognised by the United Nations as the ‘UN Day of Vesak’.
  • This year the Vaishakh Buddha Purnima is being celebrated  
  • The festival falls on the full moon day (Purnima) in the Hindu month of Vaishakh (April or May)

Vaishakha Purnima

All Purnima Tithis are considered auspicious among Hindus.

Vaishakha Purnima is the second Purnima in the year according to Hindu lunar calendar and it comes just after Narasimha Jayanti

All Purnima days have something special to celebrate for. Buddha Jayanti falls on Vaishakha Purnima day and this day is celebrated as birth anniversary of Gautama Buddha.

People worship Lord Satyanarayana, an extremely benevolent form of Lord Vishnu, and observe Satyanarayana fasting on Purnima day.

Many communities observe one day fast on Purnima Tithi according to their Kul Parampara.

Kul Paramparas are family traditions passed from generation to generation.

About Vaishakh Purnima

The Hindu month of Vaishakh is regarded as one of the most fortunate months to perform fast, donation, Homa, and other religiously relevant and significant things. In Hindu Panchang, the auspiciousness and importance of Vaishakh month are clearly shown.

The Purnima that falls in the month of Vaishakh is celebrated as Vaishakh Purnima.

Devotees worship and offer prayers to Lord Vishnu on the day of Vaishakh Purnima with utmost dedication and faith.

When is Vaishakha Purnima?

As the name suggests, Vaishakha Purnima is celebrated on the full moon day in the Hindu month of Vaishakh.

According to the Gregorian calendar, the day falls either in the month of May or June.

What is The Significance of Vaishakh Purnima?

As per the Hindu scriptures and mythology, the very second month according to the Hindu calendar is known as Vaishakh month.

Skanda Purana is one of the most religious Hindu scriptures which highlight the importance of this day.

It is believed that devotees get blessed with abundance, rewards, and peace by worshipping Lord Vishnu on this particular day.

By observing a fast of Vaishakh Purnima, the devotees can attain prosperity.

The day also holds immense significance as on this particular day people also celebrate Buddha Jayanti.

What are The Rituals of Vaishakh Purnima?

  • On the day of Vaishakh Purnima, before sunrise devotees take a holy dip in the sacred river.
  • After that, prayers are offered to the deity by worshipping the idol of Lord Vishnu.
  • Observing a fast of ‘Vaishakh Purnima’ or ‘Satyanarayana’ fast is regarded as auspicious on this particular day.
  • Devotees must also chant the ‘Satyanarayana Katha’ to please the deity
  • Sacred food is being prepared and offered to the idol of Lord Vishnu.
  • Devotees need to perform a Satyanarayan Puja and along with that, they must offer sandalwood paste, supari, fruits, flowers, banana leaves, etc. as the primary essentials.
  • In the evening, devotees also worship Moon God by performing the ritual of ‘Arghya’.
  • Donating food, clothes, and money on the day of Vaishakh Purnima is also regarded as auspicious and considered as a practice of ‘Anna Daan’.

Vaishakh Purnima 

As per the Hindu Calendar, the full moon falling in Vaishakha, the second month of the year, is the Vaishakha Purnima.

Vaishakha falls between the months of April and May.

Usually, on a full moon, worshipers observe a fast to seek enlightenment as well as get rid of their sins.

However, the Vaishakh Purnima date holds much significance as it is also the birth anniversary of the ninth incarnation of God Vishnu, Gautam Buddha, making it a day important for both – Hindus and Buddhists. 

Many other important events are also linked with this day, such as Ved Vyas starting to write the Sanskrit epic Mahabharata on Vaishakha Purnima.

Moreover, on this day, the Jyestha month also commences – the month which is considered inauspicious for specific activities in Hinduism.

Vaishakh Purnima

The Vaishakh Purnima date, as per the Hindu Calendar,

The Purnima Tithi shall commence at 18:44 pm, and it will conclude at 19:25 pm on

Vaishakh Purnima Significance 

The Vaishakh Purnima date is significant for the Hindus as well as Buddhists, and they celebrate it by worshiping, fasting, and doing charity to seek spiritual blessings and enlightenment.

The meaning of Vaishakh Purnima depends on the community and the place it is celebrated.

The factors impacting the importance of Vaishakh Purnima are:

  • The followers of Buddhism celebrate this day as Buddha Purnima, which marks the birth, teachings, enlightenment as well as death of Gautam Buddha. The worshipers self-reflect as per the teachings of the Buddha and practice kindness as well as compassion. 
  • Talking about Vaishakh Purnima in Northern India, especially Haryana, and Punjab, it marks the commencement of the harvest season. The farmers pray to God, thank him, and seek blessings to get a profitable future.
  • Vaishakh Purinam is also celebrated due to its cultural importance. Many perform holy rituals on this day to receive blessings from their ancestors. Bathing in the sacred waters, and donating food as well as clothing to the needy – are performed by the devotees on this day.
  • On this day, many people socialize and spend a good time with each other. They celebrate the Vaishakh Purnima by getting dressed in traditional outfits, dancing and singing folk songs and devouring delicious festive food. 

Astrological Importance of Vaishakh Purnima

Individuals can speak to astrologer or adhere to the below-mentioned remedies in order to fix any problems they are facing in their day-to-day lives:

  • If the placement on Moon is weak in the horoscope, it brings anxiety and depression to the individual, and also creates many hurdles in one’s life. Performing the Satyanarayan puja is one of the Vaishakh Purnima Remedies that delivers relief to such individuals. It is because worshiping God Satyanarayan and Goddess Lakshmi attracts good fortune as well as positive energy. 
  • Additionally, offering argha (with water) to the Moon in the evening of Vaishakha Purnima makes a favorable impact on the lives of the individuals with a weak Moon in horoscopes. It is due to the cooling effect of water that soothes the mind as well as resolves problems. 
  • One of the Vaishakh Purnima remedies is observing fast on this day. It keeps negativity far away and helps individuals to focus and cultivate spirituality. The fast shields the individuals and keeps them away from any sort of negative energies. 

Benefits of Vaishakh Purnima Vrat 

The advantages of observing the Vaishakh Purnima Vrat are as follows:

  • It helps in liberating positive energy in the environment. The benefits of Vaishakh Purnima Vrat not only purify your body, mind, and soul but also creates an optimistic ambiance around you.
  • Observing this vrat gives a sense of peace and serenity to one’s family. It further fosters understanding among the family members, thus bringing them together.
  • Worshiping Lord Satyanarayan and Maa Lakshmi helps you achieve all your dreams as well as desires. Devotees should ensure doing the puja with utmost faith and devotion to leverage the benefits of Vaishakh Purnima Vrat. 
  • Spiritual growth is envisaged for the person performing the Vaishakh Purnima vrat as it helps in achieving spiritual enlightenment and inner peace. 
  • If you want to do karmic cleansing, observe this fast, as it helps eliminate negative karma as well as sins and facilitates good karma.
  • Expect good fortune and wealth, along with success, prosperity, and abundance, in your lives when you observe this fast with complete faith. 

Vaishakh Purnima Rituals

The rituals to be followed on Vaishakh Purnima  are:

  • Wake up and bathe before dawn. Get ready by wearing clean clothes and then begin the Vaishakh Purnima Rituals.
  • Worship Lord Vishnu as well as Lord Hanuman and ask them to bless you with the success and happiness you aspire to.
  • Worship the Lord Sun and offer argha. Simultaneously chant the Surya Mantra, or recite ‘Om Suryaya Namah’ to receive his blessings and begin the day on a positive note.
  • Worship Lord Satyanarayana and Goddess Lakshmi on this day. Pledge to observe a fast on that day and narrate the Satyanarayan Katha. Additionally, cook bhog and offer it to the deities. 
  • Offer fruits, banana leaves, supari, incense sticks, moli, and sandalwood paste while performing the Satyanarayan Puja to seek blessings from Lord Vishnu.
  • Worship Lord Moon and offer argha with water at night as part of the Vaishakh Purnima Rituals. Doing so brings harmony and peace to an individual’s life. 
  • Donating is a good practice to be done on this day. Give away a vessel fully filled with kaccha anna, or say uncooked food. Doing so helps to eradicate the sins and obtain good karma. 

Vaishakh Purnima 

Vaishakha Purnima is considered the auspicious day of the Hindu religion.

Vaishakh Poornima falls on the Full Moon day in the month of Vaisakh.

Vaisakh month is the second month according to the Hindu Lunar calendar.

So, we celebrate this day in May or June on the western calendar.

Vaishakh month brings an auspicious time to perform charity works or other various religious activities.

Whoever worships Lord Vishnu during this time may get his blessings.

 Even in Hindu Panchang, it is mentioned the importance of Vaishakh Month. Anyways, moving forward, let’s check out the significance and rituals of Vaishakha Purnima.

Vaishakh Purnima Rituals

  • There is a belief that if you take a dip into the river on this day, your sins may get washed away. So, devotees take a bath in the holy river.
  • After that, pray to Lord Vishnu for their well-being.
  • Devotees usually practice a day-long fast on Vaishakha Poornima day.
  • Some people also organise Satyanarayan Katha in temples or their homes. They listen to Satyanarayana Katha and offer prayers to Lord Vishnu during Vishnu Puja.
  • Then devotees offer Bhog to Lord Satyanarayan.
  • If one observes fast and recalls Lord Vishnu with sincerity, he may grant you good prosperity and bliss.
  • In the evening, people offer water to Moon as a part of fast-breaking rituals.
  • Donate clothes, food and necessities to the poor on Vaishakhi Poornima.

Vaishakh Purnima Significance

In the second month of the Hindu calendar, Vaishakh was praised by sage Narad.

He revealed that it was one of the superior months created by Lord Brahma.

Therefore, devotees worship Lord Vishnu with full devotion to get maximum benefits.

Hindu myths say that even Hindu deities worship Lord Vishnu during this month.

People try to appease the Lord by keeping the day-long fast. During the fast, they avoid eating food items or even refrain from drinking water for a day.

On this day, they wake up early to take a dip in the holy river. Afterwards, they perform rituals by keeping Lord Vishnu in their prayers.

Devotees also listen to Skanda Purana on the day of Vaishakha Purnima.

On this day, if you worship the Lord with faith and devotion, you may get your wishes fulfilled.

Vaishakha Purnima As Buddha Purnima Or Vesak

Vaishakh Purnima is also known as Buddha Purnima, as it commemorates the birth anniversary of Gautam Buddha.

On this day, two major incidents took place in Lord Buddha’s life.

He received enlightenment in Bodhgaya and his ascension in Kushinagar.

Lord Buddha taught us the spiritual concepts of learning and asked devotees to follow them. Hindus believe Lord Buddha is an incarnation form of Lord Vishnu, who was born 2583 years ago.

It is an auspicious day for Buddhists and Hindus.

On this day, devotees visit and worship the bodhi tree.

It is said that the Bodhi tree is the tree where Gautam Buddha preached his enlightenment and also ascended on the same day.

Devotees offer flowers to Lord Buddha’s idol and lit up candles in front of it.

Devotees worship him to seek blessings for inner peace and tranquillity.

They meditate and chant the mantras as to say, practising the peace they were expecting from Buddha.

Some devotees also practice fast and offer fruits and sweets to the deity.

Vaishakh Purnima

Vaishakh Purnima falls on the full moon day in the month of Vaisakh, which typically falls between late April and early May.

It is a significant day in the Hindu calendar as many Devotees observe fast and perform certain religious rituals for good luck and fortune.

Vaishakh Purnima is the second full moon in the year according to the Hindu lunar calendar. 

The festival has different meanings and is celebrated differently in different parts of India.

In the south, it is celebrated as Buddha Purnima, which marks the birth, enlightenment, and death of Lord Buddha.

It is also considered an auspicious day to perform sacred rituals and offer prayers to ancestors.

The festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm and devotion across India.

Devotees visit temples, take holy baths in rivers or other sacred bodies of water, offer prayers and perform charity.

In some places, processions are held with people singing and dancing to traditional music.

The day is also marked by the distribution of food and sweets to the poor and needy.

Significance of Vaisakh Purnima

Vaisakhi Purnima is a significant festival in the Hindu calendar with different meanings and interpretations depending on the region and the community celebrating it.

So, let’s find the significance of Vaisakhi Purnima in various aspects.

Harvest Festival 

Vaisakhi Purnima also marks the beginning of the harvest season in many parts of India, especially in the northern states of Punjab and Haryana.

Farmers thank God for the bountiful harvest and seek blessings for a prosperous future.

Buddha Purnima 

In some parts of India, Vaisakhi Purnima is celebrated as Buddha Purnima, which marks the birth, enlightenment, and death of Lord Buddha.

It is a day to reflect on the teachings of Buddha and to practice compassion and kindness.

Auspicious Day

Vaisakhi Purnima is considered an auspicious day to perform sacred rituals and offer prayers to ancestors.

People take holy baths in rivers or other sacred bodies of water, offer food and clothes to the poor and needy, and seek blessings for their families.

Cultural Significance

Vaisakhi Purnima is an important cultural festival in India, celebrated with great enthusiasm and devotion.

People dress up in colourful traditional attire, sing and dance to folk music, and enjoy festive food and sweets.

Overall, Vaisakhi Purnima is a day of celebration, gratitude, and reflection, with deep spiritual and cultural significance for many communities in India.

 

Vaisakh Purnima  Vrat Puja Vidhi

Vaisakh Purnima holds greater significance for performing Satyanarayan puja to please Lord Satyanarayan and Maa Lakshmi to attract fortune and success. So, let’s find the religious rituals to be performed on Vaisakh Purnima.

  • Wake up early in the morning before dawn and take a bath and wear clean clothes. 
  • After that, offer Argh to the Sun God while chanting Surya Mantra or ‘Om Suryaya Namah’.
  • Worship and offer prayers to Lord Vishnu and Lord Hanuman.
  • Take a vow for the fast and worship Lord Satyanarayana.
  • Recite ‘Satyanarayana Katha’ and prepare sacred food, which is offered as Bhog to the deity. 
  • Fruits, supari, banana leaves, moli, incense sticks, and sandalwood paste are offered to Lord Vishnu, and elaborate arrangements are made at various temples during Satyanarayana Puja.
  • After worshipping Chandra Deva (Moon God) ritually in the night, offer water to him.
  • Donate a vessel filled with raw food (Kachcha Anna) to the needy.

Remedies

Natives with the weak moon in their Horoscope usually struggle with anxiety and depression.

Such natives should participate in Satyanarayan Vrat Puja on this day and offer water to the moon in the evening.

This helps to resolve problems and get rid of struggles. It is also advised to keep fast on Vaisakh Purnima to attract positive energy. 

Benefits of Observing Vaisakh Purnima Vrat

  • Observing Vaisakh Purnima vrat fast creates positive energy in your surroundings. 
  • It helps to keep you safe from negative energies and unprecedented accidents.
  • Purnima brings peace and harmony to your family. 
  • Vaisakh Purnima vrat fulfils all your desires and wishes.
  • You receive blessings from Lord Satyanarayan and Maa Lakshmi.
  • Vaisakh Purnima Vrat blesses you with wealth, good fortune and opulence.

Vaishakh Purnima 

Charity and Puja should be done on of Vaishakh Purnima

The festival of Vaishakh Purnima is a festival full of lights.

Because of the full moon, all directions are illuminated.

At this time “ॐ असतो मा सद्गमय। तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय। मृत्योर्मामृतं गमय ॥”, these lines should be recited.

At this time, darkness is completely eliminated and moonlight flows in nature and life.

The full moon is a very influential period from both a spiritual and scientific perspective.

Scientists associate this time with the changes in the nature and the attraction power of the moon.

From an astrology and religious angle, this period depicts changes in the relationship between the Moon, nature and man.

Worship the moon on Vaishakh Purnima

The importance of worshipping the moon on Vaishakh Purnima is described in ancient scriptures. It is believed on this day the moon is at its best in terms of its capabilities.

As a result, it brightens the environment on earth.

Nature appears very beautiful in the bright moonlight. Moon is a water element.

So the Moon naturally influences everything that has water.

As all the living things, vegetation etc. on the earth have a water composition, the moon has an effect on all of them.

The tides of the ocean flow and ebb as per Moon’s influence.

During Purnima, the strength of the Moon leads to high tide in the ocean.

Similarly, when it comes to the human body, a good part of the human body’s composition is water.

So on Purnima, the Moon influences both our body and our minds.

This is such a powerful statement, it does not warrant further discussion.

This period is ideal for mediation. Meditation helps us absorb and conserve the energy we receive from the Moon.

This brings in very auspicious results for us.

We should worship the Moon on Purnima, so that we connect ourselves with its energy.

When worshipping the Moon on Purnima, Aarghya should be offered to the Moon at night.

Lamps should be lit and the following Shloka should be recited in front of the Moon “ ऊँ अमृतंग अन्गाये विधमहे कलारुपाय धीमहि, तन्नो सोम प्रचोदयात ।” Moon has always been associated with the mind.

When a person chants Mantras either standing or sitting in front of the Moon, it helps the overall functioning of the body.

It also eliminates the fear of premature death and poverty.

Other festivals in Vaishakh Purnima

Lord Buddha was born on Vaishakh Purnima

Lord Buddha was born on Vaishakh Purnima.

This day has special importance and is celebrated across the globe as Lord Buddha’s birthday.

Lord Buddha is also considered as one of the most important incarnations of Lord Vishnu.

This day is hence celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm in India.

Chinnamastika Jayanti on Vaishakh Purnima

Goddess Chinnamastika is also worshiped on this day.

The birth anniversary of this form of Shakti is celebrated on this day.

By worshiping Mata Chinnamastika, the devotee gets freedom from all his/her troubles.

The day of Chinnamastika Jayanti is considered to be a very good day for Sadhana and the attainment of Siddhi.

On this occasion, special Poojas are performed on Shakti Pithas.

Thus, the day of Vaishakh Purnima turns out to be very auspicious.

The smooth functioning of nature is possible only on account of the power of planets, blessings of God and his strength.

On this day all of these three come together and form a Triveni Sangam making the day a very auspicious occasion.

Anyone who carries out Jap Tap as per his/her capability on this day will influence the self and the environment profoundly.

Importance of Vaishakh Purnima

Old scriptures and mythological books are full of several stories and secrets related to Purnima.

This Tithi is supposed to bring in very auspicious and pure results to the native.

All the religious activities that take place throughout the month finally end on this day.

This full Moon marks the conclusion of all festivals, Snans and fasts done in this month.

As per mythological texts, if one is unable to observe all the rituals throughout the Vaishakh month, then the person can still gain Punya equivalent to donation of a thousand cows by performing Puja and charity work on the day of Vaishakh Purnima.

The Vaishakh Snan and special religious rituals which go on for the entire month end on this full moon day.

The importance of charity and rituals multiplies on this day.

Puja Archana and Yagya-Havan are done on a very large scale at each and every religious place.

This marks the end of Vaishakh month.

Skand Puran, Bhavishya Puran etc mention this Purnima Tithi.

Bathing in The Ganga on this day holds a lot of importance.

Besides the Purans also mention the importance of bathing in other holy places such as Prayag Raj, Triveni etc.

After the Snan at the banks of rivers is over Arghya is offered to the Sun and then a lamp is lit.

Charity in this month is considered very important.

Prasad is distributed under the name of Dharmaraj.

Doing so leads one to attain Punya equivalent to that of donation of a cow.

It is believed that donating an urn filled with jaggery and sesame seeds destroys the sins of a person from previous lives.

One becomes free of bad deeds which were done unknowingly.

On the occasion of Vaishakha Purnima, a square lamp of ghee should be lit in front of the idol of Shri Vishnu.

Apart from this, placing a vessel filled with cow’s ghee, coconut, sesame in Puja eliminates all the troubles in one’s life and ensures fulfillment of wishes.

On this day, a lamp of sesame oil should also be lit in front of the basil plant.

Vaishakha Purnima 

Vaishakha Purnima is a significant day in Hinduism that occurs on the full moon day of the Vaishakha month.

It is the second month of the year according to the Indian national calendar and falls between April and May.

Hindus consider all full moon days as auspicious. However, Vaishakh Purnima  will be particularly important.

It is because fasting and worshipping on this day can lead to complete enlightenment and forgiveness of sins.

Additionally, this day is the birth anniversary of Gautam Buddha, the 9th incarnation of Lord Vishnu in Hinduism.

Thus, Vaishakha Purnima holds great significance for both Hindu and Buddhist followers.

Apart from the birth anniversary of Mahatma Buddha, Vaishakha Purnima associates with several other significant events.

On this day, the great sage Ved Vyasa began writing the epic Mahabharata.

Additionally, the day marks the beginning of the Jyeshta month, which is an inauspicious month for certain activities in Hinduism.

Vaishakh Purnima significance

Vaishakh Purnima is a festival of great significance in the Hindu calendar.

Its meaning and interpretation vary depending on the region and the community celebrating it.

Here are some aspects that make Vaisakhi Purnima significant:

  • In many parts of India, especially in the northern states of Punjab and Haryana, Vaisakhi Purnima marks the beginning of the harvest season. Farmers express gratitude to God for a bountiful harvest and seek blessings for a prosperous future.
  • Some parts of India celebrate Vaisakhi Purnima as Buddha Purnima, which commemorates the birth, enlightenment, and death of Lord Buddha. It is a day for introspection, reflecting on Buddha’s teachings, and practicing compassion and kindness.
  • Vaishakh Purnima holds immense cultural significance in India and people celebrate it with fervor and devotion. This auspicious day is ideal for performing sacred rituals and seeking blessings for one’s family and ancestors. People partake in holy baths in rivers or other holy water bodies and also offer food and clothing to the underprivileged
  • Besides religious rituals, it signifies vibrant cultural celebrations where people adorn themselves in colorful traditional attire, sing and dance to folk music, and relish festive delicacies. Vaishakh Purnima is also an occasion to strengthen social ties and spend quality time with loved ones.

How you can celebrate Vaishakh Purnima ?

Vaishakh Purnima is a significant day for Hindus, and devotees celebrate it with great devotion and spiritual fervor.

The day begins with devotees waking up early in the morning and taking a purifying bath to cleanse their bodies and souls.

They then start the preparations for worshipping Lord Vishnu, the preserver of the universe.

During Vaishakh Purnima , devotees observe a fast to express their devotion and dedication to Lord Vishnu.

They worship Lord Vishnu by chanting mantras and bhajans and reciting the Satya Narayan Katha, a story that glorifies the importance of truth and righteousness.

After the worship, devotees donate a pot filled with water to Brahmins.

It is so because people believe it to be an act of great virtue that can help eliminate sins.

Some also donate sugar and sesame to express their gratitude and seek blessings for their families.

These rituals are mentioned in Vishnu Dharam, a religious text that outlines the importance of worshipping Lord Vishnu on Vaishakha Purnima.

By following these rituals, devotees seek to purify their souls, seek blessings, and attain spiritual enlightenment.

Rituals to follow during Vaishakh Purnima

Vaishakh Purnima is an important Hindu festival that holds great religious significance for devotees.

It is a day when devotees observe a fast and perform several religious rituals to please the gods and seek their blessings.

Here are the rituals you can perform on Vaishakh Purnima :

  • Wake up early before dawn and take a bath to purify the body and mind. Wear clean clothes and get ready for the day’s rituals.
  • On the occasion of paying obeisance to the Sun God, it is customary to offer ‘Argh’ while reciting the Surya Mantra or ‘Om Suryaya Namah’. This is done to seek the blessings of the Sun God and to start the day with positivity and energy.
  • Devotees typically engage in the worship of Lord Vishnu and Lord Hanuman and offer prayers to them. Devotees seek the blessings of these deities for a happy and prosperous life.
  • Take a vow for the fast and worship Lord Satyanarayana. The fast please Lord Satyanarayana and Maa Lakshmi to attract fortune and success. The devotees recite ‘Satyanarayana Katha’ and prepare sacred food, which is offered as Bhog to the deity.
  • During the Satyanarayana Puja, Lord Vishnu is offered fruits, supari, banana leaves, moli, incense sticks, and sandalwood paste, and various temples make elaborate arrangements for the occasion. The devotees offer these items to the deities to seek their blessings.
  • Following the traditional worship of the Moon God, it is customary to offer him water during the night. Moreover, worshipping Chandra Deva on this day brings peace and harmony to one’s life.
  • One way to give to the less fortunate is by donating a vessel filled with uncooked food (Kachcha Anna). This is an important ritual of Vaisakh Purnima, as it is believed to eliminate sins and bring good karma. By donating food to the needy, devotees seek the blessings of the gods.

Benefits of observing this Purnima Vrat

Observing the Vaishakh Purnima vrat have several benefits for both spiritual and material well-being.

Here are some benefits of performing Vaishakh Purnima vrat:

  • Observing Vaishakh Purnima vrat fast creates positive energy in your surroundings. It purifies your mind, body, and soul and creates a positive aura around you.
  • Purnima brings peace and harmony to your family. It is the vrat that brings a sense of tranquility and calmness to your home. Moreover, it promotes unity and understanding among family members.
  • Vaishakh Purnima vrat fulfills all your desires and wishes. Devotees who observe this fast with complete devotion and faith seek the blessings of Lord Satyanarayan and Maa Lakshmi, who fulfill their wishes and desires.
  • Vaishakh Purnima vrat blesses you with wealth, good fortune, and opulence. Devotees who observe this fast with complete devotion and faith seek abundance, prosperity, and success in their lives.
  • Observing Vaishakh Purnima vrat helps in spiritual growth. The vrat purifies your mind, body, and soul and helps you in your spiritual journey. Moreover, by observing this fast you can achieve inner peace and spiritual enlightenment.
  • Vaishakh Purnima vrat helps in karmic cleansing. The fast helps in getting rid of negative karma and sins and promotes good karma. By observing this fast, you can purify your mind, body, and soul and gain the blessings of the Almighty.

Remedies to follow this Purnima

The celebration of Vaishakha Purnima comes with its own set of remedies for people struggling with anxiety and depression.

The weak placement of the moon in the horoscope can exacerbate these issues and create hurdles in life.

However, participating in the Satyanarayan Vrat Puja can offer some relief and comfort to such natives.

This ancient ritual involves worshipping Lord Satyanarayan and Maa Lakshmi to attract positive energy and good fortune.

In addition, offering water to the moon during the evening hours of Vaisakha Purnima brings positive changes in the lives of those with a weak moon in their horoscope.

The cooling effect of the water soothes the mind and helps in resolving problems and struggles.

Observing a fast on Vaisakha Purnima is another remedy to attract positive energy and keep negative influences at bay.

The fast not only purifies the body but also helps in focusing the mind and cultivating spiritual strength.

The positive vibrations generated by the fast can create a protective shield around the individual and safeguard them from negative energies.

Therefore, by following these remedies and observing the rituals of Vaishakha Purnima, individuals can not only overcome their struggles but also attract positivity, good fortune, and abundance in their lives.

Vaishakha purnima

The full moon day is known as Poornima, or Purnima according to the traditional Hindu lunar calendar.

Hindu people, from morning to evening observe a fast on the day.

As per the traditional calendar, the Vaishakha purnima happens on the full moon day in the Vaishakha month.

It is believed that the devotees get full enlightment from all the sins by fasting and worshipping on Vaishakha Purnima day.

Devotees who sincerely worship Lord Vishnu on this day get prosperity, affluence, fortune and good rewards.

People say, according to Bhavishya Purana, Lord Vishnu in a turtle form took incarnation among his 24 incarnations.

On the day of Vaishakha purnina, Hindu devotees worship Lord Vishnu in this appearance only.

Offering oil and til in charity is considered auspicious.

On this festival, perform Lord Satya Narayan Puja
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  • Much significant religious festival, rituals and customs takes place on the full moon day in different regions of the country. Devotees observe fasting on this day and offer their prayers to Devi and Mother Goddess. They consume food only after the evening prayers and seeing the moon in the sky.
Vaishakha Purnima Pooja :
  • One gets freedom from all his misdeeds by worshipping and fasting on Vaishakh Purnima. Devotees who worship Lord Vishnu on this day get prosperity. The worshipper has to give til and oil in charity and should offer fragrant things like kapoor, itra etc. with the water in a utensil made of gold, silver, bronze or sand.
  • Offering Lord Vishnu ghee, sugar, til on this day is favourable. Perform homas with sugar and ghee. Taking bath in holy rivers like Ganga, Narmada etc provides freedom from all sins. Chant Om Namo Bhagvate Vasudevaya Namah while worshipping Lord Vishnu. Observing a fast dedicated to Satyanarayana brings luck and prosperity in the family.
·         Vaishakh Purnima Importance :
  • Hindu culture describe the glory and significance of Vaishakh month mentioning that there is no other month like Vaishakh that is considered so auspicious. Deities praises the Vaishakh month by saying that Brahmaji has created this month superior to other 11 months of the Hindu calender.
  • Devotees who take bath before the sunrise get freedom from all his sins and bad deeds. Vaishakh being the favorite of Lord Vishnu has become the most superior and auspicious month of the year.
  • Providing a thirsty people with water on this day is equivalent to performing a Rajsun Yagya.

Importance of Vaishakha Purnima

The full moon occurs on the fifteenth day of Shukla Paksha of each month.

Since the month of Vaishakha is considered very sacred, the full moon of Vaishakha month is very special and has a great religious significance.

It is believed that observing fast on Vaishakh Purnima brings good fortune and health.

On this day, Satya Narayan Puja is performed to get the blessings of Lord Vishnu.

Additionally, devotees also worship Dharmaraja on this day.

It is believed that worshipping Dharmaraja on this day helps to overcome the fear of premature death.

Not only this, worshipping Lord Vishnu on this day, you also get freedom from all your sins.

Furthermore, according to Hindu Mythology, it is believed that Lord Krishna asked his friend Sudama to observe the fast on Vaishakha Purnima, in order to get bestowed with good wealth and invite prosperity in life.

Furthermore, Vaishakha Purnima is also celebrated as Buddha Purnima or Buddha Jayanti – the birth anniversary of Gautam Buddha.

Also, this day is celebrated as  Chitra Pournami by Tamil Hindus.

Vaishakha Purnima Rituals

Below are some important rituals to be followed on the day of Vaishakha Purnima:

  • Devotees wake up early in the morning, take an early bath and start the preparations for worshipping Lord Vishnu.
  • Devotees observe fast of Vaishakha Purnima and worship Lord Vishnu by chanting mantra and Bhajans. Satya Narayan Katha is also performed on this day.
  • After worship, they donate a pot filled with water to Brahmin. Some also donate sugar and sesame on the Vaishakha Purnima to eliminate sins. Also, these rituals are mentioned in Vishnu Dharam.

Vaishakha Purnima

All Purnima Tithis are considered auspicious among Hindus.

Vaishakha Purnima is the second Purnima in the year according to Hindu lunar calendar and it comes just after Narasimha Jayanti

All Purnima days have something special to celebrate for.

Buddha Jayanti falls on Vaishakha Purnima day and this day is celebrated as birth anniversary of Gautama Buddha.

People worship Lord Satyanarayana, an extremely benevolent form of Lord Vishnu, and observe Satyanarayana fasting on Purnima day.

Many communities observe one day fast on Purnima Tithi according to their Kul Parampara. Kul Paramparas are family traditions passed from generation to generation.

Vaishakha Purnima

Vaishakh is a month of Hindu calendar which falls in the months of April and May. In the Indian national calendar, Vaishakh is the second month of the year.

All full moon day is considered auspicious among Hindus.

Vaishakh Purnima is the second full moon in the year according to the Hindu lunar calendar.

On the day of Baisakhi Purnima, the sage should bathe in the Holy Rivers.

Donate sattu, sweets, clothes etc.

When Krishna’s childhood classmate Sudama Dwarka went to meet him, he told him the law of the true Vinayaka fast.

Due to the effect of this fast, all the poorness of Sudama kept going and he became very blessed.

People worship Lord Satyanarayana, an extremely merciful form of Lord Vishnu, and observe Satyanarayana fast on the full moon day.

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