Chaitra Purnima

By Sameedh Admin | Oct 01, 2021 | in Blogs, Festivals | Share

It is a sacred day of Purnima means a beautiful full moon day of the Hindu month Chaitra


As per its name, this sacred day of Purnima is a beautiful full moon day of the Hindu month Chaitra. And according to the Gregorian calendar, the Chaitra Purnima falls in the month of March or April. 


Generally, the Full Moon day (Purnima Tithi) holds a great significance in the Hindu calendar. On this day, many people observe a fast for the entire day and break it only after sighting the Moon. Furthermore, it is the very first Purnima Tithi of the Hindu Lunar calendar, enhancing its significance in the Hindu religion. 


Devotees worship Lord Vishnu and host puja for Lord Satyanarayan as well on this day. Moreover, worshipping Lord Hanuman is also a common celebration of this day as Chaitra Purnima is known as Hanuman Jayanti (birthday of Lord Hanuman).

 

Rituals and Celebrations:
This auspicious day begins with a very important ritual of waking up early and take a holy bath in a nearby river before sunrise. Then, after observing the holy dip and offering Jal to the morning sun, devotees are supposed to worship Lord Vishnu and Lord Hanuman by visiting their temples. 


Devotees faithfully worship Lord Vishnu by keeping a spiritual Satyanarayan Katha and fast. In addition, they are required to perform Vedic rituals and make sacred food that is offered to the idol and guests. Moreover, to extend the spiritual practices, devotees attend various reading sessions for Bhagwad Gita and Ramayan as well to worship deities and pray for prosperity and happiness. 


One more significant part of this day is charity work. People wholeheartedly donate clothes, food, money, and many other items to attain peace and offer gratitude and devotion to God. 


As per Hindu scriptures, every Purnima holds unique significance related to different Gods. But because Chaitra Purnima is the first full moon day of the Hindu calendar, it has received an immensely profound meaning in the Hindu culture.