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Paush Purnima

In Hinduism, the full Moon, Purnima, holds great significance. According to the Hindu calendar, Purnima, the glorious occasion, is commemorated every month. On this day, observing fasts, performing spiritual rituals such as bathing, making charitable donations, and engaging in prayers yield promising outcomes. The full Moon in the month of Poush is known as Poush Purnima. This Purnima is important as it signifies the First Purnima of the year 2024. On this day, devotees offer special worship to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Parvati and pay homage to the Moon.

According to beliefs, the Purnima tithi holds particular significance for the Moon. On Purnima, Lord Chandra (Moon) is worshipped, and it is said that on this day, the moon showers nectar from the sky. Worshipping the Moon on Purnima is believed to bring good health, happiness, and prosperity.

Auspicious Timing for Poush Purnima 2024:

The first Purnima of 2024, also known as Poush Purnima, will fall on Thursday, January 25, 2024.

The auspicious timing for Poush Purnima is January 24, 9:52 PM to 11:26 PM, January 25.

The fasting for Poush Purnima 2024 will be observed on January 25, 2024.


Significance of Poush Purnima 2024:

Poush Purnima holds special significance as it involves the worship of the Moon, symbolising serenity and harmony. Worshipping the Moon on this day is believed to bring tranquillity, freedom from ailments, and relief from life's challenges.

In religious traditions, the month of Poush is considered the month of the Surya Dev or Sun God. Paying homage to Lord Surya this month is believed to lead to spiritual liberation. As a result, many individuals take a holy dip in sacred rivers and offer prayers to the Surya Dev on Poush Purnima. On this auspicious day, numerous devotees gather in cities like Varanasi, Prayagraj, and Haridwar to take a holy dip in the Ganges water.

Poush Purnima 2024 Puja Vidhi:

Those who observe the fast on Poush Purnima should awaken during the Brahma Muhurta (auspicious early morning time) and first pay respects to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi. Following that, take a bath and do clean attire. Cleanse the temple and purify it by sprinkling Ganga water. Offer arghya (offering) to Lord Surya. Subsequently, perform the puja of Lord Vishnu, offering items such as yellow fruits, turmeric, barley, and akshat (rice grains). Then, offer Goddess Lakshmi red flowers, a scarf, and adornments.

If observing the Poush Purnima fast for the first time, it is advisable to worship Chandra Deva (Moon). Offer arghya and a sweet dish made of milk to the Moon, which is considered auspicious.

Reciting the mantra "Om Somaya Namah" 108 times after sighting the Moon on Poush Purnima night is believed to bring immense success.

What to Do on Poush Purnima:

Donate rice on Poush Purnima, as it is considered auspicious.

Take a bath with water from the Ganges on this day.

Offer sweet water to the Peepal tree.

Offer milk arghya to the Moon on Purnima, as it brings happiness, prosperity, and sweetness to relationships.

Perform the puja of Lord Vishnu and recite the Vishnu Sahasranama (thousand names of Lord Vishnu).

Prepare kheer (sweet rice pudding) and offer it to Chandra Deva and Goddess Lakshmi.

What Not to Do on Poush Purnima:

Avoid consuming non-vegetarian foods on this day.

Refrain from engaging in arguments or disputes.

Do not turn away any beggar empty-handed.

Avoid wearing black clothing.

Display respect for elders in the household and refrain from disrespecting them.

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