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Magh Purnima 2017-Date, Timing, Vrat, Puja Vidhi, How to do Magh Purnima Puja

Magh Purnima 2017-Date, Timing, Vrat, Puja Vidhi, How to do Magh Purnima Puja

Magha Purnima or Magh Purnima also known as Maghi Purnima is a full moon day which falls in the month of Magha in the traditional Hindu calendar. It is the month in which the famous Kumbh Mela (held every 12 years) and the Magha Mela (an annual event) takes place at Triveni Sangam (a confluence of three rivers) in Prayag or Allahabad. Magh Purnima is celebrated as a ‘bathing festival’ or ‘Pavitra Snana Puja’ across the country.

 

Magh Purnima 2017 Date & Timings

This year it falls on 10th February 2017(Friday).

Purnima Tithi Begins = 07:30 on 10/Feb/2017
Purnima Tithi Ends = 06:02 on 11/Feb/2017

How is Magh Purnima Celebrated in India?

Hindu devotees take a holy bath in the Ganga or Yamuna rivers every day of the month which begins from Paush Purnima and ends on Magha Purnima. Those who cannot make it to the sacred river can take a bath in any other stream, river, tank or pond which is regarded as holy and auspicious.

On this day, a number of bathing festivals are held on the banks of holy rivers like the Ganga, Jamuna, Kaveri, Krishna, Tapti, etc. People walk for miles and miles to be able to take a single holy dip in the river. A dip in the sea at Kanyakumari and Rameshwaram also has high religious value.

Similarly, a bath in the Pushkar Lake in Rajasthan is also regarded as equally auspicious. In Madras at Kumbhakamaon, there are shrines of Nageshwara and Sarangpani near which there is a large tank in which devotees can take a dip on this holy day. It is believed that the water of the sacred Ganga flows into this tank on this auspicious day.

There is a special significance of this day in Buddhism as well. It is believed that Gautam Buddha announced his impending death on this day. There are religious ceremonies held at Viharas, prayers are dedicated to the Buddha. Religious flags are hoisted on all the monasteries at dawn and sacred verses are chanted from the Tripitaka.

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Magh Purnima || माघ पौर्णिमा || पूजा विधि,Puja Vidhi

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