Magha Purnima Vrat 2018
When Is Magha Purnima In 2018?
Magha Purnima Vrat Muhurat For New Delhi, India
Poornima Tithi Begins at 22:24:05 on January 30, 2018
Poornima Tithi Ends at 18:57:43 on January 31, 2018
The Full Moon or Poornima date in the month of Magh according to the Hindu Panchang is called as Magh Purnima. This day is religiously and spiritually significant. It is virtuous to bathe, do charity and chant on this day. Also, taking a holy bath on this day is said to be of high importance. It starts from Paush Poornima and ends by Magh Poornima. After doing Kalpvaas on Tirthraj Prayag, Magh Poornima is the last day to carry out Triveni bath. According to Hindu beliefs, Lord Madhav blesses people who do Magh Snan (bath) with wealth, children, prosperity, luck, happiness and salvation.
IMPORTANCE OF MAGH POORNIMA
Magh Poornima originates from Magh Constellation. It is believed that Gods come on Earth in human form and take a dip in Prayag along with charity and chanting. This is why it is said that bathing in the Ganges on this day results in fulfilling your wishes and leads to salvation. As per the writings in Hindu scriptures, it becomes symbolic if Pushya Constellation appears on this date.
MAGH POORNIMA FAST & PUJA VIDHI
On the day of Magh Poornima, bathing, fasting, chanting, doing charity and worshipping in front of holy fire is carried out. Lord Vishnu is worshipped on this day, along with doing Shradh for ancestors and donating to the poor. Follow the puja vidhi as mentioned:
1. On the early morning of Magh Poornima, take a bath in a holy river, lake, nearby well or reservoir. After that, offer water to Lord Sun while chanting the mantras.
2. Worship Lord Madhusudan after taking a resolution for fast and bathing
3. Feed poor and brahmins during Madhyahant period and give generous donations.
4. Give sesame and black sesame seeds in donations. In the month of Magh Poornima, conduct the holy Hawan and Oblation or Tarpan for ancestors.
MAGH MELA & KALPVAAS
Every year at Tirthraj Prayag (Allahabad), Magh Mela is organized, also called Kalpvaas. Devotees from India and abroad travel down to this place to be a part of it. From centuries, the tradition of Kalpvaas is maintained in Prayag. Completion of Kalpvaas is done after taking a holy dip on the day of Magh Poornima. Residing on the banks of Tirthraj Prayag Sangam is known as Kalpvaas. Kalpvaas means studying Vedas on the banks of Sangam. Kalpvaas stands for patience, determination of non-violence and devotion.