Kartik Purnima 2023: Know its Significance and Why Different Festivals are Celebrated on This Auspicious Day
Kartik Purnima know its significance, vidhi and rituals
- On this day, worshippers take a holy bath by visiting pilgrimage sites during sunrise and moonrise which is known as Kartik Snan and is considered to be very sacred.
- In case one can’t visit a pilgrimage site then they can also take a bath at home by simply adding Ganga Jal in their bathwater. Then, they should light a ghee or mustard oil diya in front of Lord Vishnu and then worship him by following all the rituals and with devotion.
- Devotees also worship Lord Vishnu on this day with flowers, incense sticks and lamps. Offering prayers to Lord Vishnu on this day can help devotees overcome their worries and live a peaceful and happy life.
- On the Kartik Purnima festival, devotees also observe a fast which is called Satyanarayana Vrat and also read the Satyanarayana Katha.
- Worshippers also perform 'Rudra Abhishek' in their homes. Lord Shiva’s temples are especially lit up on this day.
- It is said that donating Diya’s on Kartik Purnima is very auspicious. The day is also considered very auspicious for reciting Vedic mantras and bhajans.
- Mela, or a fair, is held in Pushkar during this month to celebrate the wedding of Vrinda and Lord Vishnu. On this day, the fair comes to an end, and worshippers take a holy dip in the Pushkar Lake in order to gain salvation.
- On Kartik Purnima, one should try to feed the brahmins who are poor or in need.
Celebration of different festivals on Kartik PurnimaThe holy month of Kartik is considered very special, and people celebrate it with great zeal and dedication. Hindus undertake holy bath and worship their Gods and Goddesses. As per Hindu mythology, on Kartik Purnima day the Hindu Gods come down to the earth in the sacred rivers and, consequently, by taking a holy bath in a river, worshippers receive the blessings of all the gods. Here’s how this auspicious day is celebrated in different communities:
- Kartik Purnima celerbations last for five days, because Ekadashi is the 11th day, and Purnima is the 15th day of Kartika month during Shukla Paksha. Tulsi Vivah, Bhishma Panchaka, Vaikunth Chaturdashi, and Dev Deepawali are some of the festivals that take place during this time.
- Tuksi Vivah a Hindu festival that begins on Prabodhini Ekadashi and ends on Kartika Purnima. It can be observed on any day between Ekadashi and Kartika Purnima. During this time, a large number of people participate in the wedding rituals of Tulasi Mata and Lord Shaligram.
- From Prabodhini Ekadashi to Kartik Poornima, Bhishma Panchak is observed. The Bhishma Panchak fast, which takes place during the last five days of this month, is considered extremely important by Vaishnav culture.
- Vaikuntha Chaturdashi is celebrated one day before Kartik Purnima. To please Lord Vishnu, devotees fast and perform a special Puja ceremony to worship him. Lord Vishnu prayed to Lord Shiva and offered him a thousand Lotus Flowers on the day of Kartik Chaturdashi during Shukla Paksha. In many Hindu temples, both Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva are worshipped.
- Dev Dipawali is also celebrated on the day of Kartik Purnima. The killing of Tripurasur by Lord Shiva brought great happiness to the Gods. As a result, this day is observed in a similar manner to Diwali. Worshippers light earthen lamps and ‘Diyas’ on the banks of the rivers to erase sorrow from their lives and fill their hearts and minds with hope and courage and also to conquer darkness through light
- This day is known as the ‘Jain Festival of Light’ by those the followers of Jainism.
- The day of Kartik Purnima is known among Sikhs as Guru Nanak Jayanti or Gurpurab, as it represents Guru Nanak Dev’s birth anniversary.
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