According to the Hindu calendar, Magha month falls in the month of January – February. This is the most revered month as the most famous Kumbh Mela (held every 12 years) and the Magha Mela (an annual event) takes place during this month. Triveni Sangam (a confluence of three rivers) in Prayag or Allahabad. It is regarded as an auspicious day to take holy bath.
Magha Purnima is commensurate on the full moon day that marks the completion of Magha month. On this day, millions of devotees that include saints, sages, pilgrims, travelers, underprivileged, priests take a holy bath in the Ganga, Jamuna, Kaveri, KrishnaKrishna
It is described that there are three aspects of the Supreme that must..., Tapti, etc.
On this day, the devotees keep a fast to pay the respect to their ancestors. They request VishnuVishnu
Vishnu is one of the Supreme Gods of Hindus and is a part of Hindu Trinity,.. to liberate their deceased ancestor’s soul by taking the dip in the holy river. They offer alms to the poor and needy people. Many people donate cows to Hindu priest and perform Yajna at Prayag and the request for the forgiveness of their sins.
On this day, Lord Vishnu is worshiped and just like all other Purnima day, Satyanarayana Vratham Katha is read.
People offer red Chandan powder, fruits, betel nut, banana leaves, beetle leaves, panchamrit and Prasad It is the sacred food that is distributed after an auspicious event or day after offering it to the Godsto Vishnu. Panchamrit, that is offered to Vishnu on this day, is made out by mixing GangaGanga
According to Bhagavata Purana, Vishnu in one of.... water, honey, milk, Tulsi and sweets. Prasad It is the sacred food, first offered to Gods and then distributed among devoteesoffered to Vishnu is prepared by roasting the mixture of wheat and sugar together. Many religious sermons held to celebrate the occasion at auspicious places. People also worship ShivaShiva
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According to Hinduism, the whole creation is the work of Trimurti (the Hindu Trinity)... and Laxmi on this day.
Significance of the bath on Magha Purnima
It is believed that anyone, who take a bath on this revered day, would get rid of sins and paved its the way for salvation. He or she would be able to cleanse his or her mind and soul.
Astrological Significance of Magh Purnima
Astrologically there is a change in the position of the Sun and Moon. Sun enters in Capricornus constellation that is popularly known as a Capricorn Zodiac sign and the Moon enter in Cancer constellation. Thus, taking the ritualistic bath on Magh Purnima can cure a person of all problems related to the Sun and the Moon.
Mythological Legend associated with Magha Purnima
According to Brahmavaivartpurana, During the month of Magha, Vishnu himself resides in the Ganga River and therefore even a touch of this holy water can cure all sins and all diseases of a devotee.
According to the MatsyaMatsya
Matsya Avatar was the first Avatar of Vishnu, among the Dashavatara... Purana, anyone, who donates the Brahma-Vaivarta Purana on this day, finds abode of Lord Brahma.
According to another legend that around 2382 BCE, there was the Kumbh Mela held on the day of Magh Purnima. It is believed that Vishwamitra had the holy bath on that day.