Purnima Bhadrapada - Dedicated to Lord Satyanarayana
Purnima Bhadrapada is a festival celebrated on the full moon day in the month of Bhadrapada (August-September), according to the Hindu calendar. All the Purnima are dedicated to some form of VishnuVishnu
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and on Purnima Bhadrapada, Lord Satyanarayana is offered prayers. As the name suggests, Satyanarayana is an epitome of positivity and purity. He stands for everything that is true and righteous.
Worshippers take an early bath and then clean their houses to begin Satyanarayana Puja. It is a praying ritual dedicated to Satyanarayana. People first offer prayers to Ganesha and then to the nine planets. People place an idol of the deity in a clean place and chant the many names of Vishnu. A priest or an elder member of the family also narrates the Satyanarayan Katha
An idol or image of Satyanarayana is placed and is worshipped with Panchamrit which is later distributed as prasadam among the devotees. He is also offered various kinds of fruits, GangaGanga
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water, garlands made of fresh flowers, vermilion, betel and holy basil. A priest may then recite Satyanarayana Katha The story involves sage Narada asking Vishnu to be benevolent and end the sufferings of humans in the world to which Vishnu replies that whoever will perform the Satyanarayana Puja will be berated from all his sins and attain salvation
and bless people with a healthy living with minimum suffering. People observe a fast for the complete day and sing hymn in the praise of Satyanarayana. Chanting Vishnu Stotram is also a part of the ritual.
People send invites to their friends and relatives to attend the prayer ritual and it is believed that if one is invited to such an event, he should never refuse the invitation.
Some devotees prefer visiting sacred rivers like Ganga and Yamuna and take a dip in the holy water. Other Gods like BrahmaBrahma
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may also be worshipped and some may chant the MahaMrityunjaya It is the death conquering mantra , recited to overcome premature death or fear related to death. It is dedicated to Mantra- a group of sacred words
Mantra for the complete day. Performing charity is considered very auspicious on the day thus people should donate clothes and food to Brahmins It is one of the caste of Hindus. They are known for their knowledge of ancient, sacred scriptures
and needy people.
Welcoming the Fresh Start
In many regions, the day marks the beginning of the rainy season hence people, especially farmers, visit temples and pray for good rainfall and abundance of harvest.
Performing Satyanarayana Pooja on Pournami Bhadrapada frees one’s mind, body and soul from all kinds of negativity and instills good and positive thoughts. The house in which the ritual is performed is also purified. The puja results in wealth and prosperity for all the true devotees.
Purnima Bhadrapada is a lucky day for a house warming ceremony. Many people shift to their new home on this day. Vishnu blesses the life of people with good deeds who perform charity.
Festivity in Gujarat
Purnima Bhadrapada holds immense importance for the people of Gujarat as they dedicate this day to Goddess Ambaji. Ambaji is one of the many forms of Durga who is majorly worshipped in Western states of India. The most popular shrine dedicated to her is located in Gujarat. She is a holy mother goddess who preaches inner strength and helps in attaining spiritual awareness
A shrine named Ambaji temple is located in Banaskantha (Gujarat) and a grand fair is organized in the nearby arena. Devotees perform the folk dances and rejoice in the festivity.
Lord Satyanarayana- One of the various forms of Vishnu is known as Lord Satyanarayana, who is worshipped on a full moon day. He is also a four armed God but unlike Vishnu he doesn’t hold a lotus in his fourth hand. He is rather depicted making Varada gesture.