Pournami Pooja Vidhi Pournami Vratham Mantra for Purnima Vrat
Importance of Purnima Pooja:
Why poornima is considered auspicious?
- On this day moon completes one cycle around the Sun, which symbolically marks the end of a chapter in a person’s life.
- Even though Poornima falls every month but the most auspicious ones are Kartika, Magh, Sharad, Guru, and Budh Poornima.
- If any grant occasion like a wedding, the birth of a child, purchase of a new house, etc. has taken place in a family or community, many people thank the good lord by performing Shree Satyanarayan Puja on this day, which is believed to benefit all the people involved.
- In srividya upasan.As per Vedic astrology, people born on Purnima are said to be more intelligent and possess an attractive personality.
Full Moon fast:
Purnima pooja and Fasting Rules:
- Wake up at Brahma muhurtha (4 a.m-6 a.m). This period of the day is called the “hour of Brahman “by the Rishis. The early hours of the morning are fully charged with prana or vital energy. This vital energy is needed by the body to nourish the cells and activate the six mystic energy centers of the body through meditation.
- Take bath before 6.oo a.m and wear clean clothes.
- Clean the Puja Room and the altar where you are going to do the pooja. Clean the surroundings of home.
- Do away with useless chatter and observe periods of silence to go within.
- Full Moon is also an ideal time to pray for our pithrus or ancestors for their deliverance.
- Many people also believe that Goddess Lakshmi visits the banyan and peepal tree on this day. An incense stick is lit under the tree with sweetened water and a sweet dish, which can later be distributed as Prasad, along with prayers to seek her blessings.
- People also like to hang mango leaves at the entrance of their house, shop, or office as they are considered auspicious and attract the blessings of gods.
- Lord Shiva is also offered bel leaves along with honey, raw milk, sandalwood paste, and other fruits and sweets on this day.
- To seek blessings of the Moon God to help maintain peace and a happy marriage, married couples can also offer milk to the moon.
- If you are one of those who cannot carry out these practices, a simplistic chanting of ‘Om’ on this day shall also benefit.
- Many people also like to begin their auspicious works on the occasion of Poornima as they feel that on this day they can be guided better by Gods as they (Gods) are more active on this day.
- Fasting on this day helps improve metabolism and cleanse the body systems. The full moon day is also symbolic of eliminating darkness to help us gain wisdom and illumination.
- As per the Hindu mythology, on this holy day, a devotee should perform a havan on this day, to praise Lord Vishnu, Lord Ganesh, and Lord Chandra for a blessed, healthy, protected, and wealthy life. Thus, celebrating Purnima vrat from sunrise to full moon rise is helpful for spiritual, physical, and economic upliftment beyond expectations.
- One must not eat anything except for fruits and milk during the day. Fasting helps to reduce the acid content in the system, reduce the rate of metabolism and increases endurance. One should avoid salt, rice, pulses, wheat and grains.
- In the evening, when the Full Moon appears on the sky, one should have a sight of this moon and then break the fast.
- One should offer fresh flowers and fruits to the Goddess at home and light a lamp. Offerings of sweet milk pudding or rice pudding should be made to the Goddess.
- Betel leaf if available can be placed in front of the Goddess. Sanskrit mantras from Lalitha Sahasranama can be recited on this day to earn immense merit.
- An offering of kumkum should be made to the Goddess while mantras are recited. Kumkum is a symbol of auspiciousness.
- After the prayers, arati should be shown to the Goddess to receive her abundant blessings.
- On this day, charity can be done to the poor by feeding them or gifting clothes to the needy.
- A poornima fast will bless one with wealth, health, abundance and longevity.
Srividya Upasan Pournami Pooja Vidhi:
Names of different Purnima Vrat:
As per the lunar calendar, there are 12 full moon nights falls in a year and many of the Hindus celebrates Purnima vrat on this auspicious day. Fasting on Purnima (Full Moon) is considered highly religious and auspicious. Here is the complete list of Purnima Vrat-