New Delhi| Jagran Lifestyle Desk: The festival of Chaitra Purnima is celebrated to mark the importance of Lord Vishnu, who is one among the divine trinity of the Hindu religion. Chaitra Purnima is considered one of the most auspicious days of the year and is observed with full fervour and joy. The devotees of Lord Vishnu observe day-long fast on this day and also pay ode to Lord Vishnu to seek his blessings. This year, the Chaitra Purnima 2021 is celebrated along with Hanuman Jayanti on April 27. 

When is Chaitra Purnima?

The Chaitra Purnima will take place on April 27. The Purnima tithi which falls in the Chaitra month is known as Chaitra Purnima.

What is the shubh tithi of Chaitra Purnima?

The auspicious timing of Chaitra Purnima will begin at 12:44 PM on April 26 and it will conclude at 9:01 AM on April 27.

Puja Vidhi of Chaitra Purnima:
On this day, the devotees get up early and take a bath.
After this, they worship Lord Vishnu and chant mantras.
The devotees chant mantras like Om Namo Narayana.
After this, the devotees distribute prasad.

Significance of Chaitra Purnima:

On this auspicious day, the devotees take a bath in the holy river Ganga. However, this time, the celebration will look a little different due to the coronavirus pandemic's current situation. It is also believed that taking a bath in the holy river Ganga helps the devotees to get rid of their sins and troubles.

The devotees chant mantras on this day and they perform Satyanarayan puja and they also read the popular Satyanaran Katha on this day. Apart from this, the devotees also donate and they help the needy on this day.

On Chaitra Purnima, Lord Hanuman was born and this day is also celebrated as Hanuman Jayanti. The devotees offer prayers to Lord Hanuman on this day and they also observe a day-long fast.

Posted By: Deeksha Sharma