New Delhi | Jagran Lifestyle Desk: Full moon day or Purnima is an auspicious day for Hindus that falls on the 15th day of Shukla Paksha of the lunar fortnight. When Purnima falls in the month of Vaishakh it is called Vaishakh Purnima. According to Hindu belief, if people offer prayers and worship Lord Vishnu with devotion on this day are blessed with prosperity and fulfilment of desires.  This year, Vaishakh Purnima is being celebrated on May 26.

Vaishakh Purnima 2021: Time

  • Purnima tithi starts May 25, 2021 at 8:30 pm
  • Purnima tithi ends May 26, 2021 at 4:43 pm
  • Sunrise will take place at 5:45 am
  • Sunset will take place at 7:01 pm
  • Moon rise on May 26 at 7:09 pm
  • Moon set on May 27 at 6:15 am

Vaishakh Purnima 2021: Shubh mahurat

  • Brahma Muhurat- 04:09 am to 04:57am
  • Amrit Kaal- 04:07 pm to 05:32 pm

Vaishakh Purnima 2021: Significance

Vaishakh is the second month of the Hindu calendar. The sacred Hindu scripture Skanda Purana glorifies the significance of Vaishakh Purnima. As per beliefs, if people offer prayers and worship Lord Vishnu with devotion, and are blessed with prosperity and fulfilment of desires. God Satyanarayan is a form of Lord Vishnu, devotees worship God Satyanarayan and follow family traditions for puja and rituals.

Vaishakh Purnima 2021: Rituals

- Before sunrise on the day people take bath, having a dip in the holy river is supposed to be very fruitful.
- in front of the idol of Lord Vishnu, light a diya of pure ghee.
- Tulsi is a favourite of Lord Vishnu. So, offer tulsi (basil leaves), flowers and naivedya.
- Chant Vishnu Sahastranama.
- Satynarayana dev puja and fast is also regarded as very auspicious on this day.
- Banana leaves, tulsi leaves, fruits, flowers, bhog and panchamrit are offered.
- Chanting of Satyanarayan Katha is a part of the celebration.
- In the evening, 'arghya' is offered to the moon god when the moon rises.
- Prasad is distributed among all.
- Food, clothes, cash, etc are donated to the needy.

Posted By: Sanyukta Baijal