847 – Full Moon – Phalguni Purnima

Phalgun month in Hinduism is very significant. According to the Hindu calendar it is the last month and corresponds to February and March in the Gregorian calendar. It is a month of happiness and pleasure. It marks the end of winter and the beginning of summer. The Ramayana and Mahabharata took place in this month.

Phalguni Purnima is celebrated on the 24th of March. It is the final full moon day of the year, and if a devotee fasts and worships the moon and Lord Vishnu, s/he will attain freedom from all past and present sins. Since it is such an auspicious day, Lakshmi Jayanti is also celebrated. There is one catch and that is one has to worship the Moon and Lord Vishnu and Lakshmi, with complete dedication and sincerity.

The full moon has its own religious and spiritual significance as the rays of Moon on this particular day are considered sacred and divine. Fasting on this day grants freedom from depression and fears. Worship of the full moon leads to relief from mental stress and anxiety. The astrological connection of the moon planet is associated with the mind, emotions, feeling, water and mother. On this special day, there are some rules to be followed. One must avoid consuming non-vegetarian food, garlic, onions and alcohol. One must not indulge in any immoral and unlawful activities. One must cook one’s food oneself.

On the day of Phalgun Purnima, Holi the festival of triumph of good over evil is also celebrated. It is a joyous festival and one plays with colored water and powders, which are smeared on the face and body.

Aim Hrim Klim


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