Margashirsha Purnima which is to be observed on 30th December 2020, however, will begin late in the evening on 29th of December is also known as ‘Battisi Purnima’ because the results of donation on this auspicious day is 32 times more rewarding and fruitful than the results of any other Purnima.
Also read about Margashirsha Amavasya.
Lord Vishnu is loved as ‘Narayana’, on this day and Satyanarayan is worshipped on this day. Margashirsha month is the ninth month according to the Hindu Calendar and is one of the most auspicious months as said by Lord Krishna himself in Bhagwat Gita.
Margashirsha Purnima/Battisi Purnima 2020: Date and Time
Purnima Tithi begins on 29th December 2020 at 07:55:58 and will end on 30th December 2020 at 08:59:21
Legend and significance of Margashirsha Purnima(Margashira Purnima Vrat Katha)
Lord Vishnu is loved and worshipped as God Satyanarayan on this day and this auspicious day worshipping God Satyanarayan as well as listening to Satyanarayan Katha is performed and is highly beneficial and rewarding as well. Any donations, offerings, and charity have done on this day by devotees observing the fast get 32 times more rewarding and beneficial results than any other Purnima. Fasting and performing Puja on this day also leads devotees to a path of happiness and prosperity.
The full moon day in the promising month of Margashirsha as per the Hindu calendar is known to be as Margashirsha Purnima. It is also believed that any wishes made on this day by devotees are fulfilled if made with a pure heart and mind. It is said that the era of Satyug also began from this month that is the reason why activities performed on this day are highly rewarding. Bathing is sacred rivers of Haridwar, Banaras, etc is also considered to be highly auspicious on this day.
Margashirsha Purnima Vrat Puja Vidhi
Worshipping God Satyanarayn is considered to be auspicious and it brings divine blessings, happiness, and prosperity too. Following are the Vrat Rituals that are to be performed by devotees observing the fast on this day are :
- Wake up early in the morning and take the name of Lord Satyanarayan, take bath in holy water, and vow for the fast while taking God’s name in mind.
- Devotees must wear white clothes on this day and perform ‘Achamanam’ (purification ritual to cure all impurities before puja).
- Then meditate in the name of God by chanting “Om Namo Bhagwate Vasudevay Namah”.
- Offer flowers and perfumes to God
- Set a Puja Sthal and make an altar for the ‘Havan’, then perform havan Vidhi by offering Ahuti-oil, ghee, Bhura, etc to Agni.
- After completion of Havan, end your fast by ruminating (thinking deeply) about Lord Vishnu and God Satyanarayan.
- It is advised to sleep near the idol of Lord Narayana as well in the night.
- Next day, feed the needy or Brahmins and make donations, charity, and other offerings (Dan-Dakshina) as well to them.