Published On : February 23, 2022  |  Author : Astrologer Umesh
Maghi Poornima

Maghi Poornima: The Festival Of Auspiciousness

Magha Poornima or Maghi Purnima is one of the most important occasions in India. It is held as auspicious inception of the full moon day as per the Hindu calendar, denoting the beginning of Magha month. The most notable thing about Maghi Poornima is that this is the day marking the beginning of the famous and revered Kumbh Mela that happens every twelve years. On the other hand, the festival of Maghi is held every year at Triveni Sangam or the confluence of three holy rivers; the Ganges, the Yamuna, and the Saraswati.

What Is The Importance Of Magha Poornima?

The importance of Magha Poornima lies in the fact that it is not only an auspicious time period for the devotees of the occasion but it also is the harbinger of sacred rituals that devotees follow. During the day, people take holy baths, offer alms, donate cows and perform Homa at historical Prayag, close to the confluence of the Ganges and Yamuna rivers.

These rituals define the core culture of India representing its very fabric of auspiciousness proven in various mythological texts and verses. Therefore, the significance of the occasion called Maghi Poornima is boundless. The belief associated with the religion accentuates the importance of Magha Purnima, saying the auspicious occasion is an opportune time for making charity. Doing so can get the wishes of devotees manifested.

Taking bath in the holy rivers like the Ganga or the Yamuna is considered very auspicious, as per religious beliefs associated with the occasion. Saraswati Puja that we conduct for you helps you in the attainment of knowledge, wisdom and blessing of Mata Saraswati.

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Why Is Magha Purnima Considered Auspicious Event?

Maghi Poornima is considered an auspicious event due to the fact that innumerable devotees take holy bath in the sacred river of the Ganga, believing that performing the ritual is mythologically recommended to cleanse their sins. The belief gets its religious proof with the fact that the sins of the persons get removed when they take a holy bath in the Ganga on Maghi Poornima, as Lord Vishnu himself believes this religious doctrine.

Therefore, the attachment of the belief with the Lord Vishnu Himself accentuates how auspicious and sacred Maghi Poornima is. Moreover, chanting “Gayatri Mantra” during the occasion is also considered auspicious which lends the gravity of auspiciousness to the festival in India. Moreover, the mantra is considered very powerful for healing and purifying the body in the attainment of peace and happiness.

Celebratory Things Associated With Maghi Poornima

Maghi Poornima is celebrated with great enthusiasm, even in southern Indian states like Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh where the festival is held in its deepest reverence by the devotees who follow it with gaiety. This day marks the celebration of a very famous and spectacular ‘float’ festival in Tamil Nadu.

During the festival, idols of Meenakshi and Lord Sundeshwara, decked in varying beauties and fineries, are mounted on floats.

In addition, the followers of Buddhism also hold the auspiciousness of Maghi Poornima in their hearts and celebrate the festival with great reverence. The importance of the festival for the adherents of Buddhism has based on the belief that Lord Gautama Buddha pronounced his impending death on Maghi Purnima.

Conclusively, Maghi Poornima is one of the greatest festivals in India due to its importance of being auspicious, as the day marks the enthusiasm of its devotees who take holy baths in the Ganga and offer their prayers to the divine lord.

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