The full moon in the Hindu calendar month of Bhadrapada is celebrated as Bhadrapada Purnima. It is a day steeped in devotion, where people gather to honor and worship Lord Vishnu in his revered form, Lord Satyanarayana.
Date and Timings
New York, USA – 28th Sep, 2023
Purnima Tithi Begins – 09:19 am on 28 Sep, 2023
Purnima Tithi Ends – 05:56 am on 29 Sep, 2023
Chennai, India – 29th Sep, 2023
Purnima Tithi Begins – 06:49 pm on 28 Sep, 2023
Purnima Tithi Ends – 03:26 pm on 29 Sep, 2023
London, UK – 29th Sep, 2023
Purnima Tithi Begins – 02:19 pm on 28 Sep, 2023
Purnima Tithi Ends – 10:56 am on 29 Sep, 2023
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The Spiritual Significance of Bhadrapada Purnima
The full moon, or Purnima, has always held a special place, symbolizing the pinnacle of brightness and enlightenment in the lunar cycle. Bhadrapada Purnima, in particular, is a day dedicated to Lord Vishnu, revered as Lord Satyanarayana, a deity synonymous with truth and righteousness.
This day serves as a precursor to Pitru Paksha, a fortnight dedicated to paying homage to our ancestors, marking a period of reflection and gratitude.
Bhadrapada Purnima Rituals
Saturn governs the Purnima tithi, making Bhadrapada Purnima a powerful day to strengthen Saturn’s influence.
- Satya Narayan Puja: You can participate in this puja, either by performing it yourself or by listening to or reciting the Satya Narayan Katha, a narrative that elucidates the virtues of Lord Satyanarayana.
- Mrtunjaya Homa: For those facing hardships in life, this day presents an opportune time to perform the Mrtunjaya Homa. This ritual, invoking the blessings of Lord Shiva, is known to remove obstacles and usher in health and prosperity. It serves as a beacon of hope, offering solace and strength in trying times.
- Acts of Charity: Bhadrapada Purnima amplifies the effects of charitable acts. You can engage in acts of charity by donating food and clothing to Brahmins and those in need.
- Chanting of Sacred Texts: This is a powerful day to chant or listen to Vishnu Sahasranama and Sri Suktam. These chants invoke the blessings of Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi.
- Mantra Chanting: “ॐ तत् सत् | om tat sat“, “ॐ सत्याय नमः | om satyāya namaḥ“, and “ॐ नमो भगवते सत्यदेवाय | om namo bhagavate satyadevāya” – You can chant these mantras 108 times.