May 5th, 2023 is going to be a powerful day as we will experience a Lunar Eclipse in Libra along with Kurma Jayanti and Buddha Purnima.
You can learn more about the Lunar Eclipse in this article – The Ultimate Guide to Navigating the Lunar Eclipse in Vishakha Nakshatra: Insights and Remedies
Buddha Purnima is the anniversary of the day Siddhartha Gautama, who later became Gautama Buddha was born, got enlightened, attained nirvana and he also died on this same day. He is the founder of Buddhism.
Kurma Jayanti is the day when Lord Vishnu incarnated as Kurma (tortoise) to help with the Samudra Mathan (churning of the oceans). The Kurma avatar is connected to the planet Shani (Saturn). The mount mandara was placed on Lord Kurma as HE was the one who provided stability. That is why when we experience a lot ups and downs in life it is advised to worship Lord Vishnu in his Kurma Avatar form to bring stability.
Kurma Jayanti Rituals
- Chant the mantra Aum Namo Bhagavate Akūpārāya 108 times.
- Read the story of Samudra Manthan and contemplate on the role of Lord Kurma.
- Donate to people who are less fortunate than you without any expectations.
- Be of Service to help people around you and bring stability in their lives just like how Lord Vishnu in HIS Kurma avatar provided the stability that was needed for the universe.