Magha Purnima 2025 – Date, Importance, Vrat and Puja Vidhi

March 11, 2024

In the Hindu religion, the full moon is considered special but a full moon falling in the month of Magha is considered special. Due to falling in the month of Magh, this full moon is also called Maghi Purnima. Purnima is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, on this day a fast of Lord Vishnu is observed and stories are heard. Bathing and donating on this day is also considered very important.

Magha Purnima 2025 Date

Magha Purnima 2025 on Wednesday, 12 February 

Purnima Date Start – 11th February 2025 at 06:55 PM
Purnima Date Ends – 12th February 2025 at 07:22 PM

Magha Purnima Importance 

The importance of Magha Purnima is explained in Brahma Vaivarta Purana. According to Hindu mythology, on this holy day, Lord Vishnu resides in the river Ganga and hence it is strongly believed that by merely touching the sacred waters of the river Ganga, devotees can attain salvation. Taking a bath in holy rivers like Ganga, Saraswati, and Yamuna on Magh Purnima is very beneficial.

By observing Magh Purnima fast piously, devotees can get freedom from their sins and also attain purity and peace of mind. Donating on the day of Magha Purnima gives benefits similar to Mahayagya. Apart from religious significance, the day of Magh Purnima also holds great importance in astrology. 

Therefore, it is believed that taking a holy bath on Magha Purnima removes all the problems related to the Sun and Moon. The month of Magh is also beneficial from a scientific point of view. It is believed that this month helps the human body adjust to the changing seasons. Therefore, taking a bath on Magh Purnima will give strength and power to the body.

Magha Purnima Vrat Katha

According to the legend, there lived a Brahmin named Dhaneshwar in a city. His wife’s name was Roopvati. The Brahmin and his wife earned their living by begging. Both of them had no children. One day his wife went to the city to beg for alms, but people called her barren and refused to give her alms. Due to which both of them became very worried due to not having children.

One day someone asked Brahmin’s wife Roopvati to worship Goddess Kali for 16 days to have a child. The Brahmin couple worshiped Goddess Kali as per the rituals for 16 days. Pleased with this, Mother Kali appeared and blessed the Brahmin’s wife with the happiness of a child. Also, Maa Kali asked the Brahmin couple to light a lamp on every full moon day, increase the number of lamps on every full moon day, and observe a fast on the full moon day. As per the instructions of Mother Mahakali, the Brahmin couple started fasting on the full moon day and lighting lamps.

After a few days, the Brahmin became pregnant. By the grace of Mother Kali, a son was born to a Brahmin and his wife. Both of them had named their son Devdas, but Devdas did not live long. Devdas grew up and went to Kashi to study with his maternal uncle. There such an accident happened that she got married by deception.

After some time, death came to take his life, but coincidentally that day was a full moon and the Brahmin couple had kept a fast for their son. Due to this even time could not harm him. Since then, fasting on Purnima started being considered very auspicious. It is believed that this provides relief from all the troubles of life and every wish is fulfilled.

Magha Purnima Puja Vidhi

Bathing, charity, havan, fasting, and chanting are done on Magha Purnima. On this day, worship of Lord Vishnu, Shraddha of ancestors, and donations to poor people should be done.

On the day of Magh Purnima, one should take a bath in a holy river, reservoir, well, or stepwell before sunrise.

After bathing, Arghya should be offered to the Sun God while chanting the Surya Mantra.

After bathing, one should resolve to fast and worship Lord Madhusudan.

During the afternoon, the poor and Brahmins should be fed and donated.

Sesame seeds and black sesame seeds should be donated especially.

In the month of Magh, Havan should be performed with black sesame seeds and offerings to ancestors should be made with black sesame seeds.

Remedies for Magha Purnima 

On the day of Magha Purnima, one should worship Lord Vishnu by taking a bath in the Ganga or any holy river. Taking a bath in the Ganga or any holy river on this day destroys sins and also purifies the mind and soul.

On this day, one should wake up early in the morning and worship Lord Vishnu and Maa Lakshmi. By doing this there will never be a shortage of money in the house and God’s blessings will remain on your family.

Worshiping the Peepal tree on the day of Magha Purnima is considered very auspicious. Lord Vishnu is believed to reside in the Peepal tree. On the day of Magh Purnima, offer water mixed with milk to the Peepal tree and light a lamp of ghee.

Wrapping Up

Magha Purnima is a holy festival that inspires us towards spirituality and philanthropy. By doing good deeds on this day, we get virtuous results. Clean and decorate your house. Spend time with your family and friends. Help the poor and needy. protect the environment. If you want to know more information about Magha Purnima Vrat, then you can get the information by taking online astrology consultation.


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