Vaishakha Purnima 2024 – Date, Importance, Vrat and Puja Vidhi

March 11, 2024

Purnima has special religious significance in the Hindu religion. Lord Vishnu and the Moon God are worshiped on every full moon day. Among these, the full moon of Vaishakh month has great importance. According to mythology, Lord Mercury was born on Vaishakha Purnima. For this reason, the importance of Vaishakh Purnima increases even more and this Purnima is also known as Buddha Purnima. According to religious texts, Lord Mercury himself was the ninth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Therefore, by worshiping properly on the day of Budh Purnima one attains special virtue.

Vaishakha Purnima 2024 Date 

Vaishakha Purnima on Thursday, May 23, 2024

Purnima Date Start: 22 May 2024, 06:48 PM
Purnima Date Ends: 23 May 2024, 07:23 PM

Importance of Vaishakha Purnima 

Every full moon date has great significance in the Hindu religion. But Buddha Purnima or we can say Vaishakh month itself is considered the month of Gods. Lord Buddha was also born on this day. It is said that whoever worships Lord Vishnu and fasts on this day is freed from all sins. Apart from this, worshiping the Moon God also removes all the defects. Donation and bathing in the holy river or lake also have the special Importance of Buddha Purnima. On this day Lord Brahma created black and white sesame seeds. 

Therefore, sesame seeds should be used on this day and a cow should also be donated. Vaishakh Purnima is also known as Satya Vinayak Purnima. It is said that when his childhood classmate Brahmin Sudama came to meet Shri Krishna in Dwarka, Shri Krishna told him the rules of Satya Vinayak Vrat i.e. Vaishakh Purnima Vrat. By doing the same, all his poverty went away and he became rich.

Vaishakh Purnima Puja Vidhi

  • On this day, wake up in the morning and take a bath in the holy river, and if it is not possible to go to the river, then mix Ganga water in water and take a bath at home.
  • After this wear clean clothes.
  • After this, purify the worship place by sprinkling Ganga water.
  • After this, if you are fasting, then take a resolution to fast while meditating on God.
  • Now light a lamp in front of Lord Vishnu and apply tilak with turmeric.
  • After this, worship Lord Vishnu and Mother Lakshmi methodically with fruits and flowers.
  • Be sure to add basil in the prasad or water of Lord Vishnu.
  • After this read and listen to Satyanarayan Katha.
  • On this day, worship Lord Shiva by offering white sandalwood, Akshat, Bilva leaves, Akda flowers, and sweets.
  • Meditating on Lord Shiva on this day protects from fear of death, poverty, and loss.
  • Worship Lord Vishnu and Mother Lakshmi again in the evening.
  • After moonrise at night, worship the moon and offer Arghya.
  • Finally, break the fast after worshiping Chandradev.

Vaishakh Purnima Vrat Katha

It is the time of the Dwapur era when Mother Yashoda says to Lord Shri Krishna O Krishna, you are the sustainer of the entire world, please tell me such a law by which no woman has the fear of becoming a widow and she is fast. It results in fulfillment of the desires of all human beings. After listening to their mother, Shri Krishna ji says Mother, you have asked me a very good question. Let me tell you in detail about such fasts.

To get good luck, all women should keep fast for 32 months. This brings good luck and protects the children. Under the rule of a very famous king Chandrahasya, there was a city named Kantika, full of gems. In which a Brahmin named Dhaneshwar lived. His wife’s name was Sushila, she was very beautiful. There was no dearth of wealth and property in his house. But, the Brahmin and his wife had no children. 

One day a saint comes to that city and takes alms from everyone’s house, but does not take alms from the Brahmin’s house. Now that monk does the same thing every day. He takes alms from everyone’s house in the city and goes to the banks of the river Ganga and eats food. Seeing all this the Brahmin becomes very sad and goes to the sage and asks what is the reason that you take alms from everyone’s house in the city, but not from his house. 

Then the saint says that you are childless, taking alms from such a house is like the food of a fallen man. That’s why I don’t want to be a part of sin. Hearing this, Dhaneshwar becomes very sad folds his hands, and says to the sage, Munivar, please tell me some solution by which I can have a child. Then the sage asked him to worship Goddess Chandi for sixteen days. 

After this, the Brahmin couple did as the sage had said. Pleased with their worship, Mother Kali appeared after sixteen days. Mother Kali blessed the Brahmin’s wife to become pregnant and asked her to light a lamp as per her power on every full moon day. In this way, keep increasing the number of lamps every full moon, until there are at least thirty-two lamps. 

The Brahmin plucked raw mango fruit from the tree and gave it to his wife for worship. His wife performed the puja and as a result, she became pregnant. She used to light a lamp on every full moon as per the instructions of Mother Kali. By the grace of Mother Kali, a son was born in their house, who was named Devdas. 

When Devdas grew up, he was sent to his maternal uncle in Kashi to study. An accident happened to both of them in Kashi, due to which Devdas got married fraudulently. Devdas said that she was young, but still, she was forcibly married. After some time, Kaal came to take his life, but the Brahmin couple had observed a fast on the full moon day, so Kaal could not do any harm to him. Since then it is said that by fasting on the full moon, one gets relief from troubles, and all the wishes are fulfilled.

Remedies for Vaishakha Purnima

Bathing in Ganga on the day of Vaishakha Purnima has special significance. Therefore, take a bath in the Ganga on this day. If you are not able to go for a Ganga bath, then take a bath at home by mixing a little Ganga water in the bath water. By doing this one gets virtue equivalent to bathing in Ganga.

Worshiping the Peepal tree on the day of Vaishakh Purnima is considered auspicious because Goddess Lakshmi resides in the Peepal tree on this day. Therefore, on this day, take water from a pot on the Peepal tree mix raw milk and Batasha in it, and offer it. Mother Lakshmi is very happy with this.

Worshiping the Tulsi plant on the full moon day brings auspicious results. Offer water to the Tulsi plant on the full moon day. Along with this, also light a ghee lamp. By doing this, Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi are also pleased.

On the day of the full moon, worship Lord Vishnu and Mother Lakshmi duly. Along with this, during the puja, offer 11 turmeric-colored cowries i.e. yellow cowries to Goddess Lakshmi. After this, the next day tie these cowries in a yellow cloth and keep them in the safe or cupboard.

On the night of Vaishakha Purnima i.e. at the time of moonrise, mix some honey and Akshat in milk in a pot and offer Arghya. By doing this, wishes are fulfilled and luck also awakens.

Wrapping Up

There is great importance in worshiping Lord Vishnu and reciting Satyanarayan Katha on the day of Vaishakh Purnima. By reading and listening to Satyanarayan Katha on this day, all the wishes of the devotees are fulfilled and the desired results are achieved. If you want to know more information about Vaishakha Purnima Vrat, then you can get the information by taking online astrology consultation.

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