Phalguna Purnima 2023, Also known as Poonam, Poornima and Poornamasi etc., Purnima is one of the most spiritual days in all of India. Moreover, every Purnima in the year is among the happiest days if people pray on this day with devotion and faith. Most of the followers fast and worship Lord Vishnu on this holy day. Phalguna Purnima 2023 will be in March. Today we will tell more in detail about Phalguna Purnima, its significance, Vrat Katha and other details.
The Sanskrit word “Purnima” means “Full Moon” in English. Phalguna Purnima is held in Phalguna, the last month of the year, at the conclusion of Shukla Paksha. Vasanta Purnima, one of the six Vedic astrological seasons, is another name for Phalguna Purnima as it falls on the same day as Vasanta Ritu. People are celebrating this day as Kama Dahanam. Especially, in the South Indian states of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.
The ritual for this Kama Dahanam ceremony is identical to those for Holika Dahan. However, the mythology surrounding Kama Dahanam is different from that of Holika Dahan. Many states or people are celebrating the occasion as Kaman Pandigai in Tamil Nadu and as Kamuni Panduga in Andhra Pradesh. Holi is usually considered a North Indian celebration.
Phalguna Purnima 2023 Date and Time
The March Purnima that coincides with the Phalguna period of the Hindu lunar calendar is Phalguna Purnima. Holashtak ends on Phalgun Purnima and the two-day festival of Holi begins. On this day, people will consider it the eve of Holika Dahan. There are usually 12 days of Purnima in a year and each of them is significant in its own way. Purnima Vrat is considered a holy day by many Hindus as people pray on this day for the fulfilment of their wishes. The next full moon or Purnima in March 2023 is on Tuesday, March 7.
Starts: March 6, 2023, at 4:20 PM
Purnima Tithi Ends: at 6:13 PM on 7 March 2023
Meaning of Phalguna Purnima?
Being the day of the end of the year, this Purnima holds great significance in Hindu culture. On this day, Hindus celebrate Holika Dahan, one of their most important ceremonies. Many people believe that the moon has a significant influence on the earth on this day, which also heralds the beginning of spring. Thus, if a devotee fasts and worships the Moon and Lord Vishnu with all devotion on this auspicious day, he is freed from all past and present sins. This day is the last full moon of the year.
On this day, devotees from all over the nation turn to Lord Shri Hari Vishnu for salvation. Liberation is the ultimate goal of mortal life on earth, according to Hinduism. Apart from this, Laxmi Jayanti or the birth anniversary of the goddess of wealth, wealth and abundance is also celebrated on Phalguna Purnima day. It is among the most significant days in Hindu tradition because so many events coincide on one extremely auspicious day.
How to observe Vrat in 2023?
Every month on Purnima, the fasting and ritual customs are essentially the same. Nevertheless, there are some fundamental considerations. Therefore, in Phalguna Purnima 2023, you must take care of the following rituals before fasting.
- Worship, pray and praise Lord Sri Krishna with devotion and devotion.
- On the day of Purnima, take a dip in a sacred river, lake or pond early in the morning before making a fasting commitment.
- From dawn to moonrise one must fast (Chandra Darshan). Make sure you worship the moon at night.
- Besides, on Phalguna Purnima 2023, praise God, give to the less fortunate and do holy immersion.
- During Phalguna Purnima Vrat also collect wood and cakes made from cow dung, according to Narada Purana. After the havan, light the Holika ritually by stacking wood.
- Observe the rites for the worship of the Moon. Chant the Chandra Mantra while completing the Puja. On Phalguna Purnima 2023, Moon worshipers experience joy and peace of mind.
- Pray to Lord Shiva and offer Shivling Jalabhishek.
- Moreover, if you worship Devi Parvati on this day, you will attract piety and peace in your life.
Holika Dahan pujan on Phalguna Purnima?
Holika Dahan festival commemorates the triumph of morality over evil. It is a very significant event for Hindus all over the world and is observed on Phalgun Purnima. Let’s see the Holika puja procedure you must opt for Phalgun Purnima to avoid adverse situations and problems in life.
- Collect firewood and dry cow dung in an open area.
- Rice, kumkum, henna, flowers, turmeric, gulal, lachha cotton, coconut, lotus, roli, wheat grains and garlands should be placed on a bowl and offer to Holika Mata.
- Now start a fire commonly known as ‘Burning Holika’ using wooden twigs and cow dung.
In honour of Lord Narsimha, recite the following mantra:
“Om Nrisimhaye vidmahe vajranakhaya dhimahi tan no simhah Prachodayat
Vajra nakhaya Vidmahi Tikshna dam Straya Dhimahi tan no Narasimha Prachodayat”
Aarti and circumambulation of Holika are require.
Let the children walk around and ask the elders for their blessing.