Untitled Document
Search astroshastra
Home | Direct Pay | Payment Options| Customer Care| Recommend this page | Track your Order| Site Map | Login Here
Yantras Rudraksh Beads Divine Idols Lucky Charms Feng shui Remedies Heera Sankh Parad Store Vastushastra Book Store Gems Store Puja Request Peace Oil Shaligram Shilas Crystal Store
21. 10. 2017
Home      Articles      

MAGHI POORNIMA

The full moon day of Magh (January-February) is known as Maghi Poornima. It is a great bathing day, and as important as Kartika Poornima for the practice of piety and devotion. On this day, fast is observed and charities are given. Early in the morning, after ablutions, the dead ancestors are offered libations, and the poor are given clothes, food, money, etc. Then Brahmans are fed and given 'Daan-Dakshina' according to one's means and capacity.

As already stated elsewhere in the book, Magha is one of the most sacred months. Therefore, a bath on this day is of high religious merit. When Ganga is not accessible because of any reason, one may bath in any other holy stream, river, pond or tank. Moreover, Ganga jal is kept in all the traditional Indian homes. Some of it may be poured into ordinary well water and then used for bathing.

Bathing in India is a ritual, a ceremony, a festival and a greatly purifying act. A bath on such auspicious day as Poornima is all the more significant. On this day great bathing festivals are held at various places along the banks of the holy rivers like Ganga, Yamuna, Sarayu, Narmada, Tapti, Kaveri, Krishna, etc. People walk miles and miles to have a holy dip in the sea or river or lake on this day. A bath in the sea at Kanyakumari and Rameshwaram is also believed to be high merit inducing. So is a dip at Pushkar. At Kumbhakonam, near Madras, there are great shrines of Sarangpani, Kumbheshwara and Nageshwara. There is a large sacred tank where devotees take- a holy dip on this day. It is believed that the Ganga flows into this tank on this holy day. Once in 12 years, a big festival fair is also held here. The Magh Mela at Prayag (Allahabad) held on this day is very famous in north India. More than a million devotees assemble on the holy confluence of the rivers Ganga and Yamuna to purify their life and earn merit for the next in the company of ascetis, mendicants, Nagas, priests, etc. All these holy men religiously assemble here on this day of Magh Poornima.

Float Festival

On the full moon day of Magh, the float festival is celebrated at Madurai. Madurai is a famous religious spot in South India which has the holy temple of Meenakshee literally meaning fish-eyed Goddess and an epithet of Parvati. The major part of Meenakshee temple was built during the reign of Tirumala Nayak (1623-55). Magh Poornima happens to be the birth day of King Tirumala Nayak. On this very day, the images of Meenakshi and Lord Sundareshwara (Shiv) are mounted on floats and taken to Marriamman Teppakulam Sarovar which is a few kms. east of Madurai. The deities are taken round this tank on floats richly decorated and illuminated, and then are drawn back and forth across the waters of the tank to the accompaniment of music and devotional songs before being taken back to Madurai. The tank is fed by underground channels from the river Vaigai. In the centre of the tank, there is an island, and on it stands the shrine. It was also built in 1641 by King Tirumala Nayak.

This festival the float festival is a very popular festival of south India when lakhs of pilgrims and devotees assemble here on this very occasion.

Articles Related Remedies

Lal Kitab Remedies For Planet Jupiter

Lal Kitab Remedies For Planet Moon

Lal Kitab Remedies For Planet Ketu

Vedic Remedies For Planet Venus

Shani Sade Saati Explained With Remedies

Kemdrum Yoga In Horoscope

The Gaja-Kesari Yoga-1

Guruchandal Yoga In The Chart

Guru Chandal Yoga

Kaal Sarp Dosha In Horoscope
Related Articles
  • Bhavas, Planets, Signs And Mandi
  • Effects Of Birth In Different Amsas
  • House For Education Or Children Or 5th House In The Birth Chart
  • Hell
  • Ling Puran Intro
  • Planet Sun In First House
  • Planet Rahu In The Chart
  • Candle Ritual


  • More Products

    Trishakti Trigunatamak Yantra
    INR:3900 
    USD:
    61.90

    Silver Kuber Yantra
    INR:3100 
    USD:
    49.21

    Rahu Yantra (4" X 4")
    INR:2076 
    USD:
    32.95

    Silver Vastu Purush Yantra
    INR:3999 
    USD:
    63.48

    Vyaparvridhi Indrani Yantra (4X4)
    INR:2000 
    USD:
    31.75

    Two Mukhi (Nepal) In Gold Pendant
    INR:21400 
    USD:
    339.68

    Kali Pendant (Indonesian Beads) In Silver Chain
    INR:4600 
    USD:
    73.02

    Mahalakshmi Pendant (Indonesian Beads) In Red Thre
    INR:4000 
    USD:
    63.49

    Kartikeya Pendant (Nepal+Indian Beads) In Red Thre
    INR:960 
    USD:
    15.24

    Amethyst In Siver Pendant (7.50 Caret)
    INR:1750 
    USD:
    27.78

    Indian Ruby In Gold Pendant (8 Caret)
    INR:13200 
    USD:
    209.52

    Amethyst In Siver Pendant (7 Caret)
    INR:1750 
    USD:
    27.78

    Moon Stone Pendant (7 Caret)
    INR:1250 
    USD:
    19.84

    Aventurine Gemstones Silver Pendant
    INR:7200 
    USD:
    114.29
    Adam's Pagination

    Total Astrology Books in Astroshastra Book Store: 732


    INR:150 USD:2.38
    Divisional Of Charts [English]


    INR:300 USD:4.76
    Relationship: Marriage,Love & Sex [English]


    INR:100 USD:1.59
    Anisth Garah [Hindi]


    INR:100 USD:1.59
    All About Dreams [English]


    INR:100 USD:1.59
    Swapna Vigyan [Hindi]



    Page 1 of 147        1    2    Next

    Two Mukhi Indonesian Rudraksha Bead With Diamon

    Chandra Yantra (8" X 7")

    Parad Ganesh (30 Gm)

    Moon Stone 5.50 Ct.

    Narmadeshwar Shivling (5 Inches Approx)

    Navgrah Puja

    SHANI HOMAM

    Brihaspati Abhishek

    RAJAGOPALAM PUJA

    Brihaspati/Jupiter Japa/Japam

    Mangal Abhishek

    GURUVAYURAPPAN ABHISHEK

    NAKSHATHRA PUJA

    Shani Abhisheka

    ASHTADRAVYA GANPATHY HOMAM

    Ayyappan Abhishek

    Chandra /Moon Japa/Japam

    VISHNU SAHASRANAMA PUJA

    Adbhut Golden Lakshmi Narayan Shaligram

    Crystal Lord Ganesha (300 Gm.)

    Heera Sankh 022

    Dog (Metal)

    Rahu Yantra (8" X 7")

    Rudraksha Power Pendant-2 (nepal+Indian Beads) In

    11- Mukhi Indonasion Beads

    Parad Owl

    Shvetark Ganpati

    Attract Love Oil

    Shiv Sankar(2)

    Citrine (6 Carat) With Jupiter Yantra

    Cats Eye (3.80 Caret Approx.)
    Delicious Button Instagram
      Services - Remedies | Vastu | Academic Report | Career Report | Love Report | Hindu Puja Request| Marrige Report| Matchmaking| Astroshastra Family| Astrology Articles| Baby Names| Panchang| Auspicious Days| Newsletter
      Indian Store - Divine Idols | Yantras | Gems | Astro Combos | Rudraksha | Crystal | Tantra Items | Essential Oils | Mantra Stickers | Deity Images | Bhojpatra Yantra | Pyramids| Heera Shankh |
      Chinese Store - Feng Shui Items | Feng Shui Jewellery | Home Decor | Lucky Charms | Candle Store
      General Info - About us | Advertise | Partners | Feedback | Contact Us | Copyright | Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Be Our Distributers| Testimonials | Payment Options | Site Map |
      Sister Sites - Artacarte.com | Astroshastra.net | Astroshastra.info | Rudraksh.info | Yantrashastra | Shaligram | Rudrakshabeads.co.in
    Copyright © 2001-2017ASTROSHASTRA, a brand by ROUGEOYANT GLOBAL .