Jyeshtha Purnima falls on the full moon day in the month of Jyeshtha falling in the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of the moon), which typically falls between late May and early June. It is a significant day in the Hindu calendar as many Devotees observe fast and perform certain religious rituals for good luck and fortune.
It is also known as Vat Purnima or Vat Savitri Purnima. The festival is primarily celebrated by married women in various parts of India, especially in Maharashtra, Gujarat, and some parts of North India.
So, let’s get to know more about the Date, Rituals and Significance of Jyeshtha Purnima 2023.
Jyeshtha Purnima 2023: Date, Muhurat and Timings
This year, Jyeshtha Purnima will be observed on Saturday, June 3, 2023
- Purnima Tithi Starts: 11:16 a.m, June 03, 2023
- Purnima Tithi Ends: 09:11 a.m, June 04, 2023
Significance of Jyeshtha Purnima
The significance of Jyeshtha Purnima lies in the fact that it is believed to be a day when women seek blessings for the long and healthy life of their husbands. Married women fast on this day and tie threads around a banyan tree, also known as the Vat tree (Banyan tree), and pray for the well-being and longevity of their husbands. This is why the festival is also known as Vat Savitri Purnima, as it is named after the legendary wife Savitri, who used her wit and devotion to save her husband Satyavan from death.
Jyestha Purnima is a highly revered festival among Hindus, especially for married women. It is believed that fasting on this day can bring blessings for the longevity and happiness of their husbands and their married life. Taking a dip in the holy Ganges is considered highly auspicious for married women, as it is believed to fulfil all their desires, both personal and professional, and grant them physical well-being and mental peace. Celebrating this festival is thought to bring great prosperity, happiness, and success not just for the women but also for their family members.
Apart from its significance for married women, Jyeshtha Purnima is also considered an auspicious day for performing various religious and spiritual practices. It is believed that performing good deeds and charity on this day brings great merit and blessings.
Mythological Legends Behind Jyeshtha Purnima
Jyestha Purnima is associated with a few different legends in Hindu mythology. One of the most well-known legends is that of Savitri and Satyavan.
According to the legend, Savitri was a devoted wife who was married to Satyavan, a prince who was destined to die within a year. Despite knowing this, Savitri married him and spent every moment in his company, hoping to change his fate. One day, while Satyavan was collecting wood in the forest, he suddenly collapsed and died in Savitri’s arms.
Savitri refused to accept his death and began following Yama, the god of death, as he carried Satyavan’s soul to the underworld. She pleaded with Yama to spare her husband’s life, but he refused. Savitri then used her wit and devotion to convince Yama to grant her three wishes. She asked for her father-in-law’s sight to be restored, for her father’s kingdom to be restored, and most importantly, for Satyavan’s life to be restored. Yama granted all three wishes and Satyavan was brought back to life.
This legend is often associated with Jyestha Purnima because it is believed that Savitri performed austerities and fasted on this day to seek blessings for her husband’s well-being. Married women today also observe this fast and perform rituals to seek blessings for the longevity and happiness of their husbands, much like Savitri did for Satyavan.
Jyeshtha Maas is the month in which the holy river Ganga is said to have descended to Earth, thanks to the efforts of King Bhagirath. This month serves as a reminder of the sacred blessing that the Earth received through Ganga’s arrival.
Jyeshtha Purnima 2023 Vrat Puja Vidhi
Jyeshtha Purnima holds greater significance for performing Satyanarayan puja to please Lord Satyanarayan and Maa Lakshmi to attract fortune and success. So, let’s find the religious rituals to be performed on Jyeshtha Purnima.
- Wake up early, take a holy bath and wear clean clothes.
- Offer prayers and worship Lord Vishnu, along with Lord Vishnu, also offer prayers to Goddess Laxmi and a Shree Yantra.
- Light a diya and offer flowers, sweets, Tulsi Patra, and panchamrit to Lord Vishnu.
- Thereafter, recite Satyanarayan Katha and perform Aarti to worship Lord Vishnu.
- Married women visit the temple to worship the banyan tree for their husband’s long life.
- ObserveSatyanarayan fast and offer sweets as Bhog to please Lord Vishnu.
- In the evening, break the fast after offering Arghya to the moon.
- Then, take bhog prasad and satvik meals without onion and garlic.
- For the whole day, keep chanting || Om Namo Bhagvate Vasudevaye ||
Natives with the weak moon in their Horoscope usually struggle with anxiety and depression. Such natives should participate in Satyanarayan Vrat Puja on this day and offer water to the moon in the evening. This helps to resolve problems and get rid of struggles. It is also advised to keep fast on Jyeshtha Purnima to attract positive energy.
Benefits of Observing Jyeshtha Purnima Vrat
Observing Jyeshtha Purnima Vrat is believed to bring several benefits for devotees, including:
- Longevity and happiness for husbands: Fasting on this day is said to bring blessings for the longevity and happiness of married women’s husbands.
- Fulfilment of desires: It is believed that married women who take a dip in the holy Ganges on this day will have all their desires (personal and professional) fulfilled.
- Physical and mental well-being: Taking a dip in the holy Ganges is also said to bring physical well-being and mental peace.
- Prosperity and success: Celebrating this festival is believed to bring prosperity, happiness, and success to women and their family members.
- Spiritual growth: Observing the vrat is believed to bring spiritual growth and cleanse the soul.
- Removal of sins: Fasting on this day is said to remove sins and negative karma, leading to a better future.
- Blessings from Lord Vishnu: Offering prayers and fasting on Jyeshtha Purnima is believed to bring blessings from Lord Vishnu and Goddess Laxmi.
Overall, observing Jyeshtha Purnima Vrat is considered highly auspicious and can bring numerous benefits to devotees.
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