Bhadrapada Purnima


The Poornima of Bhadrapada month is celebrated as Bhadrapada Purnima. This auspicious day is dedicated to Lord Satyanarayana, an avatar of Lord Vishnu. Bhadrapada month is the sixth month of the Hindu panchang. It is called Bhaado in Hindi, Bhadraba in Assam and Purattaasi’ in the Tamil, corresponds to September-October in the Gregorian calendar. Bhadrapada Poornima is observed with deep devotion and immense fervor all over India, especially in the state of Gujarat and all southern states of India.

Bhadrapada Purnima Date 2023

Fri , 29th Sep 2023

Significance

Bhadrapada Pournami or Poornima denotes enormous, overpowering presence. It generates massive positive energy. This day amplifies subtle energies of the planet Moon. It is like setting an external speaker or a sound bar. The music from the source is the same, but all of a sudden, it is clear and louder. Moon has an aesthetic quality. Moon’s presence is so obvious that wherever we look, everything turns radiant and translucent. The energy vibration and the moonlight impart the aesthetic quality of Moon on everything it shines on gaining a new field of aura.

According to Siddhas and Yogis, full moon magnifies our receptivity. Everything in us, our inner nature is magnified on this day. If you are a joyous person, you become highly joyful; if you are peaceful, you become serene on this day. Whatever is your core quality, it overflows. Life energy flows in a whole different way. Energy channels Ida and Pingala are overwhelmed with Moon’s energy. Enhanced receptivity facilitated by Moon makes Pournami ideal for Meditations, new beginnings, wealth rituals.

Astronomically, when the natural satellite Moon moves into a certain position (or degrees) with its Planet Earth, the moon’s gravitational pull gets stronger and forceful. This causes change in water element of the planet i.e high tides in the ocean, heavy thrust in waterfalls and other water bodies. The water everywhere is trying to rise up or spill. Same effect is reflected in our system since 70 percent of a human body is just water element in the form of blood, lymph, and other fluids. Modern science quotes this reason for the enhanced receptivity on Pournami. 

Rituals

Wake up in the Brahma Muhurtha, the time period of 4:00 AM to 6:00 AM. If feasible take a holy dip in a holy river. Worship Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi, offer sincere prayers to the deities. We can observe fast all day beginning from the time of sunrise or be on a juice fast or vegan diet. We can begin new spiritual practices, be part of Bhajans, read scriptures or chant vedic hymns. We can donate for a noble cause. We can offer various sacred things to temple like new vastram- silk cloth to Goddess Lakshmi in the temple, or vermilion, sandalwood. The other important pooja ritual is the Satyanarayana Pooja or Homa. Lord SatyaNarayana is a powerful aspect of Lord Vishnu. This pooja is a popular Vrat Katha or Pooja performed on Pournami. This special pooja brings relief from prolonged illnesses, and bestows wealth, health, and overall welfare.

Benefits

  • Worshipping Lord Vishnu is a boon for the riches, He blesses success in all financial endeavours to attain material blessings.
  • This Poornima vrat also ensures smooth, successful functioning in businesses 
  • Bhadrapada Poornima vrat provides prosperity, great financial freedom to entrepreneurs who are in debts and losses 
  • Lord Vishnu aids successful recovery from financial struggles. 
  • He bestows financial supremacy, security, endurance to the wealth accumulated. Helps to clear loans, debts. 

Bhadrapada Purnima festival dates between 2019 & 2029

Year

Date

2019

Saturday, 14th of September

2020

Wednesday, 2nd of September

2021

Monday, 20th of September

2022

Saturday, 10th of September

2023

Friday, 29th of September

2024

Wednesday, 18th of September

2025

Sunday, 7th of September

2026

Saturday, 26th of September

2027

Wednesday, 15th of September

2028

Sunday, 3rd of September 

2029

Saturday, 22nd of September

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