By | 28 Sep 2022 at 4:01 PM
Kumar Purnima 2022: Date, Tithi Time, Rituals, Significance

Purnima Dates 2022: Purnima 2022 dates and timings provided beneath will assist you plan your fasting in advance. As per Hindu religion, fasting on a full moon day or Purnima can have a number of positive consequences on the physique and mind. Some of the advantages of Purnima Vrat include – balancing the body metabolism, controlling the acid content, improving the patience power, and cleaning the digestive system.

Pujas are carried out on Purnima day is stated to confer incredible merits to the observers. Therefore, specific pujas like Satyanarayan puja are performed on this day. Many spiritual experts took birth on Purnima days like Subrahmanya, Dattatreya, Buddha, Guru Nanak, and others.

On Purnima, devotees usually worship Lord Shiva or Lord Vishnu, or Goddess Lakshmi. Purnima fasting begins at sunrise and ends with the sighting of the moon.

A full moon is the third of the four important phases of the Moon. A full moon takes place when the solar and the moon are separated by 180°. The full moon indicates a hundred percent lightning and can fall in with lunar eclipses. The energy is a little greater on this sacred day.

Kumar Purnima is the full-moon day in the month of October-November. It is celebrated as the birthday of goddess Laxmi, the deity of wealth. The day is additionally known as Kumar Purnima when younger girls in Odisha perform traditional rituals with the trust of getting perfect life partners.

Purnima Tithi Time: Oct 09, 3:42 am to Oct 10, 2:24 am.

Here’s a list of seven important things to know about this auspicious day:

  • Morning and Evening ‘Anjulis’ 

Maidens wake up a lot earlier than sunrise, bathe and get dressed to perform the ‘Janhi Osa’ where they offer to the sun god, palmful of ‘khae’ with ‘janhi’ (striped gourd), cucumber, banana, coconut, gua (betel nut), etc. known as ‘Anjuli’. They additionally lighten a diya and perform a puja to pay reverence to the Almighty for a suitable bridegroom. The same ritual is carried out in the evening, but with ‘Chanda chakata’.

  • For a Handsome Husband like Kartikeya

The most deserving bachelor in the kingdom of Gods, Lord Kumar Kartik, the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Hence, maidens celebrate this festival and perform rituals.

  • Waiting for the Full-Moon

Girls increase the ‘Chanda chakata’ and pray to the moon. The moon is additionally synonymous to a good-looking husband that the females are searching for for themselves. Old grannies are of the opinion that a lady has to see the ‘Udila Janha’ (the sparkling moon that has simply risen on the horizon) for a younger and attractive husband; if one takes too lengthy to see the just-risen moon, then an old and senile bridegroom is in their destiny. A full moon is the center of attraction of this auspicious day.

  •  ‘Puchi khela’

‘Puchi khela’ is a signature of Kumara Purnima game performed in squatting position while shifting the balance of the body from one leg to other rapidly. In villages, ‘Puchi’ competitions are held in the moonlight. “Male participants of families also take part in the celebration. Young boys play Pasha (Chess). We have been playing cards in our homes our homes for the last 4 days. Other indoor games and country games are additionally played on this occasion,” stated Sarmishtha Padhi, a resident of Berhampur.

  • Kumar Utsav

As per the ritual, Kunari women wearing new dresses conducted Surya Puja in the morning and would conduct Chandra Puja in the evening. It is believed that women do Kumar Utsav to get grooms of right characters. As Kumar Purnima is celebrated individually in families, the festivity has remained intact in spite of coronavirus threat. The festival marks the end of Ashwina month and starting of the holy month of Kartik. On this day, Goddess Gaja Lakshmi is worshipped throughout the State. Gajalaxmi Puja is carried out in a huge way in Kendrapada and Dhenkanal.

  • Beginning of ‘Karthika’ Month 

This month of the Hindu calendar is very dear to Lord Krishna. It signifies Bhakta Vatsalya, which means unbound paternal affection. Devotees strongly agree with that any vrata or good deed will yield eternal good results. It’s a faith that the impact of performing good

deeds will ultimate for hundreds of years. Kartika Hindu Month is all about Lord Krishna, glorifying his lifestyle and worshipping him with utmost devotion.