Magha Purnima 2024: Date, time and significance

Magha Purnima is considered a very auspicious day in Hinduism. It's the last and most important day of the month of Magha.

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Magha Purnima, also known as Maghi Purnima, falls on Saturday, February 24, 2024, according to the Hindu calendar. Here's some information about the date, time, and significance:

Date and Time:

Full Moon begins: February 23, 2024, at 3:33 PM IST
Full Moon ends: February 24, 2024, at 5:59 PM IST

However, some follow the Udaya Tithi system, where the festival is celebrated on the day the Full Moon rises after sunrise. In this case, Maghi Purnima would be observed on February 24, 2024.

Significance:

  • Magha Purnima is considered a very auspicious day in Hinduism. It's the last and most important day of the month of Magha.
  • Devotees take holy baths in sacred rivers like the Ganges and Yamuna, believing it washes away sins and brings good fortune.
  • Offerings are made to Lord Vishnu, known as Harihara Puja, seeking blessings.
  • It's also the last day of Kalpawas, a month-long austerity period observed by pilgrims at Prayagraj (Allahabad).
  • Buddhists celebrate Sant Ravidas Jayanti, the birth anniversary of Guru Ravidas, on this day. Additionally, it is believed to be a day when Lord Vishnu was incarnated in Matsya avatar.
  • People donate to charity and perform acts of kindness, believing it brings merit.

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