Chitra Purnima 2020: Know the Meaning & Muhurat of Chitra Purnima

Chitra pournami is a popular Tamil festival which is observed in the month of Chithirai during full moon day. This day is devoted to Chitragupta who is the assistance of Lord Yama, the official book keeper of Yama (the God of death). Chitra Gupta closely keeps the path of the actions performed by everyone born on this Earth. Upon the death or the ending of the earthly sojourn of an individual. Chitra Gupta consolidates the accounts of a person and reports to Lord Yama for accent the final judgement and deciding on the luck of the Individual

The full Moon in Chitra :-

A full moon is considered auspicious in many religions because of its effects on the attitude of people. A full moon is said to promote creativity and positive sentiment. Sentiments are said to ride on higher waves of consciousness leading to abundance of positive energy and higher memory. 

Meaning of Chitra Pournami

The full moon in the Tamil month of Chithirai (April-May) is called Chitra Pournami. The name Chitra Gupta (Chitra- picture and Gupta- hidden) is highly significant meaning hidden picture. This meaning is suggestive of the important role performed by chitra Gupta in the life of every individual.

Chitra Pournami refers to the full moon day falling in the month of Chaitra that corresponds to the English month April-May. The moon is considered the ruler of minds. Sun and moon and their movements are closely linked with many of the traditional practices, rituals, worships, vrats, events, festivals, and celebrations in the Hindu tradition. 

The Chaitra month falls during the summer time and the sun is in its full brilliance. On the Pournami or full moon day, the moon is in its full splendor. Mostly the sky is free of Clouds during this month and the moon is visible very clearly. The day of pournami moon receive its light from the sun, and glows the maximum during this month. Full moon promotes positive energy and good vibrations. Therefore, people usually enjoy a highly positive mental energy during this time.

The event of Chitra Pournami reminds people that good and bad deeds will certainly fetch to the corresponding consequences on people life after life. Therefore, people must always resort to doing good actions desisting from bad deeds. Also, the process of expiation and prayers shall relieve people of their sins and reduce the adverse impact of the bad deeds. 

Some famous temples in India have devoted temples for chitra Gupta. On the chitra pournami day in all those temples, special pujas are offered to Chitra Gupta. Chitra Pournami is celebrated in many ways and people worship their favourite goddess either with a special puja at their home or by visiting the Temples. 

About Chitra Pournami Pooja :-

Chitra Pournami is the day for worshipping chitra Gupta and is regarded as an important event for women.

Chitra Gupta was originally born to Goddess Parvati in the form of a painting of chitra. Later he entered into the womb of Gomatha kamadhenu and born on the day of Chitra Pournami had got the Name Chitra Gupta.

On that day devotees should avoid consuming Milk and Milk products since he was born to kamadhenu. One can take buffalo milk, if necessary. After finishing usual pooja and rituals the devotees have to donate rice, vegetables, and dakshina in a ‘Muram’ (a sieve made of bamboo mesh or plastic).

Rituals of Chitra Pournima :- 

  • On chitra Pournami, prayers to the divine can connect you to the higher divine energy. 
  • Worshipping Chitra Gupta, the divine accountant, bookkeeper, and Lord Shiva on this day with incense, camphor, flowers, is considered very auspicious.
  • Practicing meditation and participating in godly rituals on this day can take you closer to God, to seek blessings and to be forgiven. 
  • Therefore, when you pray to God for dissolving your past karma, you would be rejuvenated and receive new energies in life.
  • Cleaning of negative energies, the hurdles in your way that are preventing you from fulfilling your desires will get cleared.
  • Feeding the poor and needy can also provide their divine blessings upon you.

Significance of Chitra Pournami :-

The Day of Chitragupta :-

In Hinduism, chitra Gupta is the assistance of Lord Yama. He is the record keeper of good and bad deeds or karmas of human beings on Earth. It is believed that when a person dies, Chitragupta immediately makes a thorough check of the list of good and bad karmas of the people and passes the message to Lord Yama for final decision on the soul of the person.

On this day, when the sun and moon create powerful energy around earth plane, the effect on humans are said to be profound. This will help in preserving goodness of mind and good will in the hearts of people by urging them to commit to good actions only.

Birth of Chitra Gupta :-

The story of Chitragupta’s birth is very interesting. He was born through a painting called Chithira Puthiran. It is believed that he was born to Parvati Devi. He was conceived by Gomatha kamadhenu and born on the day of Chitra Pournami. That is why he is called Chitra Gupta. The name chitra Gupta also signifies the hidden (Gupta) pictures (chitra) of deeds of every human on the Earth.

Legend of Chitra Gupta :-

Once upon a time Lord Indra disrespecting his Guru Brihaspati had an argument and Indra ignored his teacher’s advice. Thereafter Brihaspati became reticent and refrained from advising Indra. Indra began to commit many mistakes . After his long absence, Brihaspati returned and asked Indra to make a pilgrimage (teerthayatra) to earth to lessen the load of his misdeed. Lord Indran then followed his Guru’s reference. After coming to earth, he realized that he had been sanctify of his misdeed and thought Lord Shiva to have absolved him of bad karmas.Indra found a Shiva linga under a kadamba tree and started worshipping Shiva by offering a golden lotus. He was then relieved of his misdeed on the day of Chitra Pournami.

Worshipping Chitra Gupta :-

Chitra Gupta temple in kanchipuram, Airavateshwarar temple in Darasuram, Chandra Mouliswar temple in Thiruvakkarai and others. Special puja is arranged in these temples on this day. When you pray to God for the purpose of dissolving your past misdeed with sincerity and devotion, your prayers will be answered. With your prayers to the higher energy, you also resolve not to commit acts which are considered as misdeed in our society. Thus your request and willingness to cleanse your karmas which stand as obstruction in your way for fulfillment of your desire take closer to God, to seek blessings for being forgiven. 

Importance of Chitra Pournami :-

  • The full moon of Chitra in the zodiac sign of Libra is the moon of ‘balancing karma’. 
  • To this energy, Chitra star adds energies of ‘Abundance’  and ‘Regeneration’. Therefore, the moon, shining on Earth on this day overflows with positive and creative energies. 
  • The energies that are affecting in clearing the negative karma that restricts you from enjoying wealth, health, and relationships. 
  • On thi day you can also experience spiritual awakening through meditation. 
  • The meditation practice that involves establishing a connection between the crown chakra and heart chakra in your subtle human body. 

Chitra Pournami 2020 Date :-

Name    ofFestival     Day    Date      of  Festival
Chitra PournamiThursday7 May,2020

Chitra Pournami Shubh Muhurtham

Pournami Tithi beginsWednesday, 06 May, 2020  from 07:44 PM
Pournami Tithi EndsThursday, 07 May, 2020 till 04: 14 PM

Why is Chitra Pournami Celebrated ?

Chitra Pournami refers to the full moon day falling in the month of Chaitra that corresponds to the English month April-May. The moon is considered the ruler of minds. Sun and moon and their movements are closely linked with many of the traditional practices, rituals, worships, vrats, events, festivals, and celebrations in the Hindu tradition. It is believed that Chitra Gupta closely keeps the path of the actions performed by everyone born on this Earth. Upon the death or the closure of the earthly sojourn of an individual. Chitra Gupta consolidates the accounts of a person and reports to Lord Yama for accent the final judgement and deciding on the destiny of the Individual

Chitra Pournami is a day which reminds everyone that our good and bad deeds will definitely have consequences in our life on Earth, as well as afterlife. Thus,it is important to perform good deeds and avoid doing bad for others. 

Once upon a time Lord Indra disrespecting his Guru Brihaspati had an argument and Indra ignored his teacher’s advice. After his long absence, Brihaspati returned and asked Indra to make a pilgrimage(teerthayatra) to earth to lessen the load of his misdeed. Lord Indran then followed his Guru’s instructions. After coming to earth, Indra found a Shiva linga under a kadamba tree and started worshipping Shiva by offering a golden lotus. He was then relieved of his misdeed on the day of Chitra Pournami.

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