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Purnima Dates in April 2014 ( Purnima Dates in 2014 )

 

 

 

Monday, April 14, 2014  -  Chaitra Purnima Vrat(चैत्र पूर्णिमा व्रत)

 

 

Chitra Purnima

 

The twelve months of the Hindu year, based on the lunar calendar, are named after that star during whose ascendancy the full moon of that month occurs. The full moon day of Chaitra month, that is, the Purnima during the ascendancy of the Chitra star is particularly sacred to the Chitra Guptas, the recording angels of the Hindu pantheon. A special worship is offered to these celestial representatives of the god of death, and an offering of spiced rice is prepared and later distributed as prasad or holy sacrament. A fire worship is done at the close of the ritualistic worship. By the performance of this religious observance annually, these angels of the other world are greatly pleased and judge man’s actions with more sympathy.