The last day of the Krishna paksha in the Phalguna month is known as the Phalguna Amavasya. The day is auspicious in the Hindu religion as it helps people remove Pitru Dosha by making offerings to their ancestors, observing a fast, donating to charity, and bathing in the holy water. It is believed that bathing in the Rivers- Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati on this auspicious day shall free a person and his/ her ancestors from all their sins and grant them salvation. If the Phalguna Amavasya falls on a Monday, it is considered of special importance and devotees are advised to worship Lord Shiva and Lord Krishna with all their devotion. Let us take a look at the Muhurat of the Phalguna Amavasya in 2023.
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Phalguna Amavasya 2023: Date and Time
|Event||Dates, Timings and Muhurat|
|Phalguna Amavasya 2023 Date||February 20, 2023|
|Amavasya Begins At||04:18 PM, Feb 19|
|Amavasya Ends At||12:35 PM, Feb 20|
Significance of Phalguna Amavasya
It is widely believed that on the day of the Phalguna Amavasya, The Gods and Goddesses reside at the bank of the holy rivers Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati. Hence, taking a bath at the point where the three holy rivers meet, also known as Sangam, is said to wash away all sins from a person’s soul. According to the Hindu scriptures, worshipping the Gods and Goddesses and taking a bath in the holy rivers shall grant salvation to the devotee and his ancestors and free them from all misery, poverty, and troubles in life. The day holds strong significance since it falls in the month where Lord Shiva and Lord Krishna are worshipped.
Puja Samagri for Phalguna Amavasya
In order to complete the Phalguna Amavasya Puja with proper procedure and rituals, devotees shall require all the pooja materials mentioned below. Let’s take a look at what they are:
- Cow urine
- White cloth
- White flowers
- Betel nut
- Clothes for donation
- Five nuts
- Black sesame
- Incense lamp
- Incense sticks
Now that we know all about the Pooja Material we need for the Phalguna Amavasya, Let us find out the proper procedure for worshipping on the Phalguna Amavasya.
How to worship on Phalguna Amavasya 2023? Phalguna Amavasya Puja Vidhi and Rituals
According to the Hindu Calendar, the Phalguna is one of the most auspicious months of the year. Worshipping the Lord by executing a puja and keeping a fast on the auspicious day of the Phalguna Amavasya is truly fruitful and hence, we will tell you all about the right puja method to follow on the Phalguna Amavasya.
- Wake up early in the morning and take a bath in the holy river. If that is not possible, then you can bathe in clean water available at home by adding a few drops of Gangajal in it.
- After the bath, offer Arghya to Suryadev.
- Vow to keep a fast for the whole day and break the fast in the evening.
- During the day, spray cow urine all over your house.
- The whole family must offer Pitra at the bank of the holy river.
- Offer food to the Brahmins.
- Light a lamp of mustard oil in the evening under the peepal tree and remember your ancestors
- Circumambulate the Peepal tree seven times
- Donating a cow to the Brahmins is also considered very important on this day.
- If donating a cow is not possible, in that case, one should feed fodder to a cow.
- As per astrology, if one has Pitra dosha in his/her horoscope, following all the rituals of Phalguna Amavasya can rectify this dosha.
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By completing all the above-mentioned rituals, one shall be able to complete a successful Phalguna Amavasya pooja and help themselves, and their ancestors attain salvation.
Phalguna Amavasya Vrat Katha
Once upon a time, Maharishi Durvasa was very angry with Indra dev and all the Gods, so he put a curse on them. The curse given by the Rishi weakened all the Gods and put them in a state of danger. As soon as the demons got to know about this, they took advantage of the situation and defeated the Gods. When this happened, all the Gods, led by Indradev, went to Lord Shri Hari Vishnu and told him all about the curse and their defeat. After listening to the Gods, Lord Shri Hari Vishnu suggested the Gods make a peace with the Demons and convince them to churn the ocean together in an attempt to obtain the nectar of immortality which they could share between themselves. The Gods did exactly what Lord Vishnu had told them and begin to churn the ocean with the demons.
As soon as the nectar of immortality was found, Indradev’s son, Jayant snatched the Kalash that contained the nectar and flew away. After which the demons followed him and thus began the war between the Gods and the Demons for the Nectar of immortality. The war lasted for twelve days, during the course of which a few drops from the nectar fell onto Prayag, Haridwar, Ujjain, and Nashik. As the war was in play, the Sun, Moon, Guru, and Shani protected the Kalash. However, in order to stop the war, Lord Vishnu had to take the avatar of Mohini, the beautiful woman who was supposed to divide the nectar of immortality between the Gods and the Demons. But when the time came, Mohini deceived the demons and gave all the nectar to the Gods. Hence, it is considered absolutely auspicious to take a bath in the holy rivers on the day of the Phalguni Amavasya.
Aarti for Ancestors on Phalguna Amavasya
In order to receive the blessings from our ancestors and pray for their salvation, we need to chant the prayer mentioned below while performing the aarti for the ancestors on the day of the Phalguna Amavasya.
Shree pitra ji ki Aarti:
Jai Jai Pitra Maharaj main sharan padiyo hoon thari
sharan padiyo hoon thari Baba, sharan padiyo hoon thari
Aap hi rakshak app hi daata, aap hi khevan hare
Main moorakh hoon kachoo naahin jaanu, aap hi ho rakhvare Jai ……..
Aap kahre hain hurdum hur ghadi, karne meri rakhwari
Hum sab jan hain sharan aapki, hai ye araj humari Jai ……..
Desh aur pardesh sab jagah aap hi karo sahai
Kaam pade par naam aapko lage bahut sukhdai Jai ……..
Bhakt sahit hain sharan aapki apne sahit parivar
Raksha Karo Aap hi Sabki ratoon main barambar Jai ……..
Now that you know the correct to worship on the day of the Phalguna Amavasya, you can go right ahead and pray for the salvation of your ancestors. Ensure that you perform the puja and observe the fast according to the traditions to get the best results of your worship. We hope this article helped you understand the rituals of the Phalguna Amavasya.
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