Vaishakh Purnima 2020: Time, Date, Importance, Rituals

Vaishakh Purnima 2020: Vaishakh Purnima 2020 will be celebrated on May 7th, Thursday. The full moon will be visible at 4:15 PM, according to NASA. The full moon day (Purnima) in the Hindu month of Vaishakha is considered to be holy and auspicious. Read on to know more details about the time, date, and importance of Vaishakh Purnima.

Updated: May 06, 2020 11:31 IST

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Vaishakh Purnima 2020

Vaishakh Purnima Date and Time:

This year, Vaishakh Purnima will be celebrated on Thursday as the full moon day falls on May 7, 2020. According to NASA, the full moon will be visible at 4:15 pm.

Vaishakh Purnima Importance:

According to Hindu traditions and beliefs, devotees observe Vaishakh Purnima with a long-day fast. They worship Lord Vishnu on this day by performing puja, lightening earthen pots, offering flowers to the idol. It is believed that worshipping Lord Vishnu will fulfill all desires.

Vaishakh Purnima Rituals:

  1. First, devotees take a dip in the holy river Ganga and make their way to the temple and offer prayer to Lord Vishnu

  2. It is believed that fasting on this day is considered auspicious.

  3. According to belief, devotees chant the ‘Satyanarayana Katha’ while performing the Satyanarayan Puja on this day

  4. Prasadam is prepared and offered to the idol.

  5. Later in the evening, devotees offer prayers to the God of Moon.