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Paush Purnima 2020 Date & Significance: Tithi, Shubh Muhurat, Legends and Celebrations Associated With Shakambhari Purnima


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Happy Shakambhari Purnima 2020, readers! The occasion of Shakambari Purnima is also known as Shakambari Jayanti or Paush Purnima in parts of India. The observance of Shakambari Purnima is considered auspicious for the people of the Hindu community. It also marks the end of Shakambari Navratri, which lasts for 7-9 days. If you are looking for Shakambari Purnima 2020 date, shubh muhurat, pooja timings, story, significance and other things, then you have landed on the right article. Shakambari Navratri 2020 Dates & Shubh Muhurat: Know the Significance of Nine-Day Celebrations of Goddess Parvati.

When Do We Celebrate Shakambari Purnima 2020?

The holy day of Shakambari Purnima will be celebrated on January 10 this year, which is a Friday. As per the Hindu Samvat calendar, the occasion of Shakambari Navratri begins on the Ashtami of Paush month and ends on the Purnima, known/celebrated as Shakambari Purnima. Hence, this Shakambari Navratri lasts for eight days. However, sometimes it is celebrated for 7 or 9 days, depending on the lunar positions.

What is the shubh muhurat, i.e. pooja timings, of Shakambari Purnima 2020?

  • Shakambari Purnima 2020 Tithi Begins – January 10, i.e. Friday, from 02:34 AM
  • Shakambari Purnima 2020 Tithi Ends – January 11, i.e. Saturday, till 12:50 AM

What Is the Story of Shakambari Purnima?

As per a legend, there lived a demon ‘Durgam’, who acquired all four Vedas due to great penance. He was given a boon that all the prayers offered to deities would reach him, which eventually made him indestructible. Cruelty set in, and Durgam started troubling all the sages and saints, depriving the planet earth of rains for several years, which saw severe famine and drought take place. Now, sages and saints started praying to the Mother Goddess and hearing their plight, and she came in the form of Shakambari Devi. She arrived with fruits, vegetables, herbs, pulses, cereals, and other edible items.

Looking at their condition, Shakambari broke into tears, and miraculously her the tears that trickled on the ground transformed the infertile and empty lands into lush green fields. All types of food items became available, be it fruits, vegetables, crops, herbs, pulses, cereals etc. She also fought and eventually killed the demon Durgam and also returned all the Vedas to sages.

What Is the Significance of Shakambari Purnima?

The observance of Shakambari Purnima is said to be very important for the Hindu community. People offer prayer, take a holy bath before the sunrise, observe fast, make donations and charities etc. to attain blessings of Shakambari Devi. One believes making donations on Shakambari Purnima yields immense merits and blessings from the Shakambari Devi. If people follow all the rituals religiously, they also attain Moksha.

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