Phalguna Purnima 2023: Date, Puja Vidhi, Vrat Katha & Significance

By: Future Point | 03-Mar-2023
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Phalguna Purnima 2023: Date, Puja Vidhi, Vrat Katha & Significance

As per the Lunar calendar, Phalguna is the last month of the year and the Purnima Tithi (date) in the Shukla Paksha (waxing period of the Moon) of this month i.e. The Phalguna Purnima, is the last day of the year.

Purnima means Full Moon and it holds a huge cosmic & spiritual significance. The Muhurat (time period) of Phalguna Purnima is considered as an incredibly auspicious time to start a new venture.

Before we get into the Katha or story associated with Phalguna Purnima, let us look at the date & time on which this auspicious Tithi from the Lunar calendar is taking place.


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Phalguna Purnima 2023: Date and Time

Purnima Tithi Beginning: 04:20 PM on Mar 06, 2023

Purnima Tithi Ending: 06:13 PM on Mar 07, 2023

However, one must keep in mind that the auspicious time period to conduct rituals or go for new beginnings will be on 7th March as the ‘Uday Tithi’ (rising date) is occurring on the 7th March.

Phalguna Purnima 2023: Katha & Significance

As per the ancient Hindu scriptures, during the event of ‘Samudra Manthan’ or the Churning of the Cosmic Ocean, various articles & personalities came out of the waters and Goddess Laxmi was one amongst them.

She soon chose Lord Vishnu as Her Husband and it was Phalguna Purnima when all of this took place. Therefore, Hindus observe Vrat or fast on this day and pray for the blessings of Goddess Laxmi and Lord Vishnu.

Since Goddess Laxmi appeared from the ocean on this day, Phalguna Purnima is also celebrated as Laxmi Jayanti or the birthday of Goddess Laxmi.

Goddess Laxmi blesses Her devotees with abundant wealth, luxuries and opulence and so does Lord Vishnu. Therefore, by observing fast & performing puja rituals for both Goddess Laxmi and Lord Vishnu on Phalguna Purnima, one leads a joyful & prosperous life.

By pleasing Goddess Laxmi and Lord Vishnu, one achieves all worldly comforts and leads a peaceful, content & happy life as well as attains to Moksha after death as a result of his/her wholehearted lifelong devotion for Goddess Laxmi and Lord Vishnu.

One who pleases Goddess Laxmi by performing the rituals as mentioned in the holy scriptures on Phalguna Purnima, gets the blessings of all Gods & Goddesses.


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Special Muhurats on Phalguna Purnima 2023

There are certain special Muhurats or auspicious windows of time that multiply the positive results of the karmas or rituals performed during that period.

Following are the three Muhurats on Phalguna Purnima 2023 that one must keep in mind to observe rituals during that time slot to increase the good results manifold:

Snaan Daan Muhurat

The Snaan Daan Muhurat is the muhurat for donation on a Purnima Tithi during the time when a person usually takes a bath early in the morning. Donations made during this time bring huge positive results in one’s life.

The Snaan Daan Muhurat on Phalguna Purnima 2023 is from 05:02 AM to 05:51 AM on 7th March 2023.

Abhijeet Muhurat

This is the muhurat that is best suited for beginning new ventures or taking crucial steps in your life especially when there is a competition around or you are likely to face challenges.

The Abhijeet Muhurat on Phalguna Purnima 2023 is from 12:09 PM to 12:56 PM on 7th March 2023.

Muhurat for Worship

The most auspicious time or shubh muhurat for performing worshipping rituals on Phalguna Purnima 2023 is from 12:30 PM to 03:17 PM on 7th March 2023.


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Phalguna Purnima 2023 Vrat & Puja 

Keep the following points in mind while observing a fast on Phalguna Purnima 2023 and performing the puja associated with this day:

  • Bathe by including some Holy Ganga Jal and take a ‘Vrat Sankalp’ or resolve for observing a fast.
  • Follow the Vrat or fast right from sunrise till you watch the Moon in the evening after witnessing the Holika Dahan ritual.
  • Make donations and worship Goddess Laxmi & Lord Vishnu on this day.
  • Meditate on Lord Krishna and worship Lord Narsimha as well.
  • It is recommended to take part in a ‘havan’ that is performed to bring peace & prosperity.
  • Eat on fruits during the Vrat.
  • Finish your Vrat by doing a ‘Parikrama’ of the Holika Dahan pyre in the evening and remember Lord Narsingha and His Devotee- Prahlaad.
  • Worship Goddess Laxmi and Lord Vishnu and seek their blessings for a content & prosperous life that is filled with divine devotion in your heart.

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