What are Kartika, Margashirsha and Vaishakha months unknown facts (significance)
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Just before moving towards to know about “Kartika, Margashirsha and Vaishakha months unknown facts (significance)“, let us know few basic and important information.
Hindu Sanatana Dharma (Hinduism) is designed with utmost care and versatility.
Swayam (Directly) Lord Sri Vishnu has designed everything about Hindu Sanatana Dharma (Hinduism) and has gifted to us.
In this, one of the most prominent facts we should know is about the ‘Hindu Panchanga (Calendar)‘ names with it’s meaning as per Hindu Sanatana Dharma (Hinduism).
In ‘Hindu Panchanga (Calendar)‘, there are totally 12 masam (months) and there names are as given below:
Chaitra (चैत्र), Vaishākha (वैशाख), Jyaishtha (ज्येष्ठ), Āshādha (आषाढ), Shrāvana (श्रावण), Bhaadra or Bhādrapada (भाद्रपद),
Āshwin (अश्विन्), Kārtika (कार्तिक), Agrahayana or Mārgashīrsha (मार्गशीर्ष, अगहन), Pausha (पौष), Māgha (माघ), Phālguna(फाल्गुन).
In those, in this post let’s know about ‘Kartika, Margashirsha and Vaishakha‘ now.
List of Kartika, Margashirsha and Vaishakha months unknown facts (significance) are as given below:
About KARTIKA month information is as given below:
Once, on being asked by some sages about the significance of the Hindu month- Kartika, Sutaji narrated the following tale:
‘Once, Devarshi Narada had asked Lord Sri Brahma Deva the same question.’
At that time Lord Sri Brahma Deva had revealed to Devarshi Narada that ‘Kartika‘ was supreme among all the months.
‘This is just like ‘Lord Sri Vishnu‘ is supreme among all the deities and Badrikashrama (Badrikshram) (Badrinath) (Badrinatha) is the crown of all the places of pilgrimage.’
‘According to Lord Sri Brahma Deva, all these three would have greater significance in Kali Yuga as compared to any other Yugas.’
‘Kartika month is very dear to Lord Sri Vishnu and any virtuous deed done during this month never goes without being rewarded.’
‘One important characteristic of this month Kartika is that all the Devatas (Deities) live in the proximity of human beings for the entire period of the month of Kartika’
‘And accept everything that is offered to them (Devatas) (Deities).’
‘Penance done in this month of Kartika or donations made during this month is believed to give imperishable virtues.’
‘There is a special significance of donating food grains during this month of Kartika.’
‘Similarly, worshipping Shaligrama (one of the form of Lord Sri Vishnu) during this month of Kartika also has great significance.’
‘Observing austerities during this month of Kartika or worshipping Lord Sri Vishnu with appropriate rituals liberates one’s ancestors from the tortures of the hell.’
‘Worshipping Lord Sri Vishnu with petals of flower Kamala (Lotus) helps him to become absolved of all the sins committed in his previous many births.’
‘Worshipping Lord Sri Vishnu with Tulasi Patra (leaves) helps one in getting cured of incurable diseases.’
About MARGASHIRSHA Month information is as given below:
Continuing with the description of the significance of various months, Sutaji said:
‘Once, while Lord Sri Vishnu was engrossed in his ‘yoganidra‘ at Shwetadweepa (One of Lord Vishnu’s abode similar to Vaikuntha),’
‘Lord Sri Brahma Deva arrived there and requested him to describe the importance of the month of Margashirsha.’
‘Lord Sri Vishnu had told him that a devotee aspiring for unification with him, must observe austerities during this month of Markashirsha.’
‘Describing the proper method of observing austerities Lord Sri Vishnu had said that one should get up early in the morning‘
‘and after performing the ritualistic ‘achamanam‘, he (devotee) should remember me (Lord Sri Vishnu) by chanting my one thousand names.’
‘Next, he (devotee) should take his bath according to the rituals mentioned in the scriptures, as follows:
‘He should remove some soil (mrittika) from near the roots of Tulasi plant and pluck few Tulasi leaves.’
‘Holding both the things in his hand, he should chant either Gayatri mantra or the mantra, ‘om namo narayanaya‘, so that they become sanctified.’
‘While taking his bath, it is a must to eulogize Ganga Devi in the following way:
‘O Ganga Devi! Though you have manifested from Lord Sri Vishnu’s feet and hence called Vaishnavi.
Myself being a devotee of Supreme Lord Sri Vishnu, you should protect me from all the possible sins I am likely to commit in my whole life.’
‘A devotee should say this prayer for seven times and take the same number of holy dips in the river.’
‘A devotee should then put on tidy clothes and perform ‘tarpana‘ in the names of all the deities sages as well as ancestors.’
About VAISHAKHA month information is as given below:
Continuing with his tales, Sutaji said:
‘Once, king Ambarisha asked Devarishi Narada about the reason why Lord Sri Maha Vishnu had special liking for the Hindu month Vaishakha.’
‘Devarshi Narada’s answer was that Vaishakha had been given special privilege by Lord Sri Brahma Deva himself and is believed to fulfill all the wishes of a man.’
‘No other month is as dear to Lord Sri Vishnu as Vaishakha.’
‘The sin raises its ugly head only till a devotee has bathed before sunrise in the month of Vaishakha, but once he has taken his bath all his sins just disappears.’
‘This is also the period when all the deities are believed to dwell in all the rivers, ponds, lakes, apart from the holy rivers.’
‘Great significance has been attached to doing charitable deeds in this month, especially providing water to thirsty.’
‘Similarly, donating certain articles like umbrella, fans (wooden fan), shoes, all have their own importance.’
‘One who gets constructed an inn for the comfort of the travelers and provides water to them attains imperishable virtues.’
‘No charitable deed can ever match the virtue of donating food grains and one who accomplishes this great act can be aptly called a ‘Pita‘ (Father).
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