Maaghi Purnima (Full Moon Day in the month of Magh)
The Significance of Magh Purnima or Maghi Purnima
This is a day that falls on the Full moon day of the month of Magh. There are many other names for this Purnima.
Magh Purnima is considered to be one of the most auspicious days and a major day for bathing at the confluence of rivers (Sangam) during the Kumbha mela. Lords Vishnu, Hanumanji, Parvati and Brihaspati are worshipped on this day.Some devotees perform Satyanarayan Puja on this day.
In Tamil Nadu a float festival is celebrated, when beautiful idols of Meenakshi and Lord Sundareshwar are taken out in procession. Buddhists also consider this day to be auspicious- Gautam Buddha proclaimed that he would leave the world.
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