Sunday, 25 December 2011

Rampur Ghat on Kartik Purnima Snan

Kartik Purnima Snan

The Purnima on the day of Shukla Paksha in the Kartik month is known as Kartik Purnima. Kartik Purnima is also known as Tripuri Purnima and Ganga Snan. Lord Mahadev killed a demon named Tripuri on this day and hence, it is known as Tripuri Purnima. Kartik Purnima has immense religious value according to the Hindu mythology. There is a tradition of taking a bath in Ganga and donating lamps on this day. According to Hindu mythology Kartik Purnima is considered as an auspicious day. A person involving in baths, charity, donation etc on this day receives fruitful results. Shri Satyanarayana Katha is read on this day and lamps are lit on intersections, under Peepal trees, in temples.

Huge crowd on kartik purnima at rampur ghat for ganga snan

On the occasion of Kartik Purnima, a huge crowd can be seen taking baths in river ganga at Rampur Ghat (4km from Gopiganj). This day is considered auspicious according to various Vedas and Puranas. It is believed that taking a bath in a river, Lord Vishnu gives fruitful benefits. Kartik month also has a scientific value. Kartik month ca be related to a seasonal change and taking a bath in the morning provides a person with immense energy. This also keeps a person healthy.

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