Chaitra Poornima also known as Chait Purnima, is the full moon day in the month of Chaitra in a traditional Hindu calendar. Chaitra Purnima is a highly auspicious day for many Hindu communities and it is observed differently in different parts of India. The most important festival on the day is the Hanuman Jayanti.
The month-long Vaishakha Snana begins on Chaitra Poornima.
In Orissa, month-long special pujas dedicated to Goddess Mangala begins on Chaitra Purnima. The day is also highly auspicious for the fishing community and they offer special pujas for a better catch and safe fishing in the seas.
© 2019 Puri Beach Resorts. All rights reserved