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PUSHYA MASAM - SIGNIFICANCE

PUSHYA MASAM - SIGNIFICANCE

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This month is named after the star Pushyami when the full moon day coincides with Pushyami constellation and that month is denoted as Pushya Masam. Lord Sri Lakshmi Narayana is the presiding deity (Masa Niyamaka) who governs this month of Pushya Masam and to be worshipped. Astrologically, Saturn is regarded as the ruling planet of Pushyami star and Jupiter (Brihaspathi) as the presiding Deity (Nakshatra Devatha). Worshipping Lord Saturn during this month is considered as highly meritorious.
This month is named after the star Pushyami when the full moon day coincides with Pushyami constellation and that month is denoted as Pushya Masam. Lord Sri Lakshmi Narayana is the presiding deity (Masa Niyamaka) who governs this month of Pushya Masam and to be worshipped. Astrologically, Saturn is regarded as the ruling planet of Pushyami star and Jupiter (Brihaspathi) as the presiding Deity (Nakshatra Devatha). Worshipping Lord Saturn during this month is considered as highly meritorious.

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Om! Gam! Ganapathaye! Namaha!Om! Sri Raghavendraya Namaha!Om! Namo! Bhagavathe! Vaasudevaya!Om! Ham! Hanumathe! Sri Rama Doothaya Namaha!
 Pushya Masam - Significance
Pushya masam also known as Pousha masam is the 10
th
month as per LunarCalendar when Sun will be transiting partly in Dhanus Raasi (Sagittarius) andpartly in Makara raasi (Capricorn) of the zodiac. When the Sun entersMakara Raasi that day is celebrated as Makara Sankranthi or MakaraSankramana. Lot of significance is attached to this day as the beginning of Sun’s travel in the Northward direction which is known as Uttarayana. This month is named after the star Pushyami when the full moon daycoincides with Pushyami constellation and that month is denoted as PushyaMasam. Lord Sri Lakshmi Narayana is the presiding deity (Masa Niyamaka)who governs this month of Pushya Masam and to be worshipped.Astrologically, Saturn is regarded as the ruling planet of Pushyami star and Jupiter (Brihaspathi) as the presiding Deity (Nakshatra Devatha).Worshipping Lord Saturn during this month is considered as highlymeritorious.Important festivals like Bhogi, Makara Sankranthi occurs during PushyaMasam. Dhanurmasam ends with the Bhogi festival. Aaradhana of Saint SriNarahari Theertharu (Second disciple of Sri Madhvacharyaru) and Saint SriPurandara Dasaru falls during Pushya masam. Famous Paryaya festival atUdupi Sri Krishna temple takes place during Pushya masam once in twoyears.With the beginning of Uttarayana the famous bathing festival and religiousfair known as Magha Mela begins at Triveni Sangam-Prayaga (Allahabad). Itis said that while carrying the nectar pot (Amrita Kalasam) by Lord MahaVishnu, few drops of nectar fell at Allahabad (Prayaga), Haridwar, Nasik, andUjjain. These holy places (Theerthas) acquired a significant reputation wherehuman beings could wash their sins by way of sacred bath at these places. Taking bath at these places on Makara Sankranthi day has attained lot of spiritual significance which is considered as highly meritorious.Lot of spiritual significance is attached to Pushya masam. This month isdedicated to performing various rituals and poojas both for Gods as well asfor ancestors. For those learning Vedas full moon day in Pushya masam is
 
considered as highly auspicious. In view of the spiritual significance attachedto this month in some parts of India as per Lunar Calendar Pushya masam isconsidered as inauspicious month for performing functions like Marriage,Upanayanam and Gruha Pravesam etc. Vasthra danam and Thila danamduring this month are considered as meritorious.
 
Important dates in Pushya Masam - 2011
05.01.2011Beginning of Pushya masam09.01.2011Dhanur Vyatheepatha Yoga14.01.2011Bhogi festival End of Dhanurmasam15.01.2011Makara Sankranthi Makara Sankramana UttarayanaParvakala – Shat-Thila Karma16.01.2011Sri Raghottama Theerthara Aaradhana (Tirukoilur)19.01.2011Pushya sukla Pournami – Maagha Snana Aarambha25.01.2011Poorvedyu Shraaddha26.01.2011Ashtaka Shraaddha – Sri Narahari Theerthara Aaradhana(Hampi)27.01.2011Anvashtaka Shraaddha02.02.2011Sri Purandara Dasara Aaradhana End of Pushya masam
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