Ganga Snan 2017

Kartik Purnima 2017 is going to be commemorated on 04th of November, Saturday. Every year, Kartik Poornima falls in the Shukla Paksha of Kartika month. At some places, Kartika purnima is also known as Tripuri Purnima as well as Ganga Snan. Logic behind the name ‘Tripuri Purnima’ is the belief that Lord Shiva assassinated the demon Tripuri on this day. In Hindu mythology, Kartika Poornima has immense value for fetching blessings from the Almighty. On the day of Kartik Purnima, there is a tradition of taking bath in the river Ganga and donating earthen lamps. That is why Kartika Purnima is also known as Ganga Snan. There is a belief that the one who worships Kartik Purnima acquires Kama, Artha, Dharma and Moksha (salvation).

Another belief states that taking bath in a sacred river by following proper religious procedures helps the devotee attain salvation at the end. Other than spiritual beliefs, month of Kartik has some scientific boons too. Month of Kartik falls at the time of seasonal change. And, if a person takes shower early in the morning during this month, this helps him to adjust with the upcoming season easily and fills his body with immense energy throughout the whole day. This helps in adjusting our body’s immunity to adjust with change.

In India, there is a common tradition of taking bath at a holy river. However, on certain days, this bath offers better results. And, these certain days are the most auspicious days of the year. That is why on the day of Kartik Purnima, you can find a huge crowd on the banks of holy rivers, especially Ganga as well as Yamuna. Glory of taking bath on the day of Kartik Purnima has also been described by the holy Vedas as well as Puranas. If a river is not possible, then taking bath at any other water body is considered auspicious, especially while remembering the name Lord Vishnu. It is believed that people who do such deeds get blessings from the Almighty.