Paush Purnima Vrat 2020: Puja Vidhi, Vrat Katha, Shubh Muhurat and everything you need to know

Paush Purnima is one of the most important days in Hinduism, which falls on the day of Purnima or Full Moon in the month of Paush like every Hindu calendar. Like every Georgia calendar, this day is celebrated in January. Purnima symbolizes the end of a chapter in one's life and has always been considered important for Hindu devotees. While Purnima takes place every month of the year, but Paush Purnima is considered the most auspicious of all.

This year, the country will celebrate the festival of Paush Purnima on Friday, January 10. Thousands of devotees today dived into the holy fearful river, distributing goods, money to the needy and worshiping the deity. It is believed that by doing these things they are relieved from the cycle of life and death. Thousands of devotees gather in various holy places including Haridwar, Kashi and Prayagraj to take a holy rinse and wash their sins.

These days also mark the beginning of Magh Mela 2020, which will continue until Mahashivratri (February 21). In some parts of India, Paush Purnima is known as Shakambhari Purnima. This year, the sun coincides with the first Lunar Eclipse of 2020. Here are some important things you need to know about the day:

Puja Vidhi

The rituals of puja vary from place to place. But in North India this is what people are doing today.

-Devotees wake up early the day before sunrise to take a holy bath in the sacred river.

-They pray on the Day God and Lord Vishnu. They have sung their name 108 times, offering flowers, fruits, sweets and Naivedya to God. They donated money to the temple and to the priest.

-There is also an ancient tradition of distributing sesame, jaggery and blankets among the people.

-Many people are also quick to observe the occasion of Paush Purnima.

One who cannot visit a holy place to bathe in a sacred river adds a few drops of Gangajal (the water of the Holy river Ganga) to their baths and bathe in it.

Vrat Katha

You can read snippets from Bhagavad Gita and Ramayana today. People also sing the names of Lord Sun and Lord Vishnu.

Shubh Mahurat

Paush Purnima is a one-day festival, which will be celebrated on Friday, January 10, 2020.

Paush Purnima starts on January 10 and 2:30

Paush Purnima ends on January 11 at 12:10 pm


This year, Paush Purnima coincides with the first Lunar passing of the year. The first Lunar Eclipse of the decade can be seen from Asia, Africa, Europe and Australia. It can be seen from all over India. The Lunar Eclipse of January 10 is also called the 'Wolf Moon Eclipse and is nationwide. The eclipse will begin at 10:39 minutes on January 10 and will end at 2:40 am on January 11.