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    Oct/Nov 2023
    2080 Kartik
    Oct 28, 2023
    असोज शुक्ल पूर्णिमा
    Kojagrat Vrata/Khandagras Chandra Grahan/Poornima Vrata
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    Kojagrat Poornima

    From today, Dashain has officially come to an end. The 15 days from Dashain Pratipada to today's full moon is also called Durgapaksha. Today, on the Kojagrat full moon, the full moon will rise in the sky at night and the auspicious lights (Mahadeep Jyoti) will be lit at night in the temples including Swayambhu in Kathmandu. Kojagrat Purnima is also the day of Pratipada, the day when the soil deposited in Ghatsthapana and the collected jamaras are duly disposed of in a river or reservoir.

    There is another significance of this day, the day that Goddess Lakshmi comes to visit the earth at night, and those who do not sleep at night and worship and chant Lord Laxmi's bhajan are believed to be blessed by Dhanadhanya Goddess.

    After the Kojagrat Purnima, it is customary to cut a bamboo and make a small house of colored paper on its top and light a skylight inside it every evening till the day of Kartik Shukla Purnima.

    In the Tarai, it is customary to play Kauda today. Kauda is like a kind of gambling. Small pieces of Kauda are thrown into the playing arena (Khaal) by hand and money is wagered depending on the possibility of turning them over and re-turning them.

    It is getting cold at night along with the cold. Don't underestimate the growing cold, especially in the case of children and the elderly. Stay safe from COVID infection and let's wait for colorful Tihar now.

    Poornima Vrata

    The last day of Shukla Paksha is the full moon day. Today is the Kartik Poornima, a poornima which officially concludes the convoy of festivals. On this tithi, the moon is the brightest and magnificent. It is believed that fasting on this day brings immense lunar grace to health, prosperity, and peace. On the full moon day, Lord Shiva and Vishnu are especially worshiped. Special worship to Lord Vishnu is done in the form of Satya Narayan Puja. Satya Narayan Puja is usually performed whenever possible, although the fruits of this puja performed on the day of the full moon are very abundant.

    From a scientific point of view, it is said that gravity will have a great effect on the earth on the day of the full moon and self-purification will be done by fasting on this day and remembering the name of God. By fasting on this day, the metabolic process will be strengthened, gastric problems will be solved and positive energy will increase in the body.

    This day is fasted from sunrise in the morning to moonrise in the evening. Some people observe this fast without drinking water, while others observe this fast by eating only one meal and eating no salt (alino) food. In the evening, after the moonrise, the fast ends with the sighting of the moon.

    Kartik Snan Aarambha / Aakashdeep dan Aarambha
    The Kartik Snan is starting from today. On the day of Ashwin Shukla Purnima, after worshiping Mahalaxmi and staying awake (Jagram) during the night, Bada Dashain formally ends.

    The Durga Paksha, which started with Ashwin Shukla Pratipada, has officially ended today. There is a religious belief that Mother Lakshmi enters the house with wealth and auspiciousness if we stay awake in the evening by lighting lamps in the house.

    This adoration is performed exactly 15 days before Lakshmi Puja. It is customary to wrap a long bamboo lingo with paper on its tip and light a lamp there. These lamps are lit in the dedication of Shri Hari.

    In this way the lights are placed in the courtyard of every house facing the sky, thus the convoy of the lights raised towards the stars seems to have colored the whole village in the milky light. These lanterns are called sky lanterns or Akashe Deep. Today is the first day when the lanterns are lit, Akashe Deep is lit from today. This full moon is also called Kaumudi Purnima.

    Tulsi Puja, which is performed from Ashwin Shukla Purnima to Kartik Shukla Purnima by bathing and performing rituals at home, has also started from today. Thus, with the beginning of Kartik Snan, it is believed that Tulsi should be worshiped every day before sunrise.

    Khandagras Chandra Grahan
    October 28, 2023

    Generally, the lunar eclipse occurs on the day of the full moon.
    Moonrise: 1:19 a.m. ( Start of lunar eclipse)
    Elimination or Midterm: 1:59 a.m
    Salvation: 2:38 a.m
    Duration: 1 hr 19 minute

    Sutak period of lunar eclipse usually starts 9 hours before eclipse, after this it is advised not to do any auspicious work.

    What is a lunar eclipse?
    This is the normal orbit of the moon where the earth falls between the sun and the moon. At this time, the distance between the Earth, the Moon and the Sun is the smallest. In this process, the shadow of the earth appears as the moon, the moon itself appears black in the absence of light and the shadow of the earth and this is the lunar eclipse.

    Khagras and Khandgras lunar eclipse
    If there is a partial shadow of the eclipse, it is called a partial lunar eclipse (KhandaGras), and if there is a full shadow, it is called a lunar eclipse (Khagras).

    May this lunar eclipse destroy unrest and intolerant elements, may peace spread in Nepal. May the moon grant the coolness of peace to all the Nepali hearts from East Mechi to West Mahakali and abroad.

    -Suyog Dhakal

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