Magh Purnima is an important day and it falls on the “Purnima” (full Moon day) in the month of ‘Magha’. This day roughly corresponds to the months of January- February in the Gregorian Calender. Magh Purnima is also known as ‘Maghi Purnima’. Magh Purnima is being observed on 31st January 2018. It is the last important day of Magha maas (month). It is one of the most auspicious day. During this month, the famous ‘Kumbh Mela’ and Magha Mela are held in which devotees flock from every corner of the country and the world. It is celebrated with great enthusiasm and gaiety. On the day of Magh Purnima, devotees get up early in the morning and take a holy dip in water bodies or Holy Rivers (Ganga, Yamuna, Saraswati, Narmada etc). According to Hindu mythology, Lord Vishnu resides in the Holy river Ganga and therefore it is strongly believed that by merely touching the holy water of river Ganga, devotees can attain salvation. Magh Purnima holds importance in the science of astrology. It is held that on this day Sun enters in to the Capricorn sign and Moon moves in to the Magha constellation. Hence it is believed that taking a Holy dip on Magh Purnima can put an end to all the problems correlated with Sun and Moon. It is also believed that this month helps the human body to adjust with changing season. Therefore taking a bath on Magh Purnima will provide strength and power to the human body.

Some of the most suitable Yagyas to be performed on this special day are given below:
  • For happiness of whole family:
  • Harmony and stability in married life:
  • Getting Children:
  • Spiritual progress:
  • Fulfillment of Desires:
  • Removal of fear (Enemy):
  • Freedom from obstacles:
  • Support in court cases:
  • Social recognition:
  • Good fortune:
  • Wealth:
  • Success:
  • Improvement of health:
  • Health (Special):
  • General happiness:
  • Gaining Knowledge:
  • Vastu Shanti:
  • Many others purposes Yagyas also
Planetary Yagya- Planetary yagyas can also be performed on this day. Beside these special Yagyas planetary Yagyas can be also done or started on “Akshaya Tritiya”