Vaishakh Maas 2019.
Vaishakh Maas is from 20th April to 18th May 2019 considered to be the ideal month to perform charity, homas, fasts etc. Hindu Panchang mentions the significance of Magh, Vaishakh and Kartik months. Vaishakh month is one of the most auspicious months and is dedicated to Lord Shri Hari Vishnu. One should worship Him in this month with full faith and dedication.
It is gauged that Brahmaji created the Shwet and Krushna til in this month. Thus, one should take a bath in the water containing these tils, offer honey dipped in tils etc. as charity. These rituals have also been mentioned in the Vishnu Dharam.
Vaishakh Krushan Paksh ekadashi is Varuthini Ekadashi the Pragatya Diwas of Shri MahaPrabhu Vallabhacharya ji .
Vaishakh Shukl paksh tritiya is Akshay Tritiya .
Vaisakha shukl chaturdasi is celebrated as Narasimha Jayanti.
One gets freedom from all his sins by worshipping and fasting on Vaishakh Purnima. According to the scriptures, it is said that the person who worships Lord Shri Hari Vishnu on this day gets good rewards and prosperity. As per Bhavishya Purana, Lord Shri Hari Vishnu took the form of a turtle/ Kachyap avtaar in one of his 24 incarnations. Thus, Lord Shri Hari Vishnu is worshipped in Kurm form only on Vaishakha Purnima. The worshipper has to give til and oil in charity and should offer fragant things like kapoor, itra, chandan etc. along with the water in a utensil made of gold, silver, bronze or sand.
Worship Lord Shri Hari Vishnu with ghee, sugar, til on this day. Conduct Yagya / homas with sugar and ghee. Give til and honey in charity. Take bath in holy rivers like Ganga, Narmada etc to get freedom from all sins. Chant Om Namo Bhagvate Vasudevaya Namah while worshipping Lord Shri Hari Vishnu. Observing a fast dedicated to Satyanarayana brings luck and prosperity in the family. One should take a utensil, fill water in it after the sunset and see the image of the lord in it. This ritual will bring good rewards and prosperity to the family.
Importance of Vaishakh Poornima – Skandpurana describe the glory and significance of Vaishakh month mentioning that there is no other month as auspicious like Vaishakh. DevRishi Narad praises the Vaishakh month by saying that Brahmaji has created this month superior to other 11 months of the Hindu calender. Vaishakh Month is considered to be the ideal month to perform charity of water, cool drinks, homas, fasts etc. .Vaishkh month is also worshipped by devas and abstracts religion, homas, austerity and deed. The person who takes bath before the sunrise gets freedom from all his sins. Vaishakh being the favorite of Lord Shri Hari Vishnu has become the most superior and auspicious month of the year. The rewards that a person get from charity, visiting pilgrimages can be attained by just donating water on the day of Vaishkh Purnima. Providing a thirsty person with water on this day is equivalent to performing a Rajsun Yagya. Charity of footware , umbrella anything that protects you from heat brings immense blessings of the recipient and the Lord Shri Hari Vishnu.
Chanting of dwadashi akshar mantra Om Namo Bhagwate Vasudevay , Shri Vishnu Sahastranaam is recommended.