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Chitra Pournami 2015 on Sunday, 3 May
Posted on: 01/05/2015 (Friday)

Chithra Pournami 2015 is on Sunday, 3rd May 2015. The Chithra Pournami viratham is observed on the full moon day that falls in the month of Chithrai (April-May). It is a sacred day to remember our female ancestors and obey fasting. As the sun is associated with fathers, the moon is associated with mothers. Especially, full moon or pournami is beleived to be close to the mothers. And Chithra pournami is more special as the star Chithrai (Virginis) is close to the moon on this day. 

In India, it is also called Chitragupta Viratham and has various mythologies. According to Hindu believe, a person's soul going either to heaven or hell depends on the nature of his or her sins that they accrue in this world. Chitraguptas are believed to be the demi-gods of the Yamaloka who assist Yamarajah in deciding whom to send to heaven and whom to send to hell by keeping an account of human's good and bad deeds when they live on the earth. So, Chitragupta Viratham is observed to appease the demi gods and to remind us that there is someone above us who is continuously observing all our deeds and taking account of all our good deeds as well as the sins. 

புண்ணிய சிந்தனைகளை வளர்க்கும் சித்திர பௌர்ணமி

அச்சுவினி முதல் ரேவதி வரையான இருபத்தேழு நட்சத்திரங்களில் பதின்நான்காவதாக வரும் சித்திரை நட்சத்திரம் அம்மனுக்குரிய சிறப்புத் தினமாக அமைகின்றது. மாதந்தோறும் வரும் இச்சித்திரை நட்சத்திர தினங்களில் சித்திரை மாதம் பௌர்ணமி தினத்துடன் கூடிவரும் சித்திரை நட்சத்திர தினம் சித்திரா பௌர்ணமி என்று சிறப்பித்துக் கூறப்படுகின்றது.

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