Chitra Pournami 2017 May 10

2017 Chitra Pournami is an important Hindu festival observed on the full moon day of the Tamil month of Chitirai (April – May). In 2017, Chithirai Poornima date is on May 10. The festival is dedicated to Chitragupta, the son of Lord Brahma and the record keeper of human beings deeds for Lord Yama. This auspicious day is regarded as the birthday of Chitragupta and people perform holy bath in sacred rivers and temple ponds to wash away their sins.

Chitra Pournami 2017 Chithirai Poornima

Chitragupta Puja is an important ritual performed in temples to celebrate Chitra Poornima. In Madurai Meenakshi Temple Devendra Puja or Indra Puja is performed on the day.

Kanchipuram Chitragupta Temple, Chitragupta Mahadeva Devalayam Temple in Hyderabad, and Chitragupta ji Maharaj Temple in Hajipur are some important temples of Chithraguptar.

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