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Purushottam Maas 2023 – Purushottam Month

Purushottam Maas, or Purushottama Month, is the Adhik Mahina or Extra month that is added to Hindu lunar calendars once in 2.5 years to match with the solar calendars. In 2023, there is a Purushottam Masa – this is the Adhika Shravan Month. Purushottam month in 2023 is from July 17 to August 16.

Purushottam Month is dedicated to Vishnu. It is believed that worshipping Vishnu in the month is highly meritorious. Purushottam Maas is also dedicated to the Krishna Avatar of Vishnu.

It is believed that performing Purushottama Masa Vrata is equal to performing 1000 Kartika Vratas.. so an intelligent man who practices devotional service towards the Supreme Lord in this Purushottama month will enjoy a blissful life while in this world and after leaving his body he will return back to Godhead.” – (Lord Sri Krishna  in Padma Purana)