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Purnima Puja Vidhi – Mantra – How To Perform Puja On Full Moon Day?

As per Hindu beliefs and scriptures performing puja on full moon day will help in achieving Akshaya Punya – merits that will never diminish. Here is a brief idea on how to perform puja on full moon day. Mantra is performed along with the purnima puja vidhi.
Puja on Purnima is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi, Ganesha, Chandra (moon god), Brihaspati (Navagraha Guru) and Lord Vishnu.

The main rituals include performing holy dip in a sacred river or lake or pond, doing charity and keeping fast.

Start the day by taking bath and offering puja to Lord Ganesha. Wear yellow color dress.
The fast is from sunrise to sighting of moon.

How to perform purnima puja?

  • Keep a portrait of Goddess Lakshmi in the east or northeast corner of the house.
  • Light a lamp in the morning and offer lotus or yellow color flowers.
  • The main puja is to be performed in the evening.
  • In the evening after taking bath light a lamp using pure cow ghee. Offer lotus or yellow color flowers. Offer rose fragrance. Light natural flower agarbatti. Offer white sandalwood paste. Prasad or bhog should be prepared in white or yellow color – the best option is kheer.
  • The Prasad should be shared with children and married women.
  • The mantra on the day is dedicated to Chandra or the moon god.
  • The following mantra should be chanted 108 times 

सोमाय नम:
रोहिणिकांताय नम:
चन्द्रमसे नम:

Benefits of Purnima Puja

  • It is highly beneficial in curing all kinds of mental illness and depression.
  • The puja is performed for peace and prosperity.
  • It is also performed to regain vigor and drop lethargy and disinterestedness.