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Poonthanam Dinam In Guruvayoor Sri Krishna Temple – Importance

Poonthanam Dinam is an important day at Guruvayoor Sri Krishna temple in Kerala. It is observed when Aswathy Nakshatra falls on Malayalam Kumbham month (February – March) in Kerala. The day is dedicated to Poonthanam Namboothiri who was a great scholar and an ardent devotee of Bhagavan Sri Krishna. Poonthanam Dinam 2024 date is March 13.

The day is associated with bhakti and jnana – devotion and knowledge. Both these paths helps in attaining self-realization and moksha while living on earth.

It is believed that having darshan on the day at Guruvayoor temple is equal to visiting Guruvayoor Sri Krishna temple and Kollur Mookambika temple.

It is believed that people who read Jnanappana on the day will attain self-realization by understanding the futility of materialistic life.