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Adhik Maas: Adhik Maas 2020 Date, Significance and Benefit

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What is Adhik Maas?

Adhik maas is celebrated as a sacred month. During adhik maas people perform extra mala pradakshinas, pilgrimages, scriptural reading and parayans. Adhik maas is also known as purushottam maas or as mal maas in hindi among the people. Adhik Maas 2020 date is from 18th Sep 2020 to 16th Oct 2020. This additional time unit known as adhik maas is of approximately 30 days.  So in 2020, there are thirteen months in Hindu Lunar calendar apart from the normal 12 months.

The concept of adhik maas is unique to the traditional Hindu lunar calendars based on the cycles of the Moon. A lunar month is around 29.5 days long. Now, a solar month, that is the usual calendar, is 30 to 31 days. The lunar year consists of 354 solar days and the solar year consists of 365 days. So, as years pass by each lunar month starts earlier to the corresponding solar month. There is a difference of 11 days between the lunar and solar year. In every two or three solar years the difference between the two calendars becomes a full month or around 29 days. To compensate and get the two calendars similar an extra month known as adhik maas is added. Vasishta Siddhanta, a treatise of Sage Vasishta, says that the Adhik Maas occurs after every 32 months, 16 days and 8 Ghadis. A Ghadi is 24 minutes.

Adhika Maas Significance

During the period of adhik maas, people perform various types of religious rituals such as keeping fast, recitation of religious scriptures, mantras, prayers, performing various types of puja’s and havans. Fasts(full day, half day, weekly, fortnight, full month) are observed as per the tolerance capacity of individuals. These may be of complete fasting with liquids only or without liquids, fasting only with fruits or keeping fast with one-time vegetarian food.

  • Persons performing good deeds/satkarma in adhik maas conquer their indriyas/senses and they totally come out of punar janam i.e. cycle of rebirth and also their miseries are eradicated.
  • Performing penances knowingly or unknowingly in this adhik maas in any form imbues spiritual merit.
  • Any graha dosh or specific dosh nivaran puja performed in adhik maas to rectify the horoscope gives ten times better result to the individual.

Individuals observe this sacred month, which arrives after every thirty-two months, by performing scriptural reading and parayans i.e holding a katha series of a sacred text. During the entire month of adhik maas, patha of Hindu shastra such as shrimad Devi Bhagavat, shrimad bhagwat puran, shri vishnu puran, Bhavishyottar Purana etc are carried out by maahvidhya sadhaks. These religious rituals are capable of washing away all the sins of people accumulated during this life and past life.

What are the Benefits of Purushottam Maas Vrat?

Keeping fast during this auspicious adhik maas month gives manifold benefits. Some of them listed below:

  • Keeping fast during adhik maas is equivalent to performing a hundred yagnas, which acts as a path to the attainment of complete bliss, delight, and peace.
  • The purpose of adhik maas vrat as per mahavidhya is to propitiate deity to achieve and fulfill his desires, to bring the divine grace and blessing, gaining back lost health and wealth, begetting offspring, divine help and assistance during the difficult period in one’s life.
  • Adhik maas vrat eliminates all the sins of people accumulated during this life and past life.

What are the Precautionary Measures for Fasting?

During adhik maas 2020 month, while observing fast either complete or partial on certain specific days according to mahavidhya one should keep oneself clean and pure, observe celibacy, speak the truth, practice patience, avoid non-vegetarian foods and conscientiously perform all the rituals.

What is the significance of Daan During Mal Maas?

Adhik maas daan/charity holds great importance in human life after which individual discovers ecstatic comfort. Daan given during auspicious mal maas is intended to propitiate sins committed intentionally or unknowingly in this or prior lives. Daan is fruitful just when you give your valuable possessions unhesitatingly and without desire of any return. Daan is praiseworthy and pure when you do it in secret. Gain more goodness by giving out your best to the poor during adhik maas.

Bhandara conducted on adhik maas by mahavidhya is more pious and blissful. Giving donations for ann and vastra daan mal maas reduces the malefic effects of Navagraha.
Adhik maas maha bhandara will be conducted by us on any one of the holy places for the needy and poor people and also for sadhaks and brahmins. People interested may donate as per their wish as it purifies your yesteryears sins and also acts as a remedy for removal of all doshas.

What not to do during purushottam maas 2020 dates?

During the period of Purushottam maas 2020 dates, marriages, tonsures (mundan), inaugurations of a new home(bhumi poojan, griha pravesh), fasting with a desire of some worldly gains, buying new ornaments and vehicles are prohibited.

Purushottam Maas Tantrik puja and anusthan

In the month of mal maas mahavidhya conducts the following patha on behalf of the individuals which continues for full month along with special tantrik puja and anusthans as per the individual’s horoscope requirement.

  • Shri Ramcharitmanas akhand patha or navaha parayana or maas parayana
  • Srimad Bhagavad Gita path
  • Srimad Bhagavad Purana path
  • Srimad Vishnu Purana path and abhishek to Lord Vishnu along with patha of Vishnu Sahasranama
  • Srimad Devi Bhagavad path

All the above mal maas patha’s are concluded with shri satyanarayana katha path, yagya and homam. Click for more information on adhik maas path

We request you to provide us the following details for adhik maas puja:

  • Complete name of the person for whom Puja has to be performed.
  • Father’s Name.
  • Date of Birth
  • Place of Birth
  • Time of Birth.
  • Additional Information
  • Contact Number.

Adhik Masam Puja Expenses

Special adhik maas tantrik patha, puja and daan will commence as per demand on any day of adhik maas 2020 month and will continue for 11-15 days as per the individual requirement. The expense for conducting any of the above-mentioned patha during vishnu month is 31000 INR.
All the above puja’s during adhik maas 2020 date’s continues along with Shri ganesh kalash sthapan poojanam, pranprathista, sodasoupchar poojanam, vishnu poojanam, purnahut, homam and visarjan. Apart from these we also conduct Shri vishnu yantra pooja and any other specific tantrik pooja as per the requirement. Out of above-mentioned patha, the most beneficial puja will be recommended by mahavidhya after spiritual scanning of an individual horoscope.

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