Are you going to perform the Masik Karthigai Vrat this year? Then buy all the items from the pooja samagri online store and perform the puja with perfection.
Masik Karthigai usually falls on the 8th day of the Poush month. This festival is considered as one of the most prominent celebrations in the state of Tamil Nadu. This festival is also popularly known as the Deepam festival. The primary deity worshipped in this festival is Lord Subramanya, who is also known by the name of Lord Murugan and Lord Karthikeya by their devotees. Lord Subramanya is Ganesha’s brother and the son of Lord Shiva and Maa Parvati. Continue to read to know the rituals performed on this day, the benefits of this vrat, and the story behind it. Go through these lines below, buy all the pooja samagri online and keep the fasting to seek the blessings of the Lord.
Here’s how you can perform the Masik Karthikeya vrat
The devotees must get early in the morning during the day and take bath during the Brahma Muhurat. After this, you should perform the puja keeping the idol of Lord Subramanya in front along with all the pooja samagris arranged properly. You can buy the god idol for pooja room from the online store now. Creative idols of Lord Subramanya are there in the online spiritual store. The fasting is kept for the entire day. While the devotees may observe complete fasting without eating anything or without even drinking water for the whole day long or can also perform the vrat by eating only fruits only once during the day along with water.
The Story behind this festival and vrat
Masik Karthigai puja is performed on the day when Goddess Durga waged the war against the demon or the Mahishasura. She won over the demon by killing him. But then the Goddess realized that though she killed the demon for the good of the others but still it was a sin as she herself was against Jeev Hatya. In order to get rid of this sin, she thought to keep fasting. It is also strongly believed that performing this vrat for continuously twelve years can really be beneficial for the devotees.
What are the benefits of performing this vrat?
The vrat is performed with each and every required puja samagri arranged in a puja thali to please the Lord and seek his blessings. It is said that observing this vrat helps to fulfil the wishes and desires of every devotee. Performing this vrat can keep you at a distance from all diseases. The devotees always stay protected from the evil eyes and all negativities. If you perform this vrat, nothing can stop you from getting success and peace in your life. Worshipping Lord Subramanya can also help in getting the blessing of Maa Parvati along with Lord Subramanya.
It is said that Lord Shiva once appeared as a flame in front of Lord Brahma and Lord Vishnu in order to make them realize his power when both of them believed that they were the supreme powers of the Universe. While the Masik Karthigai festival is celebrated only once in a year, but the day is observed and the puja and vrat is performed every month. It is strongly beleved that Lord Shiva gets pleased on observing this vrat. Masik Karthigai is one of the oldest festivals of the Hindus. The streets are all lit up and are seen shining with the lights of the diyas. This is one of the reasons why this festival is also called Karthigai Deepam festival. The day is associated with the auspicious day when Kritika is seen prevalent in the sky.
So, from the next month, perform this vrat with complete devotion and perform the puja in the right way with all the samagris bought from the online pooja stores.