Maagh Maas 2020.
Maagh month is from 11th January to 9th February 2020 ,considered sacred and fortunate there are some ‘tithies’ which are of special significance. Makar Sankranti which generally falls in the month of Maagh is one of the very important period when various rituals are performed by the saints and Kalpwasis. The name itself suggests the transit of sun from Sagittarius to Capricorn.
1. Sankashta Har Ganpati Vrat which falls on the fourth day of the Krushna Paksh of the Maagh month of Lord Ganesh as Maaghi Chauth.
2. Ekadashi of this fortnight is also considered significant for fasting, prayers and offerings.
3 One of the most important event of the Maagh month is Mauni Amavasya in which bathing, offerings, prayers and fasting are all considered important on this day as it is believed that the gods and goddesses descend to take a holy dip at the confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati the PRAYAG TRIVENI SANGAM.
The other important day of ritual bath is Sampad Gauri Vrat Snan which falls on the first day of the Shukl Paksh of Maagh. It is done for happiness and fortune.
Similarly, on the third day Goddess Durga is specially prayed and invoked. It is also sometimes referred to as Lalit Vrat or Harkali Vrat where Lord Shiva is worshiped with Goddess Gauri together, it is also referred as Hartritiya Vrat.
On the fourth day Til Chaturthi even Uma Chaturthi is observed. The fifth day is meant to worship Lord Vishnu with Goddess Lakshmi. It is believed that the Goddess descended on earth on this day as per the desire of Lord Vishnu announcing beginning of the spring season and known as Basant Panchami.
Sixth and Seventh day are also important for fasting and ritual bath as Surya Saptami.
The Maagh month finally concludes on Purnima when sun enters the Shravan Nakshaktra. On this day Kalpwasis observe fast and perform rituals marking its conclusion.