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Significance of Dhanurmasa

Significance of Dhanurmasa

Dhanurmasa starts mid-December when the Sun transits into the zodiac sign of Sagittarius (Dhanu) and ends mid-January with the onset of Pongal. It is not an independent month in Indian calendar. This year Dhanurmasa starts from today.

Dhanurmasa is considered inauspicious in some regions of India. This month is exclusively dedicated to God. Hence, non-devotional things and events like marriages and other such activities are not performed in this month. Only devotional things are performed.


However, devotees of Lord Vishnu treat the month as one of the most auspicious months.

They wake up early in the morning and worship the Lord.

Chanting Vishnu Sahasranama and mantras related to Goddess Lakshmi are believed to be sacred activities in this month.

Moong Dal is believed to be the most auspicious offering to Lord Vishnu.

Holy scriptures say that worshipping Lord Vishnu for a single day in this month is equal to worshiping Him for thousand years.

Feeding the hungry and poor people are said to lead one to heaven. Vaikunta Ekadasi is the most auspicious day to the devotees of Lord Vishnu.

Taking holy dips in rivers and lakes early in the morning is equal to performing an Ashvamedha Yaga.

Dhanurmasa is also considered to be the most auspicious to Lord Shiva as well.

Devotees of Lord Shiva visit the temples early in the morning and worship Him.

The day on which Arudra star falls is considered as highly auspicious for devotees of Lord Shiva.

Devotees visit temples of Shiva on full moon day in this month which is the most auspicious day.

Legends say that Gods wake up early in the morning during Brahm Muhurta in Dhanurmasa i.e. one and a half an hour before the sunrise.

Hence, all devotees prefer to perform their devotional rituals in this time.

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