During Mahalaya Night Rituals, the air resonates with the sacred chant, ‘Jaha Devi Sarvabhuteshu…’. The morning light reveals bustling crowds at the Ganga Ghat, where people gather for spiritual offerings and tarpan. Simultaneously, many engage in home-based worship.
On this Special day, devotion and rituals take center stage as households prepare for the upcoming festivities. As you prepare for the final day of Puja, consider the following essential guidelines to ensure a prosperous celebration.
Avoid applying oil to your hair on the day of Amavasya or Sankranti. Instead, consider the act of donating oil, which is believed to enhance positive energy and bring blessings to your life.
Refrain from purchasing any puja-related items such as flowers and incense sticks on the day of Mahalaya. Similarly, consider postponing the purchase of Tagore’s clothing for a more auspicious time.
Flour and Wheat
It is advisable not to buy flour or wheat on Amavasya. The consumption of wheat-based products on this day is regarded as inauspicious, so plan your shopping accordingly.
Meat and Alcohol
In the spirit of Mahalaya, it’s best to abstain from buying or consuming meat. Non-vegetarian foods are believed to have unfavorable effects on one’s horoscope. Likewise, it is considered inauspicious to partake in alcohol during this sacred day.
Avoid impulsive purchases, especially items like brooms, on Amavasya. In the scriptures, the broom is associated with Goddess Lakshmi, and acquiring it on Amavasya or Mahalaya is believed to displease her.
Following these customs and traditions ensures that you honor the significance of Mahalaya and invoke positive energies and blessings into your life.