Chitra Pournami: A day to appease Chitragupta
Pournami or a full moon day is considered as an auspicious day in many religion. It creates happiness and positive attitude among people. Chitra Pournami is the day to worship Chitragupta. According to Hindu religion, Chitragupta is the assistant of Yama who is the god of death. Chitragupta keeps an account of people who does right and wrong and provide them treatment according to their deeds on the earth during their life. This record is known as Akashic records. The fate of the human soul will be decided according to what is written in this record. The name Chithragupta means hidden picture which signifies the hidden deeds of human beings on earth. This day is celebrated to remind people that their deeds are observed, so they should try to do good deeds. It is also known as the Principle of Deeds or Karma Siddhant.
Rituals to be performed on Chitra Pournami
Devotees visit Chitragupta temple and participate in the special pujas conducted there that can provide the blessings of the god. On this day one can meditate on the story of Indra and his guru Brihaspati. One needs to worship Chitragupta and offer flower and incense. It is also considered an auspicious day to do good deeds like giving food to poor and needy as well as the social services to various segments of the society that are considered good for humanity. The main purpose of this day is the effort of the devotee to liberate from all evil and negative energies as well as to fill the life with good deeds to others and to oneself. The day also reminds one to keep a watch on one’s act while doing it and hence it drives one to live honest life and do good to others.