Janai Purnima is being celebrated today

Janai Purnima

Today is Shrawan Shuklapurni. Raksha bandhan and Janai purnima (Rishi Tarpani) festivals are being celebrated across the country.

On the day of Janai Purnima, the followers of Vedic Sanatan Dharma have a tradition of bathing in rivers, lakes, ponds, and ponds and tying Rakshasutra from Guru Purohit.

There is a religious belief that if the strings are worn by Guru Purohit as a methodical minister, he will be protected from the negative elements.

Guru Brihaspati prepared defense legislation for the demons who were chased by demons in the Satya Yuga and imprisoned him in a very strong demon kingdom, so I will bind you.

That is why during the Rakshabandhan, Guru Purohit said, ‘Yen Baddho Baliraja Danvendro Mahabal Ten Twan Pratibadhnami Rakshema Chalamachal’.

For human protection, chanting, penance, and worship, the minister is tied to the right pulse of the host by the Brahmin priest chanting the mantra of Rakshabandhan i.e. Doro Vedic tradition.

Tagadhari wearing Yajnopavita

Today, it is mentioned in the Vidhan Shastra that Brahmins, Kshatriyas, and Vaishyas have to change their Janai (Yajnopavita). For this, from Shravan Shukla Chaturdashi, the hair is shaved and only one meal is eaten. 

In this way, the fasting people go to the ponds, lakes, lakes, rivers, and ponds on the morning of the full moon and bathe with cow dung, ashes, dattiun, and saptamritti. It is also called an auditory bath.

After bathing, the sages are satisfied with barley, sesame and kush and the new Janai (yajnopavita) is performed according to the Vedic Rudrabhishek method. Since Arundhati is worshiped and worshiped by eight sages including Kashyap, Atri, Bhardwaj, Vishwamitra, Gautam, Jamadagni, Vashishta, and Agastya, this day is also called Rishitarpani.

According to the Vedic Guru tradition, Yajnopavita, i.e. Janai, is also called Brahma Sutra or the thread of knowledge. Devotees have been flocking to the Pashupatinath temple complex, Ashok Binayak in Basantapur, the banks of the Bagmati River, and temples across the country, including the Kathmandu Valley, since morning. The government has called for a cultural festival by maintaining physical distance as the corona with new variants remains at risk this year.

Important temples across the country, including the Pashupatinath Main Temple, have been closed to devotees. Karma other than regular worship is prohibited in the temple. Outside the temple premises, including Pashupatinath, there was a crowd of devotees last year.

Quanti tradition

On the day of Janapurnima, a number of sprouts made by soaking eleven types of Beans is eaten. There is a religious and Ayurvedic belief that the quantity of food prepared in this way does not cause disease in the body, cleanses the stomach, and transfers heat from within by removing the cold from the body while doing farming work during the rainy season.

Dr. Shesh Raj Acharya, an Ayurveda doctor, says that eating Quanti juice made by mixing different types of nuts will increase the body’s resistance to disease. He said that it will also cure diseases like cold and flu.

Rakhi is being tied in the Terai region

In the Terai region of Nepal, it is celebrated on this day by sisters and brothers. There is a social belief that this increases the love relationship between sisters and brothers.

Manichud in the northeastern part of Kathmandu, Gosainkund in Rasuwa, Kumbheshwar in Lalitpur, Panchpokhari in Sindhupalchowk, Janakpurdham in Dhanusha, Dhanus Sagar and Gangasagar, Dansadhu in Jumla and Trivenidham in Nawalparasi. Has been done.

The government has given a public holiday on the occasion of this festival. It is said that the government cut the leave last year after widespread protests from the people.