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Chaitra Purnima or Chitra Pournami is an auspicious day of full moon. On this day, the sun is in an exalted state in Aries and the moon is also very powerful owing to its full nature and therefore the two together have a profound effect on Earth, paving the way for a spiritual seeker to attain the ultimate.
The day is so significant that one can not only dissolve karma by their deeds but also attain salvation or moksha. The moon’s energy is high on this day, dedicated to Chitra Gupta, the subordinate of Lord Yama. The lunar month of Chitra and the star Chitra align on this day, with the full moon in full splendour, to make this day a highly significant one. The full moon signifies good vibrations and positive energies. It has a direct effect on the attitudes and sentiments of people enhancing energetic temperament and creativity.
Chitra Gupta, the official book keeper of Yama, manifested on this day when Parvati created him from a picture or Chitra gifted to Her by her consort Shiva. It’s also a day when an enraged Azhagar, brother of Goddess Meenakshi enters the Vaigai River. Chitra Pournami, is also known for the famous Gajendra Moksham tale when elephant Gajendra who was Indradhyumna in his previous birth got moksha.