Patna. Today the world is in a race to reach Mars. New heights are being achieved in the field of science. But even in the modern era, there are many people who are entangled in the web of superstition. On the occasion of Kartik Purnima 2021 in Patna, the capital of Bihar, a similar sight was seen today. In Gaighat, Patna, some people were seen doing strange things on the banks of the Ganges. At the same time, some exorcists and Bhagat were seen claiming to exorcise and summon by chanting mantras. This black game of superstition continued in front of the eyes of the administration.
Let us tell you that Kartik Purnima has special significance in Hinduism. On this occasion, people all over the country take bath in holy rivers including Ganga. Thousands of devotees took bath on the banks of river Ganga in Patna today. During this, some superstitious people got to see the crowd at Gaighat. During this, the game of ghost and exorcist continued here in broad daylight. While the women were seen slamming their heads on the ground in circular motions, the exorcist and Bhagat were seen chanting mantras and allegedly summoning ghosts.
This superstition game went on for hours in front of the administration, despite this, no initiative was taken by the police and administrative officials on it. It is worth noting that on the occasion of Kartik Purnima, the district administration has deployed magistrates and police force at various Ganga Ghats. On being asked about the whole matter, the police officer present on the spot reiterated that special worship is being recited by the people on the occasion of Kartik Purnima, describing it as a matter of faith.
Religious Significance of Kartik Purnima
According to religious mythology, the gods come from heaven and celebrate Dev Diwali on the day of Kartik Purnima. It is also believed that by taking a bath in a holy river on the day of Kartik Purnima, all the sins of life are destroyed and the mind of a person gets purified. There is also a tradition of fasting on Kartik Purnima. Kartik Purnima is also known as Tripurari Purnima. On the day of Kartik Purnima, worshiping with rituals gives special results.
It is believed that the date of Purnima is very dear to Lord Vishnu and his consort Mata Lakshmi. If worship is done on this day according to the law, then happiness, peace and prosperity resides in life. The day of Kartik Purnima is considered very important religiously as well as spiritually.
FIRST PUBLISHED : November 19, 2021, 17:33 IST