Chitra Poornima - Erase Deep Seated Karma on Chitra Poornima
The Golden Day for Everlasting Success
Chitra Poornima or Chitra Full Moon occurs when Sun is in its exalted state of Aries (close to the Earth) and when the Moon is aligned with the bright Star called Chitra in the constellation of Libra. Libra is the sign that seeks balance.
Chitra Poornima is the day sacred to Chitra Gupta, the Keeper of Deeds. Lord Brahma created Chitra Gupta through the Sun God and He is considered as the younger brother of Lord Yama. Chitra Gupta keeps the good and bad register of every birth and according to ancestral belief, it is he who tallies your positive karma against negative and declares the result to the Judge on High. It is highly auspicious of all the Pournami days (full moon days), and is the right time to gain Chitra Gupta blessings to wash away all your sins and to bag the virtue for the life beyond!
Chitra Gupta (Chitra means picture, Gupta means hidden) also represents the hidden picture of your life that is vital, yet not known to you. He reminds us of an invisible higher power that constantly watches over us, and provokes us to mind our conduct and behavior. It is believed that those who do not attain a balance between their good-deeds and misdoings have to attain a re-birth in any living form, to complete the life cycle.
Legend behind Chitra Poornima
According to Vedic tradition, Brihaspati is the guru or preceptor of Lord Indra, the King of the Gods. Indra disobeyed Brihaspati on one occasion and the guru, in order to teach him a lesson, temporarily gave up his advisor role to Indra. During the period of the guru’s absence, Indra did many evil deeds. When the compassionate guru resumed his duty again, Indra wanted to know what he should do to expiate the wrongs he had done in his guru’s absence. Brihaspati asked Indra to undertake a pilgrimage.
While Indra was on pilgrimage, he suddenly felt the load of sins taken off his shoulders at a place near Madurai in South India. On further investigation Indra discovered a Shiva linga there. He attributed the miracle to this linga and immediately constructed a temple on the site. As Indra proceeded to worship the Linga, Lord Shiva himself magically created golden lotuses in a nearby pond. Indra was greatly pleased and blessed. The day on which he thus worshipped the Lord was Chitra Poornima.
Significance of Chitra Poornima
During Full Moon, our mind begins to weigh and balance its own thought forms. And with the Sun energizing your soul from its full strength position in Aries, you are further empowered to make wiser “karmic” choices during this time. These Karmic choices decide on the destiny of your existing life and also for the life beyond.