Today’s Hindu Panchang
Date – 21st April 2022
Day – Thursday
Vikram Samvat – 2079
Ayan – Uttarayan
season – summer
month – Vaishakh
Paksha – Krishna
Tithi – Panchami till 11:12 in the morning, then Shashthi
Nakshatra – the original night till 09:52 after that Purvashadha
Yoga – Parigh till 10:22 in the morning after that Shiva
Rahukaal – 02:13 pm to 03:49 pm
Sunrise – 06:16
Sunset – 18:58
Dishashul – in the south direction
Special – Panchami
Vaishakh is the second month of Hinduism. Due to the full moon having Visakha constellation, it was named Vaishakh. (According to the Hindu calendar in North India, the month of Vaishakh has started). (According to Gujarat and Maharashtra, Chaitra month is going on right now. There, Vaishakh month will start from May 01, Sunday. Vaishakh month is a virtuous month, very dear to Shri Vishnu.
One of the names of Vaishakh month is also Madhav month. The deity of this month is “Madhusudan”. He is called Madhusudan because of the slaying of the demon Madhu. According to Vishnu Sahasranama “Dushswapne Smar Govindam Sankate Madhusudanam”, one should remember the name Madhusudan in any kind of crisis.
According to Skanda Puranam, Vaishnavakhand
Na maadhavasamo maaso na krten yugan samam. na ch vedasaman shaastran na teerthan gangaya samam..
There is no month like Vaishakh, no age like Satya Yuga, no scriptures like Vedas and no pilgrimage like Gangaji.
According to Padma Purana, Patalkhand
Yathoma sarvanaareenaan tapataan bhaaskaro yatha .aarogyalaabho laabhaanaan dvipadaan braahmano yatha.. paropakaarah punyaanaan vidyaanaan nigamo yatha.mantraanaan pranavo yadvaddhyaanaanaamaatmachintanam ..satyan svadharmavartitvan tapasaan ch yatha varam.shauchaanaamarthashauchan ch daanaanaamabhayan yatha ..gunaanaan ch yatha lobhakshayo mukhyo gunah smrtah.maasaanaan pravaro maasastathaasau maadhavo matah ..
Like Parvati among all women, Sun among those who do penance, health in benefits, Brahmins among men, benevolence in virtues, Vedas in learning, Pranava in mantras, self-contemplation in meditation, truth in austerities and self-discipline, self-purification in purification, donations in charity. In me, fearlessness and renunciation of greed in virtues are considered to be the most important, in the same way, Vaishakh month is very best among all the months.
According to Mahabharata Discipline Parva Adhyay 106 “Nistredek Bhakten Vaishakham Yo Jitendriyah. Naro va if wa nari gyatinam superiorityam vrajet. The woman or man who crosses the month of Vaishakh after taking one meal with control of sense organs, attains superiority among intuitive brothers and sisters.
According to Padma Purana, Patalkhand
Dattan japtan hutan snaatan yadbhaktya maasi maadhave.tadakshayan bhavedbhoop punyan kotishataadhikam ..
In the month of Madhava, the good deeds of charity, chanting, havan and bath etc. are performed with devotion, their virtue is inexhaustible and hundred crore times more.
Praatahsnaanan ch vaishaakhe yagyadaanamuposhanam.havishyan brahmacharyan ch mahaapaatakanaashanam ..
Morning bath, yajna, charity, fasting, divinity and observance of celibacy in the month of Vaishakh – these are the destroyers of great evils.
It has been told in Skanda Purana that what is discarded in the month of Vaishakh.
Tailabhyang Divasvapam and Vai Bronze Bhojanam. Khatva nidram grhey batham viridasya cha bhakshanam.
Applying oil on Vaishakh, sleeping during the day, eating food in a bronze pot, sleeping on a cot, taking a bath at home, eating prohibited substances again and eating at night – these eight things should be abandoned.
According to Shiv Puran, one should donate land in Vaishakh. According to the Brahmavaivarta Purana, a person who donates sattu to a brahmin in the month of Vaishakh is revered in the Vishnu temple for years equal to a particle of sattu.
By entering the house in the month of Vaishakh, wealth, glory, children and health are attained.
The month of Vaishakh is auspicious for the prestige of God. Vaishakh month is especially auspicious for plantation.
Some excerpts from the greatness of the month of Vaishakh mentioned in the Skanda Purana
The month of Vaishakh is very dear to Lord Vishnu.
Like the mother of Vaishakh month, she always gives the desired things to all the living beings.
The one who takes a bath before sunrise in the month of Vaishakh, is constantly loved by Lord Vishnu.
The virtue that comes from all the donations and the fruit of all the pilgrimages, the same can be obtained by a person by simply donating water in the month of Vaishakh.
The person who pours a drink for the travelers on the road in the month of Vaishakh, he is established in Vishnuloka. The drink is very dear to the deities, ancestors and rishis. The one who has satisfied the weary men by pouring a cup in the month of Vaishakh, has satisfied the gods like Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva.
In the month of Vaishakh, water should be given to those who desire water, umbrellas should be given to those who want shade and fans should be given to those who want fans.
One who donates a paduka to Vishnupriya Vaishakh, by despising Yamadoots, attains Vishnuloka.
The virtuous fruit of the one who builds a rest house for the orphans on the way cannot be described.
Food donation is going to satisfy human beings immediately. Therefore, there is no other charity more than this.
It is said in the Skanda Purana, “Yorchayettulsipatravaishakhe Madhusudanam. Nripo Bhutva Sarvabhaumah Kotijanmasu Bhogavan. Padakotikulayyukto Vishnoah syujyamapnuyat” One who worships Lord Vishnu with Tulsidas in the month of Vaishakh, he attains the Samujya liberation of Vishnu.