Adhika masa has a marvellous belief/position in the Hindu lunar calendar which is based on the cycle of moon. There is a difference between the solar month and the lunar month. A lunar month has 29.5 days but the solar month has 30 or 31 days. So now if we calculate the number of days in lunar year it will be 354 and in solar year we have 365 days. So, the lunar year finish earlier then the solar year. So it will create a difference between lunar and solar calendar and the difference is huge, which is around 29 days. To remove that difference a new month is added in the lunar year system which will make equal both the lunar and solar year. According to the chapter of Vasishta siddhanta, written by sega vashishta, that Adhika masa come after every 32 months, 16 days and 8 ghadi. A ghadi is stands for 24 minutes.
Adhik maas dates in 2015
Year 2015 is very specially because it has the one extra month, Adhika masam or adhik masa. This Adhika masam or an extra month is known by many names like purushottam masa and mal maas. The time period of that month in hindu lunar calendar is start form 17 June 2015 to 16 July 201. This month will long approximately 30 days. There will be an extra 13th month in hindu lunar calendar which helps to balance the lunar and the solar calendar. This extra month or Adhik maas is blessed and it can be used to fulfil your life with joy by doing japas, Pradakshinas and reading old texts like shri vishnupuran and may more.
Precautionary measures during adhik maas vrat
This month is very good for those who speak truth, vegetarian, do good work, and remain clean and pure by heart as well as body. This month will be more joyful if you do vrata in this month and perform all the rituals and remain clean while fasting.
If you want happy life or joyful life for someone you can do Shri Ramachanrtmanas akhand patha or navaha parayana or maas parayana, Srimad Bhagvat Gita Patha, Srimad Bhagavad Purana Patha, Srimad Vishnu Purana patha and abishek to Lord Bishnu along with patha of Vishnu Sahasranama and Last but not the least Srimad Deve Bhagavad Patha for them. Also you can do special tantric puja and different type of anushthans according to your loved once horoscope. All the patha’s you do you must include shri satyanarayana katha patha, yagaya and homam also.
Ceremonies Forbidden during Adhik masa
Any kind of marriages, mundan, purchasing new vehicles/ornaments and bhumi poojan or entering in new house are prohibited in this month.
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