Chitra Pournami


Chitra Pournami is an Indian festival celebrated by Hindus throughout India. 

It is observed on the day of the full moon in the month of Chithirai which falls on April or May. The festival is dedicated to Lord Chitragupta, a divine accountant, who is recording the good and bad deeds done by the people and reporting their life accounts to his master Lord Yama, the death god. Chitragupta would forgive the sins of his sincere devotees, and puja is performed on Chitra Pournami by his devotees. On the Chitra Pournami festival day, many devotees would observe fasting and bath in the holy rivers in order to cleanse their sins. 

In  Thiruvananthapuram, in the temple of Bhagavathi at Pachalloor, grand puja is done during Chitra Pournami. Chitra Gupta temple is also situated in Kanchipuram, and Lord Chitra gupta is found in a separate shrine in the Annamalaiyar temple.

Let us worship Lord Chitra Gupta and be blessed.