The Ananta Padmanabha Vratha Pooja is conducted as a tribute to the Lord Satyanarayana / Vishnu. On the Shukla Chaturdashi of Bhadra month, Lord Vishnu appears as Padmanabha reposing on the Anantha Sesha, the thousand hooded snake. It is believed to resolve misery and remove sorrows from the devotees.
Religious Significance of Ananta Padmanabha Vratha Pooja
Ananta Padmanabha fulfills the prayers of his devotees on this auspicious day of Bhadra month. Anantha Padmanabha is the most important significant and prominent names of Lord Vishnu.
The word meaning of Anantha is the all-pervasive one, who is beyond of all boundaries, eternal and for whom there is no limit either by space, location and time. He has several forms, and he is the one who dwells in the entire universe. The word meaning of Padmanabha is the one who has a lotus-like a navel or the one who has a lotus in the navel.
According to olden scriptures, lord Krishna had narrated the significance of Anantha Padmanabha Vratha to Dharmaraja. On the advice of Lord Krishna, Dharmaraja performed this Padmanabha puja on their exile in forests. This Vrat katha mentioned in Bhavishyothara Purana. The one who performs this Vrat with full devotion and sincerity will be blessed with many benefits like dharma, Artha, Kama and moksha. On this day Godhana is considered as highly sacred.
When Can the Ananta Padmanabha Vratha Pooja be Performed
Anantha Chadurdasi that falls in the Shukla Paksha or waxing moon phase of Bhadrapada(September) month is best preferred. It can be celebrated on the 14th day after Ganesh Chaturthi and can be performed by married couples.
On this auspicious day (Ananta Chaturdashi) special celebrations are performed in temples that are dedicated to Lord Vishnu or Lord Ananta Padmanabha. Chanting of Vishnu Sahasra Nama Stotram, Purusha Sooktham, Sri Vishnu Sooktam is considered as highly meritorious.
Advantages of Performing the Ananta Padmanabha Vratha Pooja
- Acquiring wisdom
- Relief from pain and other karmic difficulties.
- By doing this puja mind, body and soul are purified and it aids in the lead a healthy and happy life.
- Couples performed this puja to get marital bliss, trouble-free and for leading happy married life.
Ananta Padmanabha Vratha Pooja FAQ’S
Which god is worshiped during the Anant Padmanabha Vrat puja?
Lord Vishnu is worshiped during the Anant Padmanabha Vrat puja.
When Anant Padmanabha Vrat puja can be performed?
The Anant Padmanabha Vrat puja can be performed on Anant Chaturdashi. It is celebrated in the month of Bhadrapada Shukla paksha 14th day of the waxing moon. Generally, it falls in September to October.
Why we celebrate Anant Padmanabha Vrat puja?
On that day, fourteen worlds are present lord Vishnu’s lap. Lord Vishnu is also known as Anant Padmanabha. The word Padmanabha means that lotus has bloomed from lord Vishnu’s stomach, and the lord Brahma is born from the lotus, he is the creator of the earth. So, we celebrate this festival on that auspicious day, and it can be performed by couples. Peoples are believing that worshiping of lord Vishnu on that day, they will get happiness, joy, and remove their sorrows.