Purushottama Adhika Masa (18 July 2023 to 16 August 2023)

What is Adhika Masa?

The followers of Sanatana Dharma accept both Vedic calendars – the solar and the lunar, which follow the movement of the sun and moon, respectively. Due to the difference in the time taken for the sun and moon to complete their cycles, the lunar calendar lags by 11 days. An additional (Adhika) masa or month is added to the lunar year after about 2 years and 8 months to ensure these two calendars are aligned and that astrological calculations are not affected.

The Glories of Purushottama Masa

In the beginning, this Adhika masa had no auspicious tithi. It was considered a mala-masa or just an additional month with no benefit. The Padma Purana states how this special month, which was not governed by any Devata, was accepted by Lord Sri Krishna or Sri Purushottama Himself. From that time, this became Purushottama Masa, Lord Krishna’s own month.

There are many special benefits of this Purushottama Adhika Masa. Some of them are:

1) This month is called mala-masa because any seva performed during this month purifies the mala or undesirable things from our hearts.
2) This is the month dearest to Lord Krishna
3) This month is a thousand times more beneficial than even the auspicious Kartika month

Anyone who performs seva with devotion during this month will go back to Krishna in one lifetime.

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Scriptures state that the benefits derived from performing seva to Krishna, the devotees, and Gau Mata are multiplied a millionfold during this auspicious occasion. Sponsor a seva of your choice and receive unlimited blessings upon you and your family.

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