Purushottama Adhika Masa
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About the Event
Purushottama Adhika Masa will start on Thursday, September 17, 2020, and it will end on Friday, October 16, 2020. This year, it is also known as Adhika Aashvayuja. As you may be aware, the Adhika masa comes approximately once every three years to compensate for the difference between the Lunar calendar and the Solar calendar. This is a very auspicious month as described below.
"Of all months, Purushottama month is Krishna's favourite month. Lord Sri Krishna is Purushottama. As Krishna is the supreme among all incarnations, Purushottama is the supreme among all months. Purushottama month is the holiest month, far superior to the pious months of Magha, Vaishakha and Karttika. Purushottama month is worshipped all over the universe by devotees, sages, demigods and even Lakshmi Devi Herself. If one sincerely worships Radha and Krishna in the Purushottama month, he will attain everything. One who observes Purushottama vrata, will burn up the reactions of all his bad karma and attain the direct service of Radha and Krishna. Purushottama month is the best month for all spiritual advancement because Krishna overlooks all the aparadhas."
It is highly auspicious for us to read Srimad Bhagavatam, especially Canto 10, Chapter 14 (Brahma's Prayers to Lord Sri Krishna) during this month in addition to reading Srimad Bhagavadgita and chanting Jagannathastakam and Hare Krishna Maha mantra.