The wonderful and enchanting history of the month of Purushottama is a long one that takes the personified adhik maas to the highest spiritual realm of Goloka Vrindaban, where she is blessed by Lord Krishna to have 1000 times more benefits to the observer of devotional vows than the month of Damodar.
Purushottama Maas comes every three years and is an extra month in the Vedic calendar that is inserted to keep the lunar and solar calendars aligned. It is during this time that devotional practices and vows are highly beneficial.
Lord Sri Krishna said (Padma Purana):
“All human beings should perform some devotional service in this Purushottama month by:
- Worshipping Me, Sri Krishna, by chanting My holy name
- Study of Srimad Bhagavatam and Bhagavad-gita, particularly Chapter 15, Purushottama Yoga
- Giving in charity
- Offering ghee diya (lamp) daily
We encourage all devotees to consider using this auspicious time from September 18 – October 16 to make a donation towards the grand installation of the new Prabhupada murti in the TOVP or complete your pledge. Completing your pledge by December, 2020 will simultaneously also include your name in the TOVP Book of Devotion offering to Srila Prabhupada on his 125th Vyasa Puja Anniversary in August, 2021.
To sponsor an abhisheka for the historic grand installation of the new Prabhupada murti in the TOVP in February, 2021 go HERE.
Read the complete history of Purushottama Maas.