Vaishakh Snaan is the important and most auspicious ritual during Vaishakha month. Performing punya snan (ritual bath) in holy rivers such as Ganga, Godavari, Krishna, Cauvery, and Tungabhadra removes ones sins and brings all luck in the future life.
Period of Vaisakha Masa Punya Snan and Pithru Shradha in 2018
When Vaisakha masam falls in 2018? Vaishakh month or Vaisakh mas or Vaishakha masam is the second month in traditional Hindu calendar (almanac). In 2018, Vaisakh month begins on April 1 and ends on April 30 as per North Indian Hindi calendars.
In 2018, Vaishakh month starts on April 16 and ends on May 15 in Telugu, Kannada, Marathi & Gujarati calendars.
Vaishakh masam is also auspicious for Pithru Shradha karma (rites and rituals to provide salvation to ancestors). In Kasi (Varanasi), Prayaga, Gangothri, Allahabad, Haridwar, Ujjain and Nasik Vaishakh Punya Snan are performed.
While performing Vaishakh Snan reciting Vishnus stotra is more fruitful.
The prayer for Vaishakh Snan:
Madhusudana devesha vaisakhe meshage ravau
Pratah snanam karishyami nirvighnam kuru Madhava
The prayer for Vaishakh Masa Arghya – Pithru Shraddha
Vaisakhe meshage bhanau pratah snan parayanah
Arghyam tehham pradasyami grihana Madhusudana
Gangadyah saritah sarvastirthani cha hradaschaye
Pragrihita maya dattamarghyam samyakprasidatha.