The Pink Moon 2024: A Bengali Night’s Dream

The full moon, or “Purnima” as it’s known in Bengali, holds a special place in astrology and in the hearts of the people of Bengal. On the auspicious occasion of Hanuman Jayanti, the sky over Kolkata was adorned with the mesmerizing sight of the Pink Moon.


4/24/20242 min read

What Is the Pink Moon?

The Pink Moon, also known as the April Full Moon or “Choitro Purnima”, is a celestial spectacle that captivates stargazers worldwide. Despite its name, the moon doesn’t actually take on a pink hue. Instead, it’s named after the pink wildflowers (phlox) that bloom during this time in North America.

A Bengali Night under the Pink Moon

In Kolkata, the city of joy, the Pink Moon made its grand appearance on the night of April 24, 2024. As the moon rose, its radiant glow bathed the city in a soft, silvery light, reminiscent of the soothing lullabies sung in Bengali households. Moon enthusiasts and stargazers congregated on rooftops, balconies, and open spaces, their eyes reflecting the celestial marvel.

Astrological Significance

Astrologers believe that the Pink Moon influences various zodiac signs. Here’s a glimpse of how it impacted four specific signs:

  1. Aries (Mesha Rashi): A time of renewed energy and determination. Arians may experience a surge in confidence and assertiveness.

  2. Libra (Tula Rashi): The Pink Moon encourages balance and harmony. Librans may find themselves seeking equilibrium in relationships and partnerships.

  3. Scorpio (Vrishchika Rashi): Intense emotions and transformational energies prevail. Scorpios may undergo inner shifts and revelations.

  4. Capricorn (Makara Rashi): A period of practicality and discipline. Capricorns may focus on their goals and responsibilities.

Rituals and Celebrations

Hanuman Jayanti, dedicated to Lord Hanuman, coincided with the Pink Moon. Devotees observed fasting, recited hymns, and visited temples to seek blessings. The divine energy of Hanuman merged with the celestial radiance of the Pink Moon, creating a spiritually charged atmosphere.

The Pink Moon’s Beauty

The Pink Moon, though not truly pink, possesses a subtle allure. Imagine standing on a rooftop in Kolkata, the city lights below, and the moon casting its glow upon the iconic Howrah Bridge. The air is tinged with anticipation—a cosmic rendezvous. The moon’s reflection dances on the Hooghly River, weaving stories of forgotten dynasties and whispered secrets.

Astrologers and astronomers alike marvel at its luminosity. Its influence extends beyond the physical realm, touching hearts and minds. Whether you’re a skeptic or a believer, the Pink Moon invites you to look up—to acknowledge the vastness of the universe and our place within it.

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