Sharad Purnima (also known as Kumara Purnima, Kojagiri Purnima, Navanna Purnima, or Kaumudi Purnima) is a harvest festival celebrated on the full moon day of the Hindu lunar month of Ashvin (September to October), marking the end of the monsoon season. In year 2020 Sharad Purnima is on Friday, 30th October 2020.
Sharad Purnima 2020: Day, Date, Muhurat
Purnima tithi begins at 05:45 PM on October 30
Purnima tithi ends at 08:18 PM on October 31
Moonrise on Sharad Purnima Day: 05:11 PM
Devotees worship Goddess Lakshmi on Sharad Purnima. Lakshmi is worshipped for prosperity and abundance. It also marks as the harvest festival, signifying the end of the rainy season. According to the Drik Panchang, Sharad Purnima is celebrated as Raas Purnima in the Brij region and it is believed that Lord Krishna performed Maha-Raas with his Gopis on this day.
Sharad Purnima 2020 Wishes & Images
शरद पूर्णिमा के पावन पर्व की आप सभी को हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं। सभी को आरोग्य, ऐश्वर्य, सुख, संपत्ति और समृद्धि का वरदान प्राप्त हो, ईश्वर से यही कामना है।
This Sharad Purnima, glow as bright as the moon, spread peace, joy and calm all around. Happy Sharad Purnima to you.
In Odisha, on this day unmarried women keep fast with the popular belief of getting their suitable groom(kumara). This festival starts with maidens welcoming the sun god just at sunrise with a coconut-leaf-made-vessel called ‘kula’ filled with fried paddy containing 7 fruits like coconut, banana, cucumber, betel nut, sugar-cane, guava followed by ‘Aarti’. In the evening they break their fast by preparing a dish containing the fried paddy of the morning along with the fruits, curd, and jaggery to offer the moon god before the ‘tulsi’ plant. After this maidens play games and sing songs under the light of the full moon.
The Kojagari Purnima concerns the observance of the Kojagara Vrata. People perform this Vrata under the moonlight after fasting for the day. Lakshmi, the Hindu Goddess of Wealth, is significantly worshipped on this day as it is believed to be her birthday. Lord Indra, the God of Rains, seated on his elephant, Airavata is also worshipped as also is Lord Shiva with his consort Parvati and carrier Nandi. The devotee breaks the fast at night by taking parched rice and milk after offering them to the moon-god. Vivid descriptions of this night are given in Brahma Purana, Skanda Purana, and the Linga Purana. It is said in these Puranas that Goddess Lakshmi takes rounds of the earth to watch the actions of human beings during this night.