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Sharad Purnima

Sharad (Kojagiri) Purnima 2018: Importance and Significance

Sharad Purnima
Sharad Purnima

Sharad Purnima to be commended on 23rd Oct 2018, 'Sharad Purnima' or 'Kojagiri Purnima' is a collect celebration celebrated on the full moon day of the Hindu lunar month Ashwin. It denotes the finish of the storm. 

Sharad Purnima or Kojagiri Purnima is a gather celebration celebrated on 'Purnima' or full moon day of the Hindu lunar month of Ashwin (September– October). A standout amongst the most observed Purnima, it denotes the finish of storm. In Gujarat, the celebration is known as Sharad Poonam and this year, it will be praised on 23rd October 2018. 

It's trusted that on this day the moon turns out in all the 16 diverse Kalas (expressions). At the point when the Kalas are joined, it frames an impeccable human identity. Master Krishna and Lord Rama are accepted to have all the 16 Kalas.

Sharad Purnima Ceremonies

On this promising day, a conventional festival of the 'Kaumudi' is held as it's trusted that the full moon through its pillars shower remedy of life on earth and the brilliance brings bliss and thriving.


Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Indra are venerated amid Sharad Purnima and individuals keep a quick on this day. A night vigil is likewise seen as it's trusted that Maa Lakshmi visits each family unit during the evening and favors the person who is conscious. Individuals adore the goddess by singing bhajans.


There are sure different conventions related to the celebration too. For example, the icon of goddess Lakshmi ought to have 101 candles lit beside her with silver, gold, and ghee and this ought to be finished amid moonlight. Additionally, anybody watching a quick on this day ought to abstain from eating strong nourishments and drink just liquids like coconut water and drain. After the quick is finished, one should first taste a blend of the chilly drain and rice chips or famously known as 'kheer'. The same kheer which is held under the evening glow for an entire night to be expended the following day. 


In West Bengal and Odisha, Sharad Purnima is a standout amongst the most praised celebrations after Durga Puja. Ladies wake up ahead of schedule, scrub down, wear new articles of clothing and offer sustenance to the Sun God. They watch quickly for the duration of the day until the point that the moon rises, and afterward they make extraordinary contributions to the moon. After the customs are done, the ladies devour a similar sustenance.

Lord Krishna LEGENDS

As per Hinduism, it's trusted that Lord Krishna started his Raas Leela with Radha and the gopis the evening of Sharad Purnima. There are numerous different legends identified with this day also. 



As indicated by history, there was a ruler who was enduring a budgetary emergency. Subsequently, his ruler watched a quick on Sharad Purnima and venerated Goddess Lakshmi and watched night vigil. Before long, they recovered their flourishing.

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