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Sharad Purnima Puja Vidhi, significance and importance; to be observed on 5th October

Sharad Purnima Puja Vidhi, significance and importance; to be observed on 5th October
Written by Pallavi Parmar

Sharad Purnima is a harvest festival that celebrated on the full moon day of the Hindu’s lunar Ashwin month. It is also known as Kojagara, Kojagari, Kojagiri Purnima and Kumar Purnima that marks the end of monsoon. On this day there is a traditional celebration of the moon which called as Kaumudi celebration. As per the Hindu Mythology Kaumudi celebration meant as moonlight. Sharad Purnima is one of the most famous Purnimas according to the Hindu Calendar. On the auspicious day of Sharad Purnima, it is believed that this is the only day in the year when the moon comes out with all sixteen Kalas.

Sharad Purnima is the occasion observed by all the newly married women who performed rigorous fast for a whole day. According to the Hindu mythology, the combination of sixteen different Kalas creates a perfect human personality that comes out form the moon on Sharad Purnima. This year it is observed on 5th October 2017. It is celebrated by Kheer that made by cow milk, rice, sugar and Kept under the moonlight for the whole night. And then it is consumed by all the family members in the morning. Also on this day worship offered to Goddess Lakshmi along with Lord Indra.

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Pallavi Parmar

Journalism is my profession, Blogging and Writing are my passion, Travelling is my love, Food is my life and Feminist by nature.