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When is Sharad Purnima 2021? Check Out The Kojagiri Purnima Date, Significance, Rituals, And Importance!

Sharad Purnima 2021: What is Sharad Purnima? Sharad Purnima is one of the harvest festivals of the Hindu religion celebrated in the month of Ashvin. On this auspicious day, gods and goddesses are offered kheer and flowers. Many devotees are now waiting to know the Sharad Purnima 2021 date. If you want to know about Shard Purnima 2021, continue reading till the end.

by Sheetal Kumbhar S | Updated Jul 20, 2021 06:37 AM

When is Sharad Purnima 2021? Check Out The Kojagiri Purnima Date, Significance, Rituals, And Importance!

Sharad Purnima 2021

Sharad Purnima which is also known as Kumara Purnima, Kojagiri Purnima, Navanna Purnima, or Kaumudi Purnima in different parts of India, is the full moon day that falls in the Ashwin month of the Hindu Calendar. Marking the end of the monsoon season, Sharad Purnima is also known as a harvest festival. It is widely believed that only on  Sharad Purnima the moon appears in all sixteen Kala(s). In Hinduism, Kala is associated with each human quality and a combination of all sixteen Kalas is creating a perfect human personality. It is widely believed that on Sharad Purnima, Lord Krishna was born who is the reincarnation of Lord Vishnu. Below given are the dates of Sharad Purnima 2021.

  • Tithi initiates- October 19, 2021 (07:03 PM)

  • Tithi concludes- October 20, 2021 (08:26 PM)

Sharad Purnima 2021 Date

Sharad Purnima is a harvest festival and according to the Hindu calendar falls on the full moon day of the Hindu month Ashwin, so the English date will fall between September and October. Many are awaiting when is Sharad Purnima 2021 date, what is its significance, how is it celebrated, and more. Know it all here by reading the article which will give you all the details about Sharad Purnima 2021 date and timings,  Sharad Purnima 2021 significance. Sharad Purnima in 2021 falls on the 20th of October 2021.

Sharad Purnima Significance

 Many others believe since the moon has appeared with all the sixteen Kalas, watching the moon on this day and to be under the moon rays will heal and nourish the body and soul. The earth and moon come very close to each other and hence the proximity of the moon rays will have lots of benefits for the human body and soul. It is also considered that there will be the prosperity of wealth and good health on taking following vrats and preparing kheer for Goddess Lakshmi who visits the earth on this day. In certain parts of India, Sharad Purnima is also celebrated as the birthday of Goddess Lakshmi.  Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth, is worshipped on this day and it is believed that the goddess visits the earth to watch her subject during the full moon night.

How is Sharad Purnima Celebrated?

Since the Sharad Purnima is also considered to be the birthday of Goddess Lakshmi, the Hindu Goddess of Wealth and prosperity, people prepare rice kheer, a sweet pudding, and are in the moonlight during the whole night. The next day the kheer is considered as blessed and the prasad is distributed to all the members of the family. In the Brij region of Bihar, Sharad Purnima is also called Raas Purnima, when Lord Krishna performed the dance of divine love  Maha-Raas.In the Odisha region, unmarried women fast with the popular belief of getting a suitable groom(kumara). This festival starts with maidens praying to the sun god just at sunrise with a coconut-leaf-made-vessel called 'kula' filled with fried paddy, fruits like coconut, banana, cucumber, betel nut, sugar-cane, guava, and then followed by 'Aarti'. In the evening women break their fast by preparing a dish with the fried paddy along with the fruits, curd, and jaggery which is offered to the moon god in front of the 'tulsi' plant. After this, the young women play games and sing songs under the light of the full moon.

Sharad Purnima Puja Vidhi

Notice that the fasting for Sharad Purnima is been done on Pradosh day and Nishith Kaal Vyapini Purnima. 

  • The devotee needs to take a bath in the morning and start the puja.

  • Lay a red cloth on any wooden post and then install a statue of goddess Lakshmi

  • It is believed that goddess Lakshmi and Lord Vishnu bless their devotees with good physical and financial benefits on Sharad Purnima.

  • The whole night, the devotees awake and worship Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi.

Sharad Purnima 2021 Quotes

“May Laxmi come into your home and bless you with prosperity on Sharad Purnima”.

“May today the blessing moon today make your mind peaceful, May the showers of happiness come to you in the form of heavenly rays of moon Today. Accept My Wishes of Sharad Poornima!”

“May Goddess Laxmi Come To Your House, And Ask You To Be Awake And Say “Kojagiri” and this Sharad Purnima and onwards. You And Your Family…Get More Prosperity, Peace, And Wealth. All By Virtue Of Maa Lakshmi.”

“Let Us Make The Most Of Sharad Purnima By Spending Time Under The Divine Rays Of Moon. Happy Sharad Purnima.”

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Sharad Purnima 2021 - FAQs

1. Why is Sharad Purnima celebrated?  

Sharad Purnima which is also known as Kumara Purnima, Kojagiri Purnima, Navanna Purnima, or Kaumudi Purnima in different parts of India, is the full moon day that falls in the Ashwin month of the Hindu Calendar. 


 

2. What is Sharad purnima also known as and whose birthday is celebrated?  

Sharad purnima is also known as harvest festival and is also considered to be the birthday of Goddess Lakshmi, the Hindu Goddess of Wealth and prosperity.

 

3. When is Sharad Purnima 2021?
  • Tithi initiates- October 19, 2021 (07:03 PM)
  • Tithi concludes- October 20, 2021 (08:26 PM)
4. What is the Sharad Purnima Vidhi?
  • The devotee needs to take a bath in the morning and start the puja.
  • Lay a red cloth on any wooden post and then install a statue of goddess Lakshmi
  • It is believed that goddess Lakshmi and Lord Vishnu bless their devotees with good physical and financial benefits on Sharad Purnima.
  • The whole night, the devotees awake and worship Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi.
5. What is offered to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi on the day of Puja?

Devotees offer flowers and Kheer to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi on the day of Puja.