Sharad Purnima


Full moon of Ashwina masa is celebrated as Sharad Poornima. It is also called as Kumara Purnima, Kojagiri Purnima, Navanna Purnima, or Kaumudi Purnima. On this auspicious day, celestial couples like Radha Krishna, Shiva Parvati, and Lakshmi Narayan are worshipped. Kojagara Vrat is observed on this Kojagari Poornima. Vivid spiritual importance of this full moon day is given in Brahma Purana, Skanda Purana, and the Linga Purana. Popular dance night called Garba dance is celebrated in many parts of the Gujarat in the presence of Sharad Poornima moon light.

Sharad Purnima Date 2023

Sat , 28th Oct 2023

Significance

Sharad Pournami or Poornima denotes enormous, overpowering presence. It generates massive positive energy. This day amplifies subtle energies of the planet Moon. It is like setting an external speaker or a sound bar. The music from the source is the same, but all of a sudden, it is clear and louder. Moon has an aesthetic quality. Moon’s presence is so obvious that wherever we look, everything turns radiant and translucent. The energy vibration and the moonlight impart the aesthetic quality of Moon on everything it shines on gaining a new field of aura.

According to Siddhas and Yogis, full moon magnifies our receptivity. Everything in us, our inner nature is magnified on this day. If you are a joyous person, you become highly joyful; if you are peaceful, you become serene on this day. Whatever is your core quality, it overflows. Life energy flows in a whole different way. Energy channels Ida and Pingala are overwhelmed with Moon’s energy. Enhanced receptivity facilitated by Moon makes Pournami ideal for Meditations, new beginnings, wealth rituals.

Astronomically, when the natural satellite Moon moves into a certain position (or degrees) with its Planet Earth, the moon’s gravitational pull gets stronger and forceful. This causes change in water element of the planet i.e high tides in the ocean, heavy thrust in waterfalls and other water bodies. The water everywhere is trying to rise up or spill. Same effect is reflected in our system since 70 percent of a human body is just water element in the form of blood, lymph, and other fluids. Modern science quotes this reason for the enhanced receptivity on Pournami.

Rituals

Wake up in the Brahma Muhurtha, the time period of 4:00 AM to 6:00 AM. If feasible take a holy dip in a holy river. Worship Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi, offer sincere prayers to the deities. We can observe fast all day beginning from the time of sunrise or be on a juice fast or vegan diet. We can begin new spiritual practices, be part of Bhajans, read scriptures or chant vedic hymns. We can donate for a noble cause. We can offer various sacred things to temple like new vastram- silk cloth to Goddess Lakshmi in the temple, or vermilion, sandalwood. The other important pooja ritual is the Satyanarayana Pooja or Homa. Lord SatyaNarayana is a powerful aspect of Lord Vishnu. This pooja is a popular Vrat Katha or Pooja performed on Pournami. This special pooja brings relief from prolonged illnesses, and bestows wealth, health, and overall welfare.

Benefits

  • Worshipping Lord Vishnu is a boon for the riches, He blesses success in all financial endeavours to attain material blessings. 
  • This Poornima vrat also ensures smooth, successful functioning in businesses 
  • Sharad Poornima vrat provides prosperity, great financial freedom to entrepreneurs who are in debts and losses 
  • Lord Vishnu aids successful recovery from financial struggles. 
  • He bestows financial supremacy, security, endurance to the wealth accumulated. Helps to clear loans, debts. 
  • Observing Vrat on this Poornima blesses smooth marital relationship and Mangalya bala.

Important Timings On Sharad Purnima

Sunrise

October 28, 2023 6:33 AM

Sunset

October 28, 2023 5:47 PM

Purnima Tithi Begins

October 28, 2023 4:17 AM

Purnima Tithi Ends

October 29, 2023 1:54 AM

Sharad Purnima festival dates between 2020 & 2030

Year

Date

2020

Saturday, 31st of October

2021

Wednesday, 20th of October

2022

Sunday, 9th of October

2023

Saturday, 28th of October

2024

Thursday, 17th of October

2025

Tuesday, 7th of October

2026

Monday, 26th of October

2027

Friday, 15th of October

2028

Tuesday, 3rd of October

2029

Monday, 22nd of October

2030

Friday, 11th of October