Sravana Purnima


The full moon of Shravana Masa is called Shravana Poornima. This Poornima is also called Sawan Purnima and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. On the eve of Shravana Poornima several Shiva temples organize special pooja and rituals, especially at the Lord Amarnath shrine in south Kashmir. Amarnath Yatra that culminates on Shravana Poornima is famous in North India.

Sravana Purnima 2023

Thu , 31st Aug 2023

Significance

Pournami 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 Shiva on this special day, offer sincere prayers. We can also worship Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi. 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. On this day, bask in the moon light , spend time on terrace. Meditate and let go of emotional baggage.

Benefits

  • This special poornima brings relief from prolonged illnesses, and bestows wealth, health, and overall welfare.
  • Shravana Poornima helps in clearing huge debts, financial challenges, fixes problems in inheritance of assets, legitimate wealth. 
  • Lord Shiva worship on this full moon day fills us with courage and bravery 

Important Timings On Sravana Purnima

Sunrise

31-Aug-2023 6:12 AM

Sunset

31-Aug-2023 6:42 PM

Purnima Tithi Begins

30-Aug-2023 10:58 AM

Purnima Tithi Ends

31-Aug-2023 7:05 AM

Sravana Purnima festival dates between 2020 & 2030

Year

Date

2020

Monday, 3rd of August

2021

Sunday, 22nd of August

2022

Friday, 12th of August

2023

Thursday, 31st of August

2024

Monday, 19th of August

2025

Saturday, 9th of August

2026

Friday, 28th of August

2027

Tuesday, 17th of August

2028

Saturday, 5th of August

2029

Friday, 24th of August

2030

Tuesday, 13th of August

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