Sharad Poornima 2020: Know the Significance & Time

Sharad Poornima 2020: Know the Significance & Time
Happy Sharad Poornima

This year Sharad Purnima is being celebrated on 30 October. Purnima Tithi starts from 05.45 pm on 30th October, which will be at 08:18 pm on 31 October the next day. Sharad Purnima will be on October 30. Sharad Purnima falls in Ashwin month, hence it is also known as Ashwin Purnima. Sharad Poornima is also known as  Kojaagari Poornima or Kumar Poornima.

It is celebrated on the full moon day of the Hindu lunar month of Ashvin. The brightness of the full moon brings special joy. It is believed that on this day, the Moon through its rays showers amrit or elixir of life on earth. It is also referred to as Rasa Poornima or Sharath Poornima. For more information, you can get in touch with world famous astrologer.

  • Moonrise on Sharad Purnima - 05:11 pm
  • Full Moon Date Start - October 30, 2020, at 05:45 pm
  • Full moon date ends - October 31, 2020, at 08:18 pm

Sharad Poornima the full moon comes once a year

Sharad Purnima is one of the most famous full moons in the Hindu calendar. It is believed that Sharad Purnima is the only day in the year when the moon comes out with all sixteen arts. In Hinduism, every human quality is associated with a certain period and it is believed that the combination of sixteen different arts creates an ideal human personality. It was Lord Krishna who was born with all sixteen arts and was the complete incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Lord Rama was born with only twelve arts

Married women fast

Therefore, worshiping Lord Chandra on the day of Sharad Purnima is considered very important. Newly married women, who vow to fast on full moon day for the year, start fasting on the day of Sharad Purnima. Sharad Purnima in several parts is more popularly known as Sharad Poonam.

Rice kheer is made on sharad poornima

On this day not only the moon shines with all sixteen arts, but its rays have certain healing properties that nourish the body and soul. It is also believed that the moon rays emit nectar on Sharad Purnima. Therefore, on this day rice pudding made from cow's milk is made, which is kept in the moonlight for the whole night. In the morning, this kheer is consumed and distributed among family members as prasadam.

Krishna's great glory in Braj

In the Braj region, Sharad Purnima is also known as Ras Purnima (Ras Purnima). It is believed that Lord Krishna performed the Maha-Raas dance of divine love on Sharad Purnima. On the night of Sharad Purnima, listening to the divine music of Krishna's flute, the gopis of Vrindavan went into the forest away from their homes and families to dance with Krishna throughout the night.

This was the day when Lord Krishna created Krishna to support each gopi. It is believed that Lord Krishna drew the night of Lord Brahma to the length of one night, which was equal to billions of human years. In many areas Sharad Purnima is known as Kojagara Purnima when Kojagara fast is observed throughout the day. Kojagara Vrat is also known as Kaumudi Vrat (Kaumudi Vrat).

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