This year Sharad Purnima will begin with 26Oct, 2015 at 21:10 and it will remain till 27Oct,2015 17:34 (Delhi ISD)
Sharad Purnima is also known as Kojaagari Purnima or Kumar Purnima.It is celebrated on the full moon day of the Hindu lunar month of Ashvin. Some people keep fast on the day. The rainy season is over and the brightness of the full moon brings special joy. People prepare Kheer (rice boiled in milk) under moonlight and it is consumed during midnight.
The “Sharad” in Sharad Purnima signi the “Sharad ritu” (season) of the year. Basically a harvest festival, it also has religious significance. It is believed that on this night Goddess Lakshmi visits from place to place asking Kojagari (meaning “Who is awake”) and bless those who are found awake. Therefore, people don’t sleep this night and spend whole night singing, dancing and remembering god.
According to another peolple sharad purnima is closely associated with Lord Krishna and Radha and Gopis. Lord Krishna began his Raas Leela with Radha and the gopis on the night of Sharad Purnima.
Sharad Purnima Vrat Katha
Once there was a moneylender in a village who had two daughters. Both sisters believe do vrat on Purnima. However, both had different views on vrat. The elder sister was very pious and religious and used to observe Sharad Purnima vrat with full devotion. She used to break her vrat after giving Arghya to God Moon in the evening and never used to break her vrat without completing it. On the other side, the younger sister was never very keen in observing the vrat but used to observe it for namesake. She used to break her vrat without completing it.
When they grew up, both sisters were married. The elder sister gave birth to healthy children. But, the younger sister had no child. All her babies died as soon as they were born. The younger sister was very sad and to find a remedy for her sorrows she visited a saint and shared her misfortune. The saint understood the reason of her sorrows and misfortune and told her that she had been observing Purnima fasts without any interest and devotion and due to which she has brought misfortune to herself. The saint advised her that if she observes the fast with full devotion and dedication her bad time would be over by the grace of God Moon.
The younger sister realized her fault and observed the next Sharad Purnima fast with full devotion and rituals. After her penance and ritualistic fasting on Purnima, she gave birth to a child but unfortunately, this child too died immediately after birth.The younger sister knew that her elder sister has the blessing of Lord Moon and she might have the power to make her child alive again. Hence, the younger sister made a plan and laid down the dead body of his child on a small bed and covered it with a cloth. She then called her elder sister to her home and offered her to sit on the same bed on which the dead body of the baby was lying. As the elder sister was about to sit on the bed, her clothes touched the dead baby and the baby came back to life and started crying. The elder sister was surprised and scolded her younger sister for being so careless. The younger sister then told her elder sister that the baby had died at birth and the baby came to life again by her elder sister’s touch. This effect was none other than due the grace of God Moon and the power of Purnima Vrat.
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