Sharad Purnima or Kojagiri Purnima is celebrated on the next day of Chaturdashi
tithi of Shukla Paksha of Ashwin month. This year Sharad Purnima is on 28th
October. Also, the last Lunar eclipse of 2023 is going to occur on Sharad
Purnima Tithi. Lunar eclipse will be visible in India; therefore, Sutak will
also be considered. According to the Panchang, Purnima Tithi will start at
04:17 a.m. on October 28 (as per the English calendar) and end at 01:53 a.m. the next
day on October 29.
has special significance in Sanatan Dharma. Ganga bath is taken on this day.
Along with this, worship, chanting, and donations are also done. To attain
success in a special task, devotees also keep a fast for Lord Vishnu on the
full moon day. Apart from this, Shri Satyanarayan Puja is also performed on
Purnima Tithi. Overall, Sharad Purnima is very auspicious. There is a religious
belief that by worshiping Lord Vishnu on the full moon day, the devotee gets
sure results. Also, sorrow and distress go away. Come, let us know how the Lunar
eclipse affects Sharad Purnima and how to worship, etc. in this article.
The night of
Sharad Purnima is important in many ways. While it is considered the beginning
of autumn and it is even said in the Puranas that even the gods themselves come
to earth to admire its beauty. There is a religious belief that on the night of
Sharad Purnima, nectar rains from the sky. For this reason, people prepare
kheer and keep it in the moonlight throughout the night, so that after taking a bath in the morning and eating it as prasad, they can become healthy.
As per the
astrologers, prepare kheer before the Sutak period of the eclipse begins. On
this day, before the start of Sutak, add basil leaves to the kheer. You can
keep this kheer in the moonlight before the lunar eclipse begins. But, keep in
mind that before the eclipse starts, remove the Kheer from there. Before the
lunar eclipse i.e., during the Sutak period, if you keep the kheer in the
moonlight, then keep in mind that you should make only so much kheer that it
will be finished before the eclipse starts.
WHAT TO DO ON SHARAD PURNIMA
your house thoroughly on the day of Sharad Purnima. Care should be taken to
ensure that there is no garbage or cobwebs anywhere.
Purnima is an opportunity to worship Goddess Lakshmi before Diwali. On this
night you should worship Goddess Lakshmi. There is a religious belief that
Goddess Lakshmi roams the earth on the night of Sharad Purnima.
3. Keep the
main door of your house open at night. Decorate and light. With this, Goddess
Lakshmi will arrive at your home.
kheer to Goddess Lakshmi on Sharad Purnima because Goddess loves it. Apart from
kheer, you can offer sweets made from milk.
5. On the
night of Sharad Purnima, the moon is composed of 16 phases, hence you should
worship the Moon God. Offer them milk, water, flowers, and Akshat mixed
together. This will remove the Moon defect from the horoscope. Happiness and
prosperity will come.
kheer on the night of Sharad Purnima and keep it in the open in the moonlight.
Due to the medicinal rays of the moon, that kheer becomes like nectar, eating
which makes a person healthy.
Lord Shri Krishna on the night of Sharad Purnima because it is also called Raas
Purnima. Lord Shri Krishna had composed a Raas on this night.
8. Light 100
ghee lamps on the night of Sharad Purnima for happiness and prosperity.
WHAT NOT TO DO ON SHARAD PURNIMA
1. Do not
keep the house dirty on Sharad Purnima, Goddess Lakshmi does not come to a
Purnima is also called Kojagari Purnima because while roaming around, Goddess
Lakshmi sees whose house is open and is awake in proper light. She enters his
house. In such a situation, do not keep the main door of the house closed on
the night of Sharad Purnima. Leave it open for some time.
3. Do not
keep the house dark this night. Darkness is a symbol of negativity.
4. Do not
disrespect the things related to the Moon on this day, Chandra Dosha may occur.
relationship with the Moon is considered in the horoscope, hence do not insult
your mother on Sharad Purnima, and do not trouble her with anything.