Ujjain: The full moon date is of very special importance in Hinduism. The full moon of each month has its own significance, but some full moons are considered to be very good. The full moon of the month of Ashwin is one of those also known as Sharad Purnima. This year Sharad Purnima is coming up on 19th October. The full moon will also be celebrated at some places on October 20 due to panchang distinction. It is very important to wake up at night on this full moon and enjoy the kheer kept all night in the morning. It is also known as Kojagar Purnima.
Goddess Lakshmi comes to earth:-
According to religious beliefs, mother Lakshmi comes to earth on the night of Sharad Purnima. At the same time, it is believed that the one who worships Mother Lakshmi sincerely on this night is blessed by the Goddess. Make kheer at night and keep the kheer in the moonlight followed by the tradition of consuming kheer the next morning.
Importance of Sharad Purnima:-
- This full moon is called Sharad Purnima because it is now felt cold in the morning and evening and at night. The time in which Lord Vishnu is sleeping is in his last stages.
- It is believed that the moon of Sharad Purnima is full of all its 16 arts and showers nectar overnight with its rays. For anyone who keeps kheer in the open sky this night and consumes it in the morning, this kheer is like nectar. Eating it relieves many diseases.
According to mythology, Sharad Purnima is also special because lord Krishna created maha rasa with Gopis on this day. Therefore, it is also known as Ras Purnima. Sharad Purnima is also associated with the grace of Mother Lakshmi, it is believed that Mother Lakshmi goes on this night tour and showers her grace on what she finds while awakening.