Monday, October 6, 2014

Sharad Purnima Today - Muhurat & Puja Vidhi

The day of Amrit Varsha i.e. Sharad Purnima has been arrived today i.e. October 7, 2014. Beautiful Full Moon and its moonlight filled with prosperity and positivity is here. But, what all to do on this day? What’s in it for us? Let’s find out the solution to these questions.

Sharad Purnima 2014 is scheduled to be celebrated on October 7.

Sharad Purnima 2014: Muhurat

The most important aspect of any Hindu festival is Muhurat. Firstly before anything else, let’s find out the Muhurat of this auspicious day:

Purnima Tithi is beginning on October 7, 2014 at 07:13 pm and ending on October 8, 2014 at 04:20 pm.

The Muhurat for Sharad Purnima is from 11:44 to 00:33 am.

Let’s now know about this day along with the procedure of worshiping Almighty.

About Sharad Purnima

Sharad Purnima is celebrated in the Shukla Paksha (bright half) of Ashvin month. Sharad Purnima is also known as ‘Kojagiri Purnima’, ‘Kumar Purnima’, or ‘Raas Purnima’. As the name suggests, this festival is celebrated on the Purnima (Full Moon Day) in the month of October. Sharad purnima marks the end of the monsoon season.

It is believed that the earth and the Moon are closest to each other on this auspicious day, and the rays of the Moon are considered to have healing properties or curative properties that are very beneficial for us.

Sharad Purnima 2014: Rituals To Be Followed

  1. Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Indra on Erawat Elephant (White Elephant) are worshipped on this occasion.
  2. The Shloka or Mantra to be chanted during the Lakshmi Puja is: “Om Lakshmaya Namah
  3. For Indra Puja the Mantra to be chanted is: “Indraya Namah
  4. Kheer (sweet rice porridge) should be specially made for this Puja and should be kept in a silver vessel.
  5. The Kheer should be kept under the direct moonlight, and should be consumed the next day.
  6. All the idols of Gods should be cleaned and dressed up in new clothes on this day.
  7. The Puja should be carried out with flowers and Diyas.
  8. A Purnima fast is also observed on this day and it shall be ended by reciting the story of Sharad Purnima.
  9. During the time of recitation, Kalash should be kept filled with water.
  10. Along with this, a glass filled with wheat and bowls containing Roli (vermilion) and rice should be kept.
  11. Those who perform this Pooja stay awake all night, as it is believed that Goddess Laxmi and Lord Indra bless those who stay awake all night.

Sharad Purnima: Importance Of The Day

  1. On this day, mothers observe fast for the well-being of their kids.
  2. In general, the fast observed on this day is to gain wealth, as it is believed that those who perform this Pooja get blessed by Goddess Lakshmi.
  3. This day is also considered very auspicious for buying any new vehicle.
Do you know that Sri Krishna had performed Rasleela on this very day? That’s why we also know it as Raas Purnima. If you wish to know more in detail about this festival, significance of this day for married couples, and much more; click here: Sharad Purnima 2014

With this information, we hope that you will get the best of this day and your life will be full of bliss. Stay tuned with us for more such interesting and informative stuff. Your feedbacks are very precious to us.

AstroSage wishes you a very blissful Sharad Purnima 2014!

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