Saturday, October 12, 2019

Sharad Purnima 2019 Date & Auspicious Muhurat

Fasting on Sharad Purnima blesses mothers and unmarried girls. Know the auspicious muhurat for Sharad Purnima 2019 and know its astrological importance.

Sharad Purnima holds great importance in Hinduism. It is believed that the rays of the Moon on the day of Sharad Purnima is considered therapeutic and beneficial for health. Every Poornima that falls every month is important, but it is believed that on the night of Sharad Purnima, the Moon exhibits 16 phases and its rays are said to be an equivalent to Nectar of Life. Along with that, the Moonlight on the night of Sharad Purnima seems brighter than usual.

Sharad Purnima Muhurat

Sharad Purnima in 2019
Purnima BeginsOn October 13, 2019 from 00:39
Purnima EndsOn October 14, 2019 till 02:40

Note: The above timings are mentioned as for New Delhi, India.

According to the Hindu Panchang, Sharad Purnima will fall on 13 October in the year 2019. Let us tell you that according to Hindu calendar, the month ends on the day of Purnima. It is said that on the night of Sharad Purnima, Lord Krishna created Maha-Raas, a confluence of love and dance in Vrindavan. This is the reason why people in the Braj region hails this Purnima as Ras Purnima. 

As per the astrologers, the Moon rays are said to be beneficial on the day of Sharad Purnima and capable of curing many diseases. On this day, people prepare Kheer or Sweetened Rice Pudding using cow milk and keep it under the moonlight. It is believed that keeping Kheer under the moonlight enhances its medicinal properties.

Sharad Purnima Fast & Puja Rituals

Fasting is also performed by the devotees on Sharad Purnima. Along with this, people following spiritualism also consider this day important and perform meditation. Hindu natives worship Mata Lakshmi and Moon on Sharad Purnima. Before worshiping Goddess Lakshmi, her image or idol is bathed with Gangajal and then installed on a platform covered by a red cloth. After this, the Goddess is worshiped by burning incense, lamps or diyas and offering flowers.

Worshiping Lord Vishnu along with Mata Laxmi is also considered auspicious on this day. Devotees should serve Kheer or Sweetened Rice Pudding to the Brahmins. If you are fasting, then see the Moon and offer it Arghya before opening your fast. Bathing in holy rivers on the day of Purnima is also considered auspicious.

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Importance of Sharad Poornima

Although every Purnima that falls every month holds great significance, but Sharad Purnima is considered the most special of all. Fasting on this auspicious day is believed to be significant. It is believed that married women, who are not yet blessed with child or facing troubles regarding childbirth, must observe the fast to attain desired results. Adding to it, unmarried girls fasting on this day get blessed with a suitable groom. Moonlight falling on this day increases your spiritual and physical strength.

Valmiki Jayanti Celebrated On Sharad Purnima

Maharishi Valmiki, who composed the epic Ramayana, was born on the Purnima tithi in the month of Ashwin. Hence Valmiki Jayanti is celebrated every year on Sharad Purnima.

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