Navanna Purnima or Navanna is celebrated on Purnima or Full Moon day in Ashwin month (September – October) prior to Diwali festivities. In 2016, Navanna Purnima date is October 16.
This harvest festival is mainly celebrated in rural areas of North India. Navanna is popularly observed as Kojaagari Purnima and Sharat Poornima in other parts of India.
Kojagari Lakshmi Puja and Sharat Purnima vrat are most observed rituals of the day. On Navanna festival, farmers worship cows and other cattle.
Navanna marks the ripening of corns and some other grains. On this day, farmers bring their yield to homes and fresh corn is used for cooking special recipes. It is known as a social festival as it is celebrated by all villagers together.
In 2015, Navanna Purnima date was October 27.
In 2014, Navanna Purnima date was October 7.
In 2013, Navanna Purnima date was October 18, Friday.