Sharad Purnima 2014 (Sharat Poornima)

Sharad Purnima (Sharat Poornima / Kojagari Purnima) is the Full Moon day in the month of Ashwin. In 2014, Sharad Purnima date is October 8.

It is celebrated as harvest as the rainy season comes to an end and agriculture will be on peak in many regions of India. Kaumudi Puja or Koumudi Utsav is also celebrated along with Kojagari Lakshmi Puja on Sharat Poornima. Moon God is also called as Kaumudi.

As per the popular Hindu belief, Lord Krishna has begun his divine Raas Lila with Radha and Gopis on the Sharat Purnima night. On Sharad Purnima day, devotees observe vigil and perform Lakshmi Puja. This day falls on Sharad ritu hence it is called as Sharad Poornima.

As per a legend of Sharad Purnima Lakshmi Puja, a King was suffering from financial problems. When his Queen performed the Kojagari Lakshmi vrata, his all problems were ruined out and he ruled his kingdom without any more problems.

Kumar Purnima in Orissa and Sharad Poonam in Gujarat:

In Orissa, Sharad Purnima is observed as Kumar Purnima. On Kumar Purnima day, people of Orissa observe Gaja Lakshmi Puja. Generally, this festival is dedicated to Lord Kumar, also known as Kartikeya, the son of Lord Shiva.

In Gujarat, Sharad Purnima is called Sharad Poonam. It is one of the big festivals of Gujarat.

Panchang, Sharad Poonam – 8 October 2014

Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:24 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 18:04
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)18:06 Chandrastama (Moonset)00:00

Today’s Panchangam
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Purnima – 16:20
Nakshatra Uttara Bhadrapada – 09:10
Yoga Dhruva – 13:12
Karana Balava – 27:01*

Today’s Panchang
Purnimanta Month Ashwin
Amavasyanta Month Ashwin
Shaka Samvatsara: Jaya
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Plavanga
Rahu Kalam: 12:14 – 13:41
Gulika Kalam: 10:46 – 12:14
Yama Gandam: 07:51 – 09:19

Today’s Rashi
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Kanya
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Meena

Auspicious Time
Amrita Kalam 29:03* – 30:31*
Abhijit: None

Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 20:13 – 21:41
Durmuhurthams: 11:51 – 12:37

Today’s – Festivals / Vratam / Pooja / Jayanthi – Kartik Snan Arambh, Navanna Purnima, Valmiki Jayanti, Khagras Chandra Grahan (Lunar Eclipse).

In 2013, Sharad Purnima date was October 18.

Sharad Purnima 2012 date was October 29.

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10 Comments

  1. It would be helpful if you published the auspicious timings when the worship of the deity can actually be done. Without this piece of information this article is a waste of readers time.

  2. I am in New York ( America) please send diwali pujan muhrat for whole night according to time difference.
    Thanks