Purnima, the full moon day in October 2017 falls in the Hindu month of Ashwin or Ashwayuja. In 2017, Ashwin Purnima date is October 5.
Ashwin Purnima is also called as Sharad Purnima as it marks the beginning of Sharad ritu.
On Ashwin Purnima, Kojagari Lakshmi Puja is celebrated in North Indian states. Kaumudi Puja and Indra Puja are also observed on the day.
In Orissa, Sharad Purnima is also observed as Kumar Purnima. It is a big festival in Puri Jagannath Temple. Gajalakshmi Puja is the main ritual on Sharad Purnima in Orissa.
In West Bengal, Lakshmi Puja is observed on Sharad Purnima. It is one of the biggest festivals in Bengal.
Panchang, Ashwin Purnima – 5 October 2017
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:23 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 18:06
Chandrodayam (Moonrise) 18:08 Chandrastama (Moonset) 00:00
Paksha (Fortnight) Shukla Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Purnima – 24:09*
Nakshatra Uttara Bhadrapada – 20:50
Yoga Vriddhi – 07:10
Skipped Yoga : Dhruva – 28:38*
Karana Bava – 24:09*
Purnimanta Month Ashwin
Amavasyanta Month Ashwin
Shaka Samvatsara: Hevilambi
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Sadharana
Rahu Kalam: 13:43 – 15:10
Gulika Kalam: 09:19 – 10:47
Yama Gandam: 06:23 – 07:51
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Kanya
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Meena
Amrita Kalam 16:12 – 17:45
Abhijit: 11:51 – 12:38
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 06:56 – 08:29
Durmuhurthams: 14:59 – 15:46