Purnima, the full moon day in October 2018 falls in the Hindu month of Ashwin or Ashwayuja. In 2018, Ashwin Purnima date is October 24.
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 – 24 October 2018
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:31 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:50
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)17:58 Chandrastama (Moonset)00:00
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Purnima – 22:14
Nakshatra Revati – 09:23
Yoga Harshana – 09:34
Karana Bava – 22:14
Purnimanta Month Ashwin
Amavasyanta Month Ashwin
Shaka Samvatsara: Vilambi
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Virodhikruthi
Rahu Kalam: 12:10 – 13:35
Gulika Kalam: 10:46 – 12:10
Yama Gandam: 07:56 – 09:21
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Tula
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Meena – 09:23:35
Amrita Kalam 26:13* – 27:50*
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 29:26* – 31:02*
Durmuhurthams: 11:48 – 12:33