Sharad Purnima (Sharat Poornima / Kojagari Purnima) is the Full Moon day in the month of Ashwin. In 2020, Sharad Purnima date is October 30-31.
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 Odisha 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, Purnima – 30 October 2020
प्रमादीचा नाम संवत्सर, निज आश्विन मॉस, शुक्ल पक्ष, चतुर्दशी तिथि, रेवती नक्षत्र, वज्र योग, विष्टि करण |
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:34 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:45
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)17:19 Chandrastama (Moonset)30:05
Paksha (Fortnight) Shukla Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Chaturdashi – 17:44
Nakshatra Revati – 14:57
Yoga Vajra – 27:32*
Karana Vishti – Full Night
Purnimanta Month Ashwin
Amavasyanta Month Ashwin
Shaka Samvatsara: Sharvari
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Pramadicha
Rahu Kalam: 10:46 – 12:10
Gulika Kalam: 07:58 – 09:22
Yama Gandam: 14:58 – 16:22
North Indian Hindi Calendar – Nija Ashwin Mahina 2077 (Ashwina Maas)
Malayalam Calendar – Thulam Month 1196 (Thulam Masam)
Kannada Calendar – Nija Ashwina Maasa (Ashwina Masa)
Tamil Calendar – Aippasi Month (Aippasi Masam)
Bengali Calendar – Kartik Mash 1427
Nepali Calendar – Kartik Maas 2077
Telugu Calendar – Nija Ashwayuja Masam (Ashwayuja Masam)
Marathi Calendar – Nija Ashwin Maas (Ashwin Maas)
Gujarati Calendar – Nija Ashoj Maas (Ashoj Maas)
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Tula
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Meena – 14:57:27
Amrita Kalam 12:15 – 14:03
Abhijit: 11:48 – 12:32
Time to Avoid
Durmuhurthams: 12:32 – 13:17
Sharad Purnima in Previous Years
In 2019, Sharad Purnima date is October 13.
In 2018, Sharad Purnima date is October 24.
In 2017, Sharad Purnima date was October 5.
In 2016, Sharad Purnima date was October 15.
In 2015, Sharad Purnima date was October 27.
In 2014, Sharad Purnima date was October 8.
In 2013, Sharad Purnima date was October 18.
Sharad Purnima 2012 date was October 29.