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Sharad Purnima 2018 | Sharat Poornima

Sharad Purnima (Sharat Poornima / Kojagari Purnima) is the Full Moon day in the month of Ashwin. In 2018, Sharad Purnima date is October 24.

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 – 24 October 2018

विरोधिकृत नाम संवत्सर, आश्विन मॉस (ख्वार मॉस), शुक्ल पक्ष, पूर्णिमा, रेवती नक्षत्र, हर्षण योग, बव करण |

Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:31 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:50
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)17:58 Chandrastama (Moonset)00:00

Today’s Panchangam
Paksha (Fortnight) Shukla Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Purnima – 22:14
Nakshatra Revati – 09:23
Yoga Harshana – 09:34
Karana Bava – 22:14

Today’s Panchang
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

North Indian Hindi Calendar – Ashwin Mahina (Kwar Maas)

Malayalam Calendar – Thulam Month (Thula Masam)

Kannada Calendar – Ashwin Maasa

Tamil Calendar – Aippasi Month (Aippasi Masam)

Bengali Calendar – Kartik Mash

Nepali Calendar – Kartik Maas

Telugu Calendar – Ashwayuja Masam (Ashwayujam)

Marathi Calendar – Ashwin Maas

Gujarati Calendar – Asoj Maas

Today’s Rashi
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Tula
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Meena – 09:23:35

Auspicious Time
Amrita Kalam 26:13* – 27:50*
Abhijit: None

Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 29:26* – 31:02*
Durmuhurthams: 11:48 – 12:33

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.

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3 Comments

  1. atulpareek says:

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

  2. Deb says:

    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.

  3. Swarnalata says:

    sharad puja for dead people on What dates