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
Paksha (Fortnight) Shukla 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
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
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
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.