Ujjain: Purnima date has a very special significance in Hinduism. Every month’s full moon has its own significance, but some full moons are considered very good. The full moon of Ashwin month is also known as Sharad Purnima. This year Sharad Purnima is falling on 19th October. Due to the difference of Panchang, the full moon will also be celebrated on 20 October in some places. It is very important to wake up at night on this full moon and offer Kheer kept for the whole night in the morning. It is also known as Kojagar Purnima.
Coming of Goddess Lakshmi to Earth :-
According to religious beliefs, Goddess Lakshmi comes to earth on the night of Sharad Purnima. Along with this, it is also believed that the person who worships Goddess Lakshmi with a sincere heart on this night, gets the blessings of the Goddess. Make kheer at night and keep the kheer in the moonlight and follow the tradition of eating kheer the next morning.
Significance of Sharad Purnima:-
This full moon is called Sharad Purnima because now there is a cool feeling in the morning and evening and at night. The time when Lord Vishnu is sleeping is in his last stage.
It is believed that the moon of Sharad Purnima is full of all its 16 arts and showers nectar throughout the night with its rays. Whoever keeps kheer in the open sky on this night and consumes it in the morning, for him this kheer is like nectar. Eating it cures many diseases.
According to mythology, Sharad Purnima is also special because Lord Krishna composed Maha Rasa with the gopis on this day. That is why it is also called Ras Purnima. Sharad Purnima is also associated with the grace of Maa Lakshmi, it is believed that Maa Lakshmi goes on a night tour and showers her blessings on what she finds during Jagran.