Sharad Purnima 2020 will be celebrated on Friday, October 30, 2020. As per Hindu calendar, Sharad Purnima is one of the most significant Purnima(s) that fall in a year. It is believed that Sharad Purnima is the only day in the year when the moon comes out with all sixteen Kala.
Sharad Purnima Date & Time
- Sharad Purnima Date: Friday, October 30, 2020
- Moonrise on Sharad Purnima Day – 05:11 PM
- Purnima Tithi Begins – 05:45 PM on October 30, 2020
- Purnima Tithi Ends – 08:18 PM on October 31, 2020
Sharad Purnima Significance
It is believed that those who worship Lord Chandra on the day of Sharad Purnima are blessed with health, wealth & happiness. Those who want to take a pledge to do Purnimasi fasting for the year, begin their fast from the day of Sharad Purnima.
Rice-Kheer on Sharad Purnima
Moon rays on Sharad Purnima day have certain healing properties which nourish the body and the soul. Hence, in Indian tradition, Rice-Kheer – a famous Indian sweet dish made of cow milk, rice and sugar – is prepared and left in the moonlight for the whole night. In the morning, Rice-Kheer is distributed as Prasad in family members.
In Gujarat, Sharad Purnima is known as Sharad Poonam, while in Brij region, it’s known as Raas Purnima. In many parts of the country, Sharad Purnima is celebrated as Kojagara Purnima where devotees worship Goddess Lakshmi. Kojagara Vrat is also known as Kaumudi Vrat in some parts of the country.