Sharad Purnima

Sharad Purnima falls in first full moon day of the month of Ashwin. It is also referred to as Rasa Purnima, or Sharath Purnima. The rainy season is over and the brightness of the full moon brings special joy. This is a traditional celebration of the moon and is also called the Kaumudi celebration, Kaumudi meaning moonlight. The bright light on this full moon day marks the changing season, the end of monsoon.

Now let’s perform Sharad Purnima Katha.

  1. Let’s listen to Sharad Purnima Katha and information about the event.
  2. Then We will conclude with the aarti.

Let’s Do Sharad Purnima Katha

Let’s do Sharad Purnima Katha.

We Will Conclude Sharad Purnima Katha With The Aarti.

Puja is considered incomplete without the aarti.
Let's now do the Sharad Purnima Katha to successfully conclude the puja.

Puja is considered complete after we offer dakshina


Mantras, Regional Information, Food Restrictions For Sharad Purnima Katha.

This is a traditional celebration of the moon and is also called the Kaumudi celebration, Kaumudi meaning moonlight. The bright light on this full moon day marks the changing season, the end of monsoon. At night, Goddess Lakshmi is worshiped and night vigil is observed. According to a folk-tale, once a king fell on evil days, and was in great financial straits, but then his queen observed this fast and night vigil, and worshiped the goddess of wealth, Laxmi. Consequently, they were blessed by the goddess and they regained their prosperity.

Lakshmi Mantra

Take flowers or unbroken grains of rice in your hands. Meditate upon the goddess, saying: Ya sa padma sanastha vipula kati tati padma patrayat aksi Gam bhira vartana bhistana bharana mita subhra vastrottariya Ya laksmir divya rupa irmani gana kha citaih sna pitahema kumbh aih Sa nityam padma hasta mama vasatu grhe sarva mangalyayukta swaha

Meaning: “this shloka describes the divine beauty of the goddess Laksmi who is seated on a lotus”. Drop the flowers and the rice at the feet of the goddess.