Sharad Purnima which is also known as Kumara Purnima is a widely known festival related to the full moon and lunar moon. The Festival arrives in the month of September and October mainly indicating the end of the monsoon.
The festival is widely famous in Odisha and other nearby states, it is said that young women and ladies keep fast on this day, and in return, they expect a good groom or “Kumara” and hence called Kumara Purnima.
The festival is initiated with welcoming sunrise with some coconut leaves also Sharad Purnima involves a large variety of fruits and other sweets in it.
In the evening the ladies break their fast with a sweet dish prepared from rice, coconut, jaggery, and other sweet elements. And at night the ladies play some regional games and sing folk songs around the tulsi plant.
The people have a strong belief that by celebrating Sharad Purnima the ladies will get a good groom with similarities like Lord Vishnu. As Lord Vishnu is said to be an idol god as he practiced many lovable things in his past, also Lord Vishnu is called an ancient lover who took many forms (Avatars) to kill different demons.
Sharad Purnima 2021 ( शरद पूर्णिमा )
Every year Sharad Purnima is celebrated in the month of September and October, the date of celebration changes every year as per the movements of stars and planets.
Sharad Purnima 2021 will be celebrated on Tuesday 19th October; the festival will come just after the celebration of Navratri and prior to Diwali and the whole October month has many festivals lined up on continuous days this year.
With different regions and the ancient history of different regions, the story behind the celebration of Sharad Purnima also changes. Some say that on this day Goddess Laxmi is said to be the goddess of wealth born on the day. And in the happiness of the birthday of Goddess Laxmi people celebrate this day with love and prosperity.
Sharad Purnima is also called a harvest festival as the festival arrives in the lat segment of monsoon and rice if harvested at this period. Sharad Purnima 2021 will be celebrated with fresh harvesting of rice cultivation and hence people present a sweet dish to God and Goddess made up of Rice and Jaggery.
Sharad Purnima Date 2021 ( शरद पूर्णिमा कब है)
There is always great excitement for Sharad Purnima ( शरद पूर्णिमा ) as people wait for a whole year for harvesting and celebration of this festival. Sharad Purnima Date in 2021 will be the 19th of October and will fall on Tuesday.
The day itself is a festival as it is falling on Tuesday and any festival comes with many tasks, many preparations.
One thing which needs to understand is that the Sharad Purnima Date changes every year and there is a very practical reason behind this. Sharad Purnima is celebrated on full moon day and the position of the full moon keeps changing with time. And with the position of the moon is yearly affected and changed depending on surrounding things.
शरद पूर्णिमा ( Sharad Purnima Vrat Katha )
Here is the Sharad Purnima Vrat Katha
Also, read about- Buddha Purnima