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2019 Shravana Purnima

date  2019
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Importance of Shravana Purnima

Shravana Purnima is famous for Raksha Bandhan but there are several other significant aspects which are associated with the Shravan Purnima. There are various other festivals and rituals which are performed on the full moon day of Shravana.

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Significance of Shravana Purnima Vrat

Shravana Purnima is regarded as a highly auspicious day in Hindu culture. The various rituals which are performed on Shravana Purnima possess immense significance. The rituals of ‘Upnayan’ and ‘Yagyopaveet’ are observed on this day. Brahmins also observe ‘Shudhikaran’ ritual on Shravana Purnima as it is considered as one of the most sacred day for performing religious rituals. The devotees perform special worship of Lord Shiva on this holy day. There are various reasons which make this day so important among Hindus which include :

  • Celebration Of Kajari Purnima

Kajari Purnima is also celebrated on this day in few provinces. While performing this festival, Hindu women sow barley in the pots filled up with soil and leaves of trees. The women put these pots on their head and drop them into the nearest water body. They worship Goddess Bhagwati, sow wheat and pray to have good crop and harvest.

The festival of Kajari Purnima is majorly celebrated in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh. All the preparations begin from the 9th day of Shravan Amavasya. Women also rejoice in the festival by singing the folk songs and narrating the story of Kajari Purnima Vrat. This fast is performed by mothers for the prosperity and longevity of the sons.

  • Nariyal or Narali Purnima

Nariyal Purnima is another festival that is primarily observed in the coastal provinces of India on this day. Devotees worship the sea and visit the coast. They perform a puja to worship Varuna, the God who controls the water. It is believed that people who worship Lord Varuna are relieved from any kind of danger from the sea or water bodies. On this holy day, a Nariyal (Coconut) is also offered to the sea with much faith.

  • End of Amarnath Yatra

As per the Pranas, on the eve of Guru Purnima, the sacred Amarnath Yatra begins and it concludes on the Shravan Purnima. All the ‘Kanwariyas’ worship Lord Shiva by offering water on Shivling and successfully end their journeys on this day.

  • Pavitropana

It is a Gujarati festival which is celebrated on the Shravana Purnima. As per the legends, high believers of religion and the devotees offer water to the Shiva Lingams as well as chant prayers for seeking the blessings of Lord Shiva. The observers bestowed with good fortune and get absolved of all their past sins.

Apart from Rakhi, Shravana Purnima also holds much significance for people belonging to several cultures. Shravana is one of the holiest Hindu months and a full moon night of this month is bound to have immense religious and spiritual significance.

Also Read: Why do we celebrate Gayatri Jayanti on Shravan Poornima?

Poornima fasting throughout the year

According to the Hindu calendar which starts from Chaitra month (March-April), the full moon that falls throughout the year is as follows: -

S.N. Hindu Month Purnima Vrat Name Purnima Other Names or Same Day Festivals
1 Chaitra Chaitra Purnima Hanuman Jayanti
2 Vaishakha Vaishakha Purnima Buddha Purnima, Kurma Jayanti
3 Jyeshtha Jyeshtha Purnima Vat Purnima Vrat
4 Ashadha Ashadha Purnima Guru Purnima, Vyasa Puja
5 Shravana Shravana Purnima Raksha Bandhan, Gayatri Jayanti
6 Bhadrapada Bhadrapada Purnima Purnima Shraddha, Pitrupaksha Begin
7 Ashwin Ashwin Purnima Sharad Purnima, Kojagara Puja
8 Kartika Kartika Purnima Dev Diwali
9 Margashirsha Margashirsha Purnima Dattatreya Jayanti
10 Paush Paush Purnima Shakambhari Purnima
11 Magha Magha Purnima Guru Ravidas Jayanti
12 Phalguna Phalguna Purnima Holika Dahan, Vasanta Purnima

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