Shravan Purnima – Know why Shravan Purnima is celebrated with great enthusiasm among devotees
An auspicious day in the Hindu calendar which falls in the month of July/August on the full moon day is Shravan purnima. Shravan purnima is a most celebrated annual purnima/poornima to observe the last ritual of Shravan month. In 2018 Shravan Purnima, will be enthusiastically venerated on 26th August, the same day when Raksha Bandhan is falling and has even more significance with that of Raksha Bandhan.
Other religious names of Shravan Purnima festival – Shravana Month :
On this favourable day, some more eminent Hindu festivals are revered including:
- Rakshabandhan- The grand rakhi celebration
- Hayagreeva Jayanthi- the day to worship Hayagriva God
- Upakarma- changing ceremonial threads amongst people.
- Jandhyam Purnima: the day when Upakarma is performed.
- Narali Purnima: The sacred observance of offering coconut to the Sea to admire Lord Varuna who is the divinity of waterbodies.
- Avani Avittam: South-Indian Brahmins wear sacred thread, followed by Gayatri Japa Sankalpam on River banks.
- Balaram Jayanthi: the day when Balaram God was born.
- Amarnath yatra’s last day: very famous Amarnath Yatra begins from Guru Purnima and finishes on the day Shravan Purnima.
- Kajari Purnima: To solemnize the festive day of specific crops and fertilizers.
- Pavitropana: To venerate Lord Shiva by performing unique puja and prayers.
Importance of Shravan Purnima :
This sacred festivity is revered on a full moon day, hence Shravan Purnima is considered very favourable to worship Moon to remove Chandra Dosha effects from one’s life. Shravan Purnima is also considered important for donations and charities to needy and deprived people. Feeding Pandits and worshipping Lord Vishnu and Goddess Laxmi are highly propitious on Shravan Purnima. It is advised to take proper muhurat before initiating any puja or prayer on this festival. Take proper consultation from Jyotirvid for Shubh –Muhurat. Brahmins and other people who purely believe in wearing sacred threads wear brand new threads on the bank of the pious rivers. Ardent followers of Hinduism and the peeps who have peculiar liking towards Hindu culture take devoutly vows