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Sharad Purnima

Hindus devote this day to the moon god, Hari. In the belief that amrit (elixir) is showered on the earth by moonbeams, they prepare khir (milk thickened with rice and mixed with sugar) on this day and offer it to Hari amid the ringing of bells and chanting of hymns. The mixture is left out in the moonshine all night so that it may absorb the amrit falling from the moon. The resulting khir is believed to possess special qualities. In the evening, the moon god is worshipped and offered food. The next morning, the specially prepared khir is given to the devotees. More...
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Sharad Purnima
September-October; full moon day of Hindu month of Asvina
Hindus devote this day to the moon god, Hari. In the belief that amrit (elixir) is showered on the earth by moonbeams, they prepare khir (milk thickened with rice and mixed with sugar) on this day and offer it to Hari amid the ringing of bells and chanting of hymns. The mixture is left out in the moonshine all night so that it may absorb the amrit falling from the moon. The resulting khir is believe to possess special qualities. In the evening, the moon god is worshipped and offered food. The next morning, the specially prepared khir is given to the devotees.
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RelHolCal-2004, p. 176
Holidays, Festivals, and Celebrations of the World Dictionary, Fourth Edition. © 2010 by Omnigraphics, Inc.


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Importance and Signifiance of Sharad Purnima:
It is believed that Goddess Lakshmi was born on this auspicious day and thus she is worshiped. According to Hindu mythology, it is said and also believed by devotees that Goddess Lakshmi visits all her devotees who are awake to bless them . The night is called Kojagara which when translated means ‘who is awake.’ Since the popular belief is that goddess pays a visit, devotes are awake the whole night and worship the goddess by singing bhajjans.


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