Shravana Purnima is the full moon day in the month of Shravana (July-August), according to Hindu calendar. Shravana is the most sanctified month of the year and corresponds with the monsoon season of the country, hence various important rituals and fasts are observed on this day of the month (Purnima also being a very sacred day in itself). Festivals like Avani Avittam, Nariyal Purnima, brings religious fervor in South Indian states whereas festivals like Rakshabandhan and Kajari Purnima are associated with happiness in North Indian states.
It is a festival for loving brothers and sisters who celebrate their love, care and relationship. Sisters tie Rakhi or a sacred thread on the wrist of her brother and pray for his well-being. On the other hand, brothers promise to take care of them in time of need and protect them from any kind of evil. They also offer a gift in return and make their sisters happy. If you want to know the details , click here
Kajari Purnima is celebrated in central India, mainly Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand, marking a new beginning for farmers. Farmers worship the Goddess Bhagwati, the deity of prosperity, to bless them with a good crop in the new season.
Kajari Purnima preparations begin on Kajari Navami (the 9th day after Shravan Amavasya, i.e., no mood day). The rituals of the day are only performed by women who have sons. They bring soil in leaf cups and sow barley or wheat in them. This is considered auspicious. The cups are watered and worshipped for seven days in a room cleaned and washed with cow-dung, where figures of a house, a child in a cradle, a mongoose and a woman with a pitcher are compulsory to keep. On the seventh day, women end the ritual by fasting for the wellbeing of their sons and move out in a procession to immerse the soil cups in a nearby water body. Later, a feast is organized to end the seven-day ritual.
Nariyal Purnima, also known as Narali Purnima (Coconut Full Moon), is celebrated mainly in coastal regions of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa. This marks the beginning of a new fishing season, holding importance for people who depend on the sea for their livelihoods.
On this day, those working on trawlers worship the sea god Varuna to bless them with a sufficient catch of fish. They decorate their boats for the new fishing season and get together to celebrate by dancing and singing songs. The celebration is concluded by offering coconuts to the sea god and distributing pieces as ‘prasad’, in the community.
End of Amarnath Yatra
People from faraway places go to visit Amarnath, on their feet to offer water to the ShivaShiva
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Linga. These devotees are called Kanwariyas. They conclude their rituals on this day and start marching back to their home after seeking blessing from themselves and their families by Shiva. Thus, this day marks the end of a festival that starts on Guru Purnima.
Significance of Shravana Purnima