here to read Sharad poornima Vrat Katha in Hindi
is also known as Kojaagari Poornima or Kumar Poornima.It
is celebrated on the full moon day of the Hindu lunar month of
Ashvin (September–October). The rainy season is over and the
brightness of the full moon brings special joy. This is a
traditional celebration of the moon and is also called the
Kaumudi celebration, Kaumudi meaning moonlight. It is also
referred to as Rasa Purnima, or Sharath Purnima.
"Sharad" in Sharad
Poornima signifies the "Sharad ritu" (season) of the
year. Basically a harvest festival, it also has
religious significance. It is believed that on this
night Goddess Lakshmi visits from place to place
asking Kojagari (meaning "Who is awake")
and bless those who are found awake. Therefore,
people don’t sleep this night and spend whole night
singing, dancing and remembering god.
According to another belief sharad poornima is closely
associated with Lord Krishna and Radha and Gopis. Lord Krishna
began his Raas Leela with Radha and the gopis on the night of
It is considered that the Moon and
the Earth are at a closer distance on Sharad Poornima night.
Due to this, the rays of the moon have several curative
properties. Keeping food under the moonlight nourishes both
the body and the soul. That is why, Kheer is prepared at
kept under moonlight for the whole night and eaten in
morning,on the next day.
Gujarat, the festival is known as Sharad
Poonam. People celebrate it by doing Garba and Raas.
Durga puja, this is another important festival celebrated
in almost every house in West Bengal. The
Bengali people call it Lokkhi Pujo and
arrange several bhog and upachar for mother goddess
Orissa, it is celebrated as Kumar
Purnima. Kumar or Kartikeya, the handsome son of Shiva,
was born on this day.
Mithila region, the puja is known by the
name of Kojagaraha.