Sharad Purnima is considered one of the most auspicious days in Hinduism. There are many mythological stories and scientific reasons behind this. In this blog, I will share some Mystical and Magical things about Sharad Purnima.
What Is Sharad Purnima?
Sharad Purnima (Kojagari Poonam) is the only day when the moon is at its fullest i.e. all 16 Kalas (Phases) of the moon are present. It is said that on this day moon shines extremely bright with all 16 phases of waxing and waning. It is celebrated on the full moon day of Ashwin month as per the Hindu Calendar.
There are many mythological stories associated with the day of Sharad Purnima. Below are a few that I know about:
1) It is said that on this day, Lord Krishna does Maha Raas with Radha and other Gopi's. On listening to the divine tune from Krishna’s flute, Gopis reached the forest to dance. Lord Krishna created several look-alikes to dance with each Gopi.
2) Another story is of Goddess Lakshmi. On the night of Kojagri Purnima, Goddess Lakshmi visit every house asking, Ko jagrati?; the meaning, is anyone awake. Those who are awake are blessed with happiness and prosperity.
3) According to many believers, Goddess Lakshmi was born on Sharad Purnima.
4) In Odisha, Sharad Purnima is marked as Kumar Purnima and celebrated as Lord Kartikey's birthday.
The Scientific Aspects Of Sharad Purnima
There are many theories and researches that have stated that the moon has tremendous effects on human bodies. The day of Sharad Purnima is given so much importance is because on this day the moon is closest to the Earth. It sprinkles the elixir of life upon people through its rays. It is said that the rays of the moon on this day have certain healing properties and vibrations.
The Ritual Of Kheer
You might have seen your mother keeping Kheer in the moonlight on this day. During the hot days of October, Pitta dosh increases in the human body. The problems like acidity are very normal. Therefore, Kheer is consumed as it is an amazing cure for ‘pitta'.
Milk, over a period of time, spurs lactic acid, which in turn, helps in the creation of useful bacteria. The rays of the moon intensify this property of the milk, making it more potent. Furthermore, kheer has rice in it which contains starch, providing multiple health benefits. It reduces soreness, enhances gut health, and boosts overall well-being. And as said, the moon on Sharad Purnima, has healing rays, so Kheer is kept outside in the moon rays.
Meditation on Sharad Purnima is the best to cleanse your aura. To enhances your creativity, boost your energies, and to manifest, moon meditation is the best. If you have ever noticed, you might feel a lot of mood swings, a few days before Purnima.
So now, you might have got an idea about how much benefit this meditation will give you. But again let me sum-up the benefits - New moon is equal to a new beginning, Cleaning your negative energy, Controlling emotions, Heals your body, Increases focus, Charging your stones, and much more.
I would suggest meditation, but if you don't want then at least, sit or go for a walk-in open where the moon rays can reach you directly on this auspicious day.
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