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Ashwin Purnima Vrat 2021

Saturday, 06 February 2021

Ashwin Purnima Vrat 2021

Date- Wednesday 20 October 2021

The Ashwin Purnima has its own significance. During the year only on the Ashwin Purnima the moon is of 16th kalas. This is the reason why the moon of this night is considered to be the purest and its rays are considered as amruth. This purnima of Shukla Paksha is also called Sharad Purnima. This Purnima falls in the month of Ashwin. In some parts of the country it is considered as komudi fast and in some places it is also known as the kojagar fast. On this day, something is prepared from the milk and is kept in direct rays of the moon light so that the rays of the moon can fall directly on the Kheer and make it Amruth. The theory which is equal to the Amruth is considered very blissful and beneficial.

Ashwin Purnima auspicious time

Purnima starts at-

19 October at 19:05:43

It Ends on-20 October until 20:28:57

Ashwin Purnima Puja rituals

On the day of Ashwin Purnima, many large programs are organized especially in the temples. Good and beneficial blessings can be obtained by following these steps.

Following these steps On Ashwin Puja-


Step 1- One should wake up before the sunrise and take solemn vows of the fast.

Step 2- One should take a bathe in a kund or  holy river.

Step 3- New clothes and jewellery should be put on the adorable deity.

Step 4- The Aaradhya deity should be worshipped with incense, lamps, naivedya, supari and the Dakshina should be offered.

Step 5- One must offer God with Kheer made from cow’s milk, ghee and sugar at midnight.

Step 6- After the moon rises, it should be worshipped and the kheer should be offered as the Naivedya.

Step 7- Put the kheer in the night in such a way that the moon rays fall on it all night.

Step 8- Distribute Kheer as Prasad in the morning to everyone in the family and it should be accepted as prasad.

Step 9- One must put wheat and water in a patra and put Roli and rice in another bowl or patra and while holding these things in hands and on the day of Ashwin Purnima one must recite and hear the katha of Ashwin Purnima.

Step 10- On this day, along with Shiv Parvati and Lord Kartikeya should be worshipped.

The significance of Ashwin Purnima


On the day of Ashwin Purnima the moon comes close to earth. During the Ashwin Purnima, the atmosphere is so clean and good. That is why it is considered very auspicious if the moon rise falls on the body on this day. The Holy Bath starts from Sharad Purnima and the fasting should also begin from this time. The women observe the fast especially for the children and worship god for their wishes. Goddess Lakshmi was incarnated on the day of Ashwin Purnima, therefore worship of Lakshmi Mata is important to attain wealth. If there is a Chandra dosh in the Kundli then it is considered that after having kheer as prasad all the dosh vanishes. 

The Katha of Ashwin Purnima


The story of two Sisters is prevalent on Ashwin Purnima. During the ancient times there were two sisters one of which used to observe the Ashwin Purnima fast with full dedication and rituals and the other sister broke her fast in the middle itself. Time passed by and both of them got married. When both the sisters used to give birth, the child of the eldest sister would take birth healthy but the child of the younger sister would die after being born. Many times this happened then at that time, a Maharishi asked the younger sister to observe the fast of Ashwin Purnima. Even after observing the fast the child was born dead. Then she tied it in a bundle of cloth and put it on a corner. When her elder sister came to visit her she asked her to sit on the same bundle. As soon as the elder sister touched that bundle the child came alive and started crying. This was due to her constant observance of the Ashwin Purnima fast.

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