About Shravan Purnima
Shravan Purnima is one of the most auspicious days remembered for various important aspects. For example, the day has an unmistakable popularity for commemorating Raksha Bandhan. In the Hindu religion, many festivals constitute beautiful and diversified aspects of sacred rituals and religious formalities observed on the full moon day during Shravana month.
As of Shravan Purnima, it begins on the full moon day of Shravana month. Therefore, the day is highly popular for the auspiciousness of invoking divine lords and deities and offering them reverential regard.
Significance Of Shravan Purnima
The day of Shravan Purnima falls on the full moon in the month of Shravana. Due to the religious auspiciousness of the festival, it is enthusiastically celebrated by the staunch devotees who conduct various spiritual activities to offer reverential regard for the deities.
The significance of the day is also accentuated as it marks the advent of Raksha Bandhan, one of the most popular festivals in India. The immense significance of Shravan Purnima is also noticeable as it heralds various rituals to be followed on the day, including rituals like ‘Upnayan’ and ‘Yagyopaveet’. Another ritual called purification (Shudhikaran) is also observed on this day by Brahmins.
With so many events and rituals being followed on Shravan Purnima, no wonder why it is hailed in high-esteem and religious sanctity. Moreover, the day is observed to perform religious rituals and special worships offered to Lord Shiva.
Shravan Purnima: Main Attractions
- In Orissa, the festival of Shravan Purnima is known as Gamha Purnima.
- A festival known as Kajari Purnima is celebrated in various parts of North India to commemorate good harvests.
- The day also commemorates the celebration of Yajurveda Upakarma and Hayagriva Jayanti.
- The day marks the celebration of Avani Avittam by Brahmins in South India.
- Due to the auspiciousness of Shravan Purnima, religious activities like Jhulan Yatra and Amarnath Yatra are observed annually.
- Raksha Bandhan, India’s one of the most widely-celebrated festivals happens on Shravan Purnima.
- This is the day that also commemorates the birthday of Lord Balaram.
- Doing charities and donations are considered religiously good deeds on this day.
- Worshipping Lord Vishnu and Mata Lakshmi is considered a fortune-bringer for the devotees.
The day of Shravan Purnima is one of the most auspicious days in India known for its arrival of Raksha Bandhan and many other events. The religious significance of the day is quite immense, given worshipping of Lord Vishnu, and Mata Lakshmi, and conducting various religious rituals leading to one’s prosperity and salvation in life.
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