Shravana Purnima Significance, Rituals, and Fasting
The full moon day of the month of Shravan is considered a very auspicious and holy day. The importance of penance and charity has been told in the scriptures these days. The holy festival of Raksha Bandhan is celebrated on this day as the beginning of Shravan Shukla Purnima. Shravani Karma has special importance, on this day there is a ritual of worshiping Yagyopaveet and Upnayan Sanskar.
The Brahmin class forms a corporation for the purification of their deeds. In Hinduism, the full moon of the month of Shravan is considered a very holy and auspicious day. The importance of worshiping Lord Shiva is considered in the month of Sawan. There is a law to worship Lord Shiva every day in Shravan.
Lord Shiva is quickly pleased by this type of worship and fulfills all the wishes of his devotees. The full moon date of this month is considered to be the last day of this month: worshiping Shiva and performing Jalabhishek on this day gives the virtue of worshiping Shiva for the whole month.
Shravan Purnima Date
The fast of Shravan Purnima will be observed on Wednesday, 30 August 2023.
Shravan Purnima Start: 10:58 am on 30 August.
Shravan Purnima End: Shravan Purnima will end by 7:05 am on 31st August.
Significance of Shravan Purnima
Shravan Purnima has special significance. Taking a bath in any holy river on the day of Shravan Purnima is considered very auspicious. On this day ancestors are also offered. Shravan Purnima is considered a very auspicious day in Hindu culture. The various rituals performed on Shravan Purnima are of great importance. Upnayan and Yajnopavit are inaugurated on this day. Brahmins also perform purification rituals on this day. This date has also been considered the best for getting rid of Chandradosh. On the day of the Shravani festival, every person who believes in the ideal of the sacred thread shows the sacred thread by taking a pledge of purity of mind, words, and deeds. Godan is very important on this day. On this day the festival of Raksha Bandhan is celebrated in North India. This festival has many names in South India. Money and flowers are donated to beggars on the day of Shravan Purnima.
Shravan Purnima Puja
Like the full moon of the month of Shravan, the methods of worship also differ in different regions according to different deeds.
On the day of Shravan Purnima, the clothes are put on after taking a bath in a holy river in the morning. On this day, after bathing, it is considered auspicious to feed the cow, give flour to ants and fish and make donations.
After this, an idol or statue of Lord Satyanarayana is installed by sprinkling Ganges water on it.
After installing the idol, they are worshiped by wearing yellow clothes, yellow fruits, and garlands of yellow flowers. After this, the story of Lord Satyanarayan is read or heard.
After reading the story, Charanamrit, and Panjiri are offered, this prasad is eaten by oneself and recited among the people.
It is believed that if the fast of Shravan Purnima is observed according to the rules and regulations, then the mistake of not doing Vedic work for the whole year is also forgiven and the result of the fast of Shravan Purnima is the same as that of fasting for the whole year.
Shravan Purnima Story
According to legend, a king named Tungdhwaj ruled in a city. Once the king got tired of hunting in the forest and sat under a banyan tree. There he saw some people worshiping God. The king had stolen so much in his Lalkhand that he did not even recite the story of Lord Satyanarayana nor did he worship the Lord. The villagers came to him and offered him offerings out of respect. But the king was so proud that he left the Prasad uneaten. When the king reached his city, he saw that the king of another kingdom attacked his kingdom and destroyed everything. After this, he understood that all this is the reason for Lord Satyanarayan's anger. He reached the same place and asked the villagers for God's offerings. He was also getting a lot of goods, so he accepted the prasad after apologizing for his mistake. Satyanarayana forgave the king and restored everything as before. The king enjoyed the pleasure of kingship for a long time and after his death he attained heaven.
According to the scriptures, whoever fasts and listens to the story of Lord Satyanarayana in a personal way, all the pleasures of the world are attained and all his mantras are fulfilled. Goddess Lakshmi's blessings always remain on him. That person never remains poor nor does he face any kind of problem. The person who listens to the story of Lord Satyanarayan also gets Vaikunth Dham after birth. That's why every human being must recite the story of God so that the grace of Lord Satyanarayana is always received.
Shravan Purnima Vrat is observed across the country with different religious beliefs. Although all full moon dates are considered extremely auspicious, but the day of Shravan Purnima is very important as the holy pilgrimage to Amarnath begins on the auspicious day of Ashadha Purnima, and ends on Shravan Purnima. If you want to know more details about Shravan Purnima then you can take online astrology consultation.