Celebrated In: India
Celebrated By: (Hindu)
Sharad Purnima, also known as Kojaagari Purnima, is celebrated on a full moon day of the Hindu lunar month of Ashwin (September-October). It is also known as Kaumudi (moonlight) celebration, as on this day, the Moon showers amrit or elixir of life on earth through its rays.
The brightness of the full moon brings special joy and marks the changing season, the end of the monsoon. It was also on this night over 5,000 years ago that Lord Krishna and Radha Ji revealed the Supreme Divine bliss to innumerable Gopis in Vrindavan.
Sentiments of Sharad Purnima :
When faced with obstacles such as: success and failure, happiness and misery, honor and insult, the devotees should remain unflinching in their devotion to God. In this manner, they should remain vigilant at the gateway to God, not letting any mundane objects through.