Sharad Poornima date based on Hindu calendar and panchang. This festival is observed on the full moon day in the Hindu month of Ashwin (September – October). Sharad Purnima 2015 date is October 26 as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar – India Standard Time. The popular belief is that Sri Krishna, Radha and Gopis of Vrindavan performed Ras Lila on the day.
There is also a close connection between the moon and the Sharad Purnima day – the moon is believed to be close to the earth on the day and it is believed that moon’s rays contain nourishing elements. People believe that as the moon is nearest to the earth on the day and as moon’s rays has several curative properties it will be helpful to human beings. So people spend the evening under moonlight.
The day is observed as Kaumudi Puja – Koumdui Utsav and as Navanna Purnima.
Significance of Sharad Poornima
Sharad Poornima or Sharath Purnima is the full moon day in the month of October and is closely associated with Lord Krishna and Radha and Gopis. According to Srimad Bhagvad Purana, the famous Raas Lila of Lord Krishna with Radha and Gopis took place on the night of Sharad Poornima. In 2015, date of Sharad Poornima is October 26.
It is also said that the moon is close to the earth on the day and due to this the rays of the moon has several curative properties.
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