Lunar Eclipse 2023: Purnima Tithi has special importance in Hinduism. There is a mythological belief that Goddess Lakshmi is pleased by fasting on Purnima Tithi every month. Among all Purnima fasts, Sharadiya Purnima Tithi is considered the best and on this day moon worship is performed along with Goddess Lakshmi. According to the Hindu calendar, Sharad Purnima this year will be observed on October 28 and the importance of this date has increased due to the lunar eclipse occurring at night on this day.
Astrologer Dr. Anish Vyas said that this Sharad Purnima, on Saturday 28th October, there is going to be an auspicious combination of Gajakesari Yoga, Budhaditya Yoga, Shasha Yoga, Sohoga Yoga and Siddhi Yoga. Many auspicious yogas are created during this eclipse on 28th October. Due to their influence, the evil effects of eclipse will be reduced. At that time Moon will also be in Aries and Jupiter is already present here. Thus Jupiter and Moon are conjunct in Aries creating Gajakesari Yoga. Sun, Mars and Mercury placed in Virgo will also have good aspects. Also, at the time of onset of eclipse, Siddha Yoga will also be formed and Saturn will also be placed in his Moolatrikona Rasi Kumbha Rasi forming Raja Yoga called Sha. Sun and Mercury are also forming Budhaditya Rajyoga in Virgo.
The astrologer said, after getting rid of the lunar eclipse, you can keep kheer under the open sky. To make kheer, add kusha to cow’s milk before sutak time starts. Then cover it. It will keep the milk pure during Sutak period. Later you can enjoy making kheer. During this time, the process of making kheer will be started after the eclipse is over. Then in the morning you can keep the nectar under the open sky for rain. The night of the autumn full moon is significant in many ways. Although it is considered the beginning of autumn, it is believed that on this night the moon is full of 16 industries and showers nectar in its moonlight. Full moon night is always very beautiful but autumn full moon night is said to be the most beautiful night.
Even the Puranas say that even the gods come to earth to admire its beauty. There is a religious belief that nectar rains from the sky on the night of Sharad Purnima. Kheer is made tonight and placed in the moonlight to capture the nectar flowing with the moonlight. For this reason, people make kheer and keep it in the moonlight all night, so that they can take a bath in the morning and eat it as prasad to get well.
The astrologer said there is a mythological belief that this milk contains nectar, which gives health and happiness. So to get wealth in the form of health, kheer should be made on the autumn full moon day and this kheer should be kept under the open sky at night. Apart from this, the method of night vigil on Sharad Purnima to gain financial wealth is also mentioned in the scriptures. This is why this night is also called the night of Kojagara. Ko-jagriti and kojagar mean who is awake.
It is said that Goddess Lakshmi emerged from the churning ocean on this night. Hence it is also called the birthday of Goddess Lakshmi. On the occasion of his birthday, Goddess Lakshmi came to visit the earth. So those who worship Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Vishnu on this night get endless blessings from the Goddess. Worshiping Lakshmi with cows on this night is considered very auspicious and fruitful. Those who wish for wealth, happiness and peace can organize worship of Lord Satyanarayan on this occasion.
This time on Sharad Purnima, Saturday 28th October, there is going to be an auspicious combination of Gajakesari Yoga, Budhaditya Yoga, Shasha Yoga, Sohoga Yoga and Siddhi Yoga. Besides, the last lunar eclipse of the year is also going to happen on this day. This lunar eclipse will also be seen in India. In this case, its sutak amal will be valid. We tell you that Sutak time starts 9 hours before lunar eclipse. 28th October Purnima Tithi starts at 4:18 AM. Purnima Tithi will end on 29th at 1:54 AM. Those who observe Sharad Purnima fast will only observe this fast on October 28.
The astrologer said, be careful this year during the autumn full moon. Because this time Sutak will be set at 4 pm on Sharad Purnima. In this case, making kheer will be prohibited till lunar eclipse. In this case, to make kheer, add kusha to cow’s milk before the sutak period begins. Then cover it. It will keep the milk pure during Sutak period. Later you can enjoy making kheer. During this time, the process of making kheer will be started after the eclipse is over. Then in the morning you can keep the nectar under the open sky for rain.
During the lunar eclipse
- Eclipse touches – 1:05 pm
- Eclipse at midnight 1:44 pm
- Eclipse Moksha at 2:24 PM
- Eclipse starts at 4:05 PM
Benefits of eating kheer on autumn full moon
The astrologer said that the moon is also important in Hinduism and the moonlight on the autumn full moon day brings peace in our lives. Moonlight is also considered beneficial for our health. So on this night kheer is made and kept under the sky. Later by consuming it we also get medicinal properties.
Benefits for respiratory patients
The astrologer said, according to experts in naturopathy and Ayurveda, the autumnal full moon begins after the end of the rainy season. On this day the moon is closest to the earth and has the greatest influence due to maximum light. At this time, if the moon’s rays fall on Kheer, it also affects him. Kheer kept in the moonlight all night keeps the body and mind cool. Calms the summer heat and increases the body’s ability to fight diseases. It cools the stomach. It benefits respiratory patients and improves eyesight.
The astrologer said that one should worship the beloved deity in the morning on the full moon day. After worshiping Lord Indra and Mahalakshmi, one should light a ghee lamp and worship it with its fragrance, flowers etc. Brahmins should be fed kheer and given danas and dakshines. This fast is specially observed to obtain Lakshmi. Wealth increases for those who wake up on this day. Food should be taken only after offering water to the moon at night. There is a procedure for donating kheer etc. in the temple. It is believed that nectar rains from moonlight on this day.
Benefits of Puja on Sharad Purnima
The astrologer said that on the night of Sharad Purnima, when the moonlight spreads around, worshiping Goddess Lakshmi will get financial benefits. Mother Lakshmi is very fond of betel nuts. Use betel nut in pooja. After pooja, betel nut tied with red thread and pooja with akshat, kumkum, flowers etc. and kept on tithi will never lack money. Offer kheer to Shiva on Sharad Purnima night. Keep kheer in the balcony on full moon night. After the indulgence take the prasad of that kheer. Even with this solution you will never face shortage of money. Light a four-sided lamp in front of Hanumanji on the night of Sharad Purnima. It will maintain happiness and peace in your home.
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