Shravan Purnima 2023 Date

Shravana Purnima 2023 Date

Shravana month is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Shravana Purnima is considered to be one of the most sacred day when people worship and offer prayers to Lord Shiva on this day. Raksha Bandhan festival is also celebrated on the day of Shravana Purnima or Rakhi Purnima. 

Shravan Purnima is celebrated as Narali and Narayali Purnima in Maharashtra and Avani Avittam in South India, Kajari Poonam in Central India, Raksha Bandhan in North India and Pavitopana in Gujarat. 

Satyanarayan Vrat

Satyanarayan Puja and Vrat is also performed on Shravan Purnima day. On this day, people worship Lord Vishnu in the form of Lord Satyanarayan and seek blessings from the Lord. The devotees offer Panchamrit, and make prasad (roasted wheat flour mixed with sugar and put banana pieces into that), put Tulsi leaves in Panchamrit and in prasad also then offer it to Lord Satyanarayan.

Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan is the day to celebrate the bond of love and respect between brothers and sisters. Raksha Bandhan is also known as Rakhi festival which holds a great significance among Hindu community worldwide. All sisters tie a holy thread known as Rakhi around their brother's wrist and pray for their brother's well being and longevity while brothers take a vow to protect their sisters from evil forces.

Narali Purnima

The day is celebrated as Narali Purnima by Hindus in the western state of Maharashtra, especially around Mumbai and the Konkan Coast. It is held on the full moon day of the Hindu month of Shravan. People offer rice, flowers and coconuts to Varuna God, the god of sea and water as the people who are iving on the Western Ghats believe that their life is only based on sea and thus seek blessings of the deity. Fishermen decorate their boats and bring them near the shore of the sea. Fishermen offer prayers to the Deity Varuna by offering coconut.
Coconuts are offered to the deity as it is considered a symbol of Shiva because of the three eyes of the coconut and offering coconut to deity is the most popular way to seek blessings and show gratitude towards the deity.

Kajari Purnima

Kajari Purnima is celebrated in Central India especially in the states of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and some parts of Uttar Pradesh. The preparation starts from the ninth day of Shravan Amavasya i.e. Kajari Navami. Women brings soil from the field area and sow barley in the pot on the day of Kajari Navami. When it grows till kajari Purnima, all the women take out a procession with these barley on their heads and immerse in the pond or river. This fast is observed to pray for the longevity of son and other male members.


People worship Lord Shiva with great devotion and enthusiasm in Gujarat. Offering water to Lord Shiva on Shravan Purnima is considered very auspicious. As part of Pavitopana, cotton wicks are dipped in Panchgavya (cow's ghee, milk, curd etc.) and offered to Shiva.

Amarnath Yatra Ends

As per the Puranas, the holy Amarnath Yatra starts on Guru Purnima and concludes on the Purnima Tithi of Shravan month. ‘Kanwariyas’ also worship Lord Shiva on this holy day by offering Ganga Jal on Shivlingam and end their journeys on this day.

Shravan Purnima 2023 Date and Timings

Shravan Purnima 2023 Vrat Date - August 30, 2023, Wednesday

Shravana Purnima Begins - 10:58 AM, Aug 30
Shravana Purnima Ends - 07:05 AM, Aug 31

Shravana Purnima 2023 Date - August 31, 2023, Thursday

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