Sharad Purnima 11/10/2011
Sharad Poornima, also known as Kojaagari Poornima, is celebrated on a full moon day of the Hindu lunar month of Ashwin (September-October).. The rainy season is over and the brightness of the full moon brings special joy. This is a traditional celebration of the moon and is also known as Kaumudi (moonlight) celebration Kaumudi meaning moonlight. , 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 Radhaji revealed the Supreme Divine bliss to innumerable Gopis in Vrindavan.
At night, goddess Lakshmi is worshiped and night vigil is observed. According to Puranic scriptures One who keep awake all this night worshiping Goddess Lakshmi ,will be surely blessed by the Goddess.
On this day Goddess Laxmi moves around the world at midnight, with boons and assurance of protection, resolving, ?Who is awake on earth? I will grant wealth to one who is awake worshiping me at this hour.?
This vrata is observed every year and it pleases Goddess Laxmi immensely. Propitiated with this fast, Goddess Laxmi grants one prosperity in this world and a supremely elevated state in the next.
The Wealth-Giving Kojagar Vratha
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once a king fell on evil days, and was in great financial straits, but then his queen observed this fast and night vigil, and worshiped the goddess of wealth, Laxmi. Consequently, they were blessed by the goddess and they regained their prosperity.
Sharad poonam from ashram.org
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