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Shravana Purnima significance importance details story

Shravan Purnima or Shravana Pournami, the Poornima day in Shravan month (July – August), is one of the most auspicious days as per Hinduism. Many auspicious pujas and rituals are observed during Sravana Purnima.

Shravan Pournami Pujas and rituals in South Indian States

During Sravana Purnima, Upakarma (auspicious occasion in Brahmin sects) is performed in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamilnadu and Kerala, in some parts of Orissa. In Tamilnadu and Kerala Upakarma ritual is known as Avani Avittam. In Andhra Pradesh, the ritual of changing scared thread (Jandhyam or Yagnopaveetham) is observed on Shravana Purnima, which is also known as Jandhyala Purnima or Jandyala Punnami. In Karnataka, this ritual is known as Upakarma.

Sravana Poornima Pujas and rituals in North Indian States

Narali Purnima or Nariyal Purnima is observed on Shravana Poornima day in Maharashtra. This day is known as Akshar Purnima in the state of Gujarat. Pavitropana, a special ritual, is performed on Shravana Purnima in some Western Indian regions. In Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Jharkhand and Bihar, the day is known as Kajri Purnima or Kajari Poornima.

On the day of Shravan Purnima, Saptarshis or the seven divine saints are worshipped. Arundhathi is also worshipped during Shravana Poornima. Shravan Pournami is also called as Shravani or Sravani festival.

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