Sharad Purnima is celebrated with great joy and excitement across India. This day is also considered as birthday of Goddess Laxmi in many parts of India and is believed that Goddess Laxmi comes to visit earth and bless all people, who are found awake for wealth and prosperity so,there is trend to avoid sleep at Sharad Purnima night. People try to engage themselves by playing various games and witness the moonlight by singing songs.

img2.jpgDifferent places in India have different rituals associated with the Sharad Purnima. In Maharashtra, the trend of honoring the eldest child is practiced on this day.

In Gujarat, the night of Sharad Purnima is celebrated by performing Garba and Raas (Dance forms).

Bengalis celebrate this festival with gaiety and fun and almost all families have their distinct celebrations for Sharad Purnima. In Orissa, Sharad purnima is mainly celebrated by females. Married women keep fast for well being and prosperity of their family while unmarried women observe fast for getting blessed with good looking and caring husbands. Along with this, many families worship Goddess Laxmi on this day and keep vigilant through out the night by playing chess and other indoor games.


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