The full moon day of Shravan, known as Shravan Purnima, is considered highly significant usually falls in the month of August. It marks the culmination of the Shravan month, which is considered sacred to Lord Shiva. 

Shravan Purnima also coincides with other festivals like Raksha Bandhan and Upakarma (day to change the sacred thread and renew your vows), which are celebrated on this day in different parts of India.


New York, USA – 30th Aug, 2023
Purnima Tithi Begins – 01:28 AM on Aug 30, 2023
Purnima Tithi Ends – 09:35 PM on Aug 30, 2023

London, UK – 30th Aug, 2023
Purnima Tithi Begins – 06:28 AM on Aug 30, 2023
Purnima Tithi Ends – 02:35 AM on Aug 31, 2023

New Delhi, India – 31st Aug, 2023
Purnima Tithi Begins – 10:58 AM on Aug 30, 2023
Purnima Tithi Ends – 07:05 AM on Aug 31, 2023

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Shravan Purnima Rituals

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  1. Offer Reverence to Ancestors:
    On this blessed day, honor your ancestors by donating in their name and offering prayers for their well-being. Share fond memories about them with your family and friends, fostering a sense of love and gratitude.
  2. Guided Meditation:
    Experience the serenity of the Full Moon with a guided meditation by Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. Allow the celestial energies to cleanse your mind and soul, bringing inner peace and tranquility.
  3. The Sacred Satyanarayana Puja:
    Perform the powerful Satyanarayana Puja and read the Satyanarayana Katha to invoke blessings and purification. This revered ritual is known to be one of the greatest remedies for Saturn, who governs the Purnima tithi (full moon).
  4. Chant the Hayagriva Mantra:
    Pay homage to Lord Vishnu in his Hayagriva incarnation by chanting the mantra – “Om Namo Bhagavate Hayagrivaya.” Experience divine wisdom and knowledge flowing into your life.
  5. Meditate on Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Vishnu:
    Contemplate the divine forms of Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Vishnu to attract happiness, wealth, and prosperity. Let their divine energies fill your heart with abundance and blessings. You can do so by listening to Vishnu Sahasranama and Sri Suktam.
  6. Offer Sacred Threads to Deities:
    Express your devotion by offering a sacred thread to Lord Shiva, Hanuman, or Lord Vishnu. This act of reverence strengthens your connection with the divine and invites their divine protection.
  7. Honor Lord Shiva:
    Shravan is a powerful month to honor Lord Shiva. Chant the mantra – Om Namah Shivaya 108 time and listen to Sri Rudram. You can also do a simple abhishekam for Lord Shiva.
  8. Raksha Bandhan:
    This popular festival celebrated on Shravan Purnima symbolizes the bond between brothers and sisters. Sisters tie a sacred thread called ‘Rakhi’ on their brothers’ wrists, praying for their well-being, while brothers offer gifts and promise protection.
  9. Upakarma:
    In some regions, particularly among the Brahmin community, the day is marked by changing the sacred thread called ‘Yajnopavita’. It is a ritual to signify spiritual growth and learning.

May the celestial grace of Shravan Purnima illuminate your path, bestowing happiness, abundance, and spiritual growth. Embrace the divine blessings and let this day be a memorable journey towards inner peace and fulfillment.

Jai Guru Dev