On Saturday comes Sharad Purnima, a day recognized by the bright glow of the moon. In the belief that eating kheer, a delicious rice pudding imbued with the soft light of the moon, on Sharad Purnima brings good fortune from Goddess Lakshmi, followers celebrate this day. Tirupati-based astrologer Dr. Krishna Kumar Bhargava offers insights on the lucky moment to enjoy this beloved food.
According to reports, the sutak period starts at 2:52 PM today, and the lunar eclipse is scheduled to happen between 1:06 AM and 2:22 AM. After the lunar eclipse ends, it is recommended that the kheer be set out in the moonlight. Astrology determines the eclipse date by counting backward from one dawn to the next. As a result, the lunar eclipse’s importance started at dawn today and will last until sunrise the next day.
After the eclipse is over, you need to make the kheer using rice, milk, and sugar, and you need to make sure it is under the moon. After that, you may either consume the kheer right away or save it for the next morning.
Having Kheer on Sharad Purnima has many advantages:
Tradition has it that Goddess Lakshmi would be happy when the kheer is prepared and offered to her.
Because kheer’s components are connected to the moon, serving this dessert is said to correct astrological flaws.
On days of eclipse, the moon’s beams are said to have therapeutic qualities. These advantageous qualities are instilled into the kheer when these rays come into contact with it. It is said that eating this kheer would improve one’s health and encourage glowing skin.
It is said that consuming Sharad Purnima Kheer would soothe the body and mind and heal illnesses.
It is said to strengthen immunity to eat kheer cooked with a silver utensil touched by the moon’s rays.