Narali Purnima hints the end of the monsoon season in Maharashtra. Narali Purnima falls on the full moon day of the Hindu calendar month of Shravan. People on this day, take a shower early in the morning and offer coconuts to the sea.
Narali Purnima – Brief About This Festival
The word 'Naral' stands for coconut and it is offered to the Sea on the full moon day. And this is why it is called Narali Purnima. This special festival is also known by other names such
Narali Purnima is also called coconut festival celebrated with a lot of happiness and enthusiasm. It is quite popular among the fishermen as well as a fishing community all across in Maharashtra on the full day of Shravan. No need to mention that Shravan is one of the four most auspicious months of Hindi Calendar. And that is why a full moon day or the Purnima is regarded even with more respect.
Significance Of Narali Purnima -
Narali Purnima is a festival associated with the weather. It is celebrated as the mark of the ending of the monsoon season. And that is why, fishermen especially do pooja on this day to the Sea—God, Varuna. People do dance and singing on this auspicious day. Moreover, people also cherish sweet coconut rice along with curry with family and friends.
Narali Purnima - Where It Is Celebrated
Narali Purnima is a prominent festival celebrated by Hindus on a large scale. Prominently, it is celebrated among the people of
What To Do On Narali Purnima –
What Rituals People Do-Follow On This Day –
Fishermen repair all the things that they use while to go in Sea such boat, fishing net, ships, etc. They repair it by paying respect to their job and Sea God. Moreover, they also buy a new boat or fishing net if having enough budgets. Boats are also decorated on this day. Traditional food is made on this day called Naraali Bhaat, Coconut Rice, Naralachi karanjis. The traditionally dressed men and women follow the rituals on this day. They carry coconuts with them and offer to the sea.