Kojagiri Purnima, or Kojagari Lakshmi Poornima, is observed on the full moon day in the month of Ashwin (September – October) and is an auspicious day dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi. Kojagiri Purnima 2016 date is October 15. The day is also known as Kojagari Lakshmi Puja.
Kojagari means ‘staying awake’ and there is a popular belief that Goddess Lakshmi visits homes to look who is awake and showers her blessings on them.
Kojagari Purnima is of great importance in Bengal, Orissa, Jharkhand and other parts of eastern
India and in Maharashtra. Special pujas and worship are offered to Goddess Lakshmi on the day.