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Kajari Purnima – Importance of Kajili Poornima

Kajari Purnima, or Kajili Poornima, is observed on the Shravan Purnima day especially in Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and parts of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. Kajari Purnima 2024 date is August 19. The rituals associated with Kajari (or Kajri) begin on the ninth day after Shravan Amavasya and ends on Kajli Purnima day. It is a seven day ritual.

Kajari Purnima traces its roots to the agrarian economy of India and is observed on the Raksha Bandhan day.

Kajari Purnima rituals begin on the Shravan Shukla Paksha Navami – nine days after no moon day in Shravan month. Women bring fresh clay from the field and it is worshipped during the Kajali rituals.

Houses are thoroughly cleaned. Some people apply a fresh coat of cow dung on the puja area. A major highlight of the ritual is the fresh and intricately designed Rangoli patterns.

The Kajili Purnima rituals are observed by farmers for a good harvest and by couples for the welfare of their kids. Farmers offer special pujas and make Prasad and offer it Gods and then distribute it.

The puja and rituals end on the evening of Shravan Poornima day. The fresh clay that is worshipped during the 7-day ritual is ceremonially immersed in a water body. In some regions women observe a fast from sunrise to sunset and take only a single meal.