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 It is prohibited to look at the moon (Moonset: 9.44 pm). One who does Japa of the mantra 'Om Gam Ganapataye Namah', bathes Ganesha in water mixed with jaggery, and offers oblations of durva grass and vermillion removes his obstacles and increases his intellect.
New moon day falling on Monday (From sunrise to 1.00 am, 22ndAugust). Circumambulating a Tulsi plant 108 times on a new moon day falling on Monday removes poverty.
(This Vrata destroys all sins. By reading or hearing of its glory, one will obtain the fruit of having performed an Ashvamedha sacrifice.)
(Japa, meditation and virtuous deeds performed on this day give a hundred thousand fold more fruit than that obtained by doing the same on other days. -Padma Purana)
(Meritorious period from sunrise to 12.43 pm)


 Nariyali Purnima, Shravani Purnima, Raksha Bandhan. (The protective amulet worn on this day destroys all diseases and effects of evil doings. Wearing it once a year gives yearlong protection. -Bhavishya Purana), Partial lunar eclipse: Period of the eclipse visible on land 10.52 pm to 12.49 am 8th August.


Sanskrit Diwas