Eruvaka Purnima Festival of Andhra Pradesh
Name of Festival : Eruvaka Purnima Festival
Major Territory of Celebration
Eruvaka Purnima Festival is celebrated in South India, especially in Andhra Pradesh.
Time of celebration (Months)
Eruvaka Purnima Festival is celebrated in the month of Ashada (June – July)
Worship in Festival
In this Festival people worship the yoke
Eruvaka Purnima or Eruvaka Punnami is a special festival celebrated in many parts of South India, especially in Andhra Pradesh.Eruvaka Poornima is a special festival celebrated by farmers and agriculturists on the full moon day, in the month of Ashada. On this day Agriculturists or farmers worship the yoke, the plough and the bulls with turmeric and kumkum.
They broken the Coconuts in front of yokes and bulls. It is believed that even little showers happened on Mrigashira Karthe day, that year would be a wonderful year for farmers.
On this day people cook payasam, a small dish and enjoy it with their children and relatives.Other part of India some people worship the bullock. They wash the cattle, smear and decorate the hooves and horns with oil and a variety of colours and feed them with pulagam (rice, green gram dal and sesame cooked together). Little bells are also tied to their horns and necks and they are driven out into the open space to wander and run about. Some Children collect seeds a week in advance and sow them in the corners of the temple.
All the people are enjoy and colourfully decorated of this day.Eruvaka Purnima is also known as Krushi Purnima in other parts of India.