Bright and beautiful: Mumbai lit up on Kojagiri Purnima

People light lamps at Swami Gagangiri Maharaj Ashram in Malad, on the occasion of Kojagiri Purnima. Sharad Purnima or Kojagiri Purnima is celebrated on the full moon day of the Hindu lunar month of Ashvin, marking the end of the monsoon

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People light lamps at Swami Gagangiri Maharaj Ashram in Malad, on the occasion of Kojagiri Purnima. (Pramod Thakur/HT PHOTO)

People light lamps at Swami Gagangiri Maharaj Ashram in Malad, on the occasion of Kojagiri Purnima. (Pramod Thakur/HT PHOTO)

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Sharad Purnima or Kojagiri Purnima is celebrated on the full moon day of the Hindu lunar month of Ashvin, marking the end of the monsoon. (Pramod Thakur/HT PHOTO)

Sharad Purnima or Kojagiri Purnima is celebrated on the full moon day of the Hindu lunar month of Ashvin, marking the end of the monsoon. (Pramod Thakur/HT PHOTO)

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It is believed that Goddess Lakshmi moves around the Earth on this day, asking who is awake and showering blessings on them. (Pramod Thakur/HT PHOTO)

It is believed that Goddess Lakshmi moves around the Earth on this day, asking who is awake and showering blessings on them. (Pramod Thakur/HT PHOTO)

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Devotees stay up through the night on this day. (Aalok Soni/HT PHOTO)

Devotees stay up through the night on this day. (Aalok Soni/HT PHOTO)

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A woman participates in a celebration at Malad. (Pramod Thakur/HT PHOTO)

A woman participates in a celebration at Malad. (Pramod Thakur/HT PHOTO)

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A child seems to be learning from an elderly woman. (Aalok Soni/HT PHOTO)

A child seems to be learning from an elderly woman. (Aalok Soni/HT PHOTO)

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Various societies hold special functions on this day. (Aalok Soni/HT PHOTO)

Various societies hold special functions on this day. (Aalok Soni/HT PHOTO)

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The day is celebrated in different parts of the country. (Aalok Soni/HT PHOTO)

The day is celebrated in different parts of the country. (Aalok Soni/HT PHOTO)

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According to Hindu mythology, lights act as reminder for people to stay vigilant. (Pramod Thakur/HT PHOTO)

According to Hindu mythology, lights act as reminder for people to stay vigilant. (Pramod Thakur/HT PHOTO)

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It is celebrated as Sharad Poonam in Gujarat. (Pramod Thakur/HT PHOTO)

It is celebrated as Sharad Poonam in Gujarat. (Pramod Thakur/HT PHOTO)

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Goddess Lakshmi is believed to have been born on this day. (Aalok Soni/HT PHOTO)

Goddess Lakshmi is believed to have been born on this day. (Aalok Soni/HT PHOTO)

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