Celebrating Narali Purnima 2023: The Festival of Coconuts and Lord Varun

Narali Purnima, also known as Coconut Day, is an important Hindu festival dedicated to Lord Varun, the God of Oceans. This joyous celebration holds a special place in the hearts of the Fisher community residing in the western coastal regions of India. The festival falls on the auspicious Purnima, the full moon day, during the month of Shravana in the Hindu calendar. This year, mark your calendars for August 31.

The Significance of Narali Purnima

The term “Narali” signifies coconut, a fruit closely associated with coastal regions. “Purnima” denotes the full moon day. During Narali Purnima, followers observe fasting rituals and worship Lord Varun, revered as the ‘God of Water’. The belief is that Lord Varun provides protection to his devotees from the potential dangers linked with water bodies.

“Narali Purnima, also known as Coconut Day, is an important Hindu festival dedicated to Lord Varun, the God of Oceans.”

A unique tradition during this festival is the offering of coconuts to the sea. This gesture carries the belief that after Narali Purnima, the wind’s direction and strength shift favorably for fishing activities, enhancing the prospects of a successful catch. The festival bridges spiritual devotion with the livelihood of the coastal communities.

Celebratory Wishes for Narali Purnima

Extend your heartfelt wishes to your dear ones on the occasion of Narali Purnima:


  1. May the blessings of God Varun shower upon you, sweeping away all obstacles from your path. Wishing you a joyous Narali Purnima 2023!
  2. On this auspicious Narali Purnima, I beseech Lord Varun to bless you with success, honor, and dignity in abundance.
  3. Wishing you and your family a Happy Narali Purnima! May Lord Varun bestow upon you happiness, prosperity, and triumph.
  4. May Narali Purnima herald a positive transformation in your life. Let optimism and joy replace negativity and worries.
  5. Just as coastal life relies on coconuts, Narali Purnima thrives on conveying warm wishes to you. Happy Narali Purnima 2023!


  1. On this propitious day, may happiness envelop you, and may your dreams find their realization.
  2. May the blessings of God Varun rain down upon you, enabling you to conquer obstacles and reach your aspirations.
  3. May your life be blessed with all the goodness imaginable – health, wealth, and prosperity.
  4. As Narali Purnima arrives, may its vibrancy and joy illuminate your days throughout the year!
  5. Embrace the festive spirit of Narali Purnima! Wishing you and your family a joyful Narali Purnima 2023.

These wishes and messages capture the essence of Narali Purnima, spreading positivity and goodwill among friends and family.


Narali Purnima, the festival of coconuts and Lord Varun, brings together spiritual devotion and cultural practices. As devotees offer coconuts to the sea and seek the blessings of Lord Varun, they also honor the vital role of water bodies in their livelihoods. The celebration’s unique blend of faith and festivity fosters a sense of unity among coastal communities.

So, let the spirit of Narali Purnima illuminate your hearts and homes, and may the blessings of Lord Varun guide you towards a prosperous and harmonious life.

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