Purnima is the word used for the full moon in Sanskrit and it is the day in which full moon occurs. There are numerous ways of spelling Purnima/Poornima/Pournima and it is also called as Purnamasi. While Purnima Vrat has auspicious and important significance in Hindu culture. Moon has its full brightness on that day and in this day people country worship Lord Vishnu and his avatars. Here we offer a quick guide to the occasion – Purnima/Full Moon.

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Upcoming Poornima Vrat Dates 2019

December 11, 2019, Wednesday
Margashirsha, Shukla Purnima
Begins – 10:59 AM, Dec 11year guide
Ends – 10:42 AM, Dec 12

December 12, 2019, Thursday
Margashirsha, Shukla Purnima
Begins – 10:59 AM, Dec 11
Ends – 10:42 AM, Dec 12

 What is Purnima?

The Sanskrit word “Purnima” or “Poornima” refers to  “full moon”. This day also marks the division between Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha. The bright full moon in the sky symbolizes the elimination of darkness and dullness with a blaze of wisdom. Hence, it is considered very auspicious.

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Significance and Importance of Purnima Vrat

 The significance of Purnima/Poornima can be judged by the fact that several renowned Hindu festivals fall on this day. Moreover, Hindu devotees fast and offer prayers to Lord Vishnu on this auspicious day. The rituals and ceremonies of this day signify birth or creation. As on the full moon day, the moon completes its one cycle around the earth, in Hinduism, it symbolizes the end of an event in an individual’s life and restarting the new chapters, new life.

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What is Purnima Vrat?

Purnima Vrat refers to the “fasting”. Many devotees fast for this auspicious occasion either on Purnima day or a day before i.e. on Chaturdashi which depends on the starting time of Purnima Tithi. Generally, the fasting starts from sunrise and ends ar the rise of the full Moon.

– To conduct Purnima Vrat, the devotees must take bath before sunrise.jupiter transit 2019

– From sunrise till the rise of full moon food or water is not consumed

– Those who are unable to conduct such fasting can consume fruits and milk, once. However, cereals, pulses, and regular salt are not allowed.

– The fast can be ended by offering prayers to the full moon.

– There is no special puja or diet for this fast.

 

Different types of Purnima Vrat or Fullmoon and how they are celebrated in India:

  • Kartik Poornima also called Tripura Purnima and celebrated as Dev Deepavali i.e. after 15 days of Diwali.
  • Shravan Poornima has multiple significance. Mostly recognized as a day of the Raksha Bandhan festival, it is also celebrated as Kajri Purnima and Nariyal Purnima, while the south brahmin community celebrates Avani Avittam on this day.
  • Vat Purnima is celebrated by married women as they fast for their husbands on this day. It is mostly celebrated in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka and some regions of eastern Uttar Pradesh.
  • Guru Purnima is celebrated in the honour of Sage Vyas, author of Mahabharata, as he is one of the greatest gurus of all time. Hence, the day is celebrated on his birth tithi.
  • Sharad Purnimamarks the end of the monsoon and the beginning of the winter season. It is celebrated in various ways in different parts of the country. However, most commonly is celebrated with “Amrit Kheer” that is kept under the rays of the moon. It is believed that on this day, moon rays drip nectar that can energize and rejuvenate body and soul.
  • Buddha Poornima, the day of Gautam Buddha’s birth, enlightenment, and demise.
  • Phalgun Purnima is celebrated as Holi in most parts of the country.
  • Datta Jayanti is celebrated as the birthday of God Dattātreya- a combined form of Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesha.
  • Chaitra Purnima is celebrated as Hanuman Jayanti. However, Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated on different days in various parts of the country.
  • Shakambhari Purnima occurs in paush month and is the concluding day of Shakambhari Navratri.
  • Madhu Purnimais a honey-offering Buddhist festival.

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Poornima Vrat Dates 2020

January 10, 2020, Friday Pausha, Shukla Purnima Begins – 02:34, Jan 10 Ends – 00:50, Jan 11
February 9, 2020, Sunday Magha, Shukla Purnima Begins – 16:01, Feb 08 Ends – 13:02, Feb 09
March 9, 2020, Monday Phalguna, Shukla Purnima Begins – 03:03, Mar 09 Ends – 23:17, Mar 09
April 7, 2020, Tuesday Chaitra, Shukla Purnima Begins – 12:01, Apr 07 Ends – 08:04, Apr 08
April 8, 2020, Wednesday Chaitra, Shukla Purnima Begins – 12:01, Apr 07 Ends – 08:04, Apr 08
May 7, 2020, Thursday Vaishakha, Shukla Purnima Begins – 19:44, May 06 Ends – 16:14, May 07
June 5, 2020, Friday Jyeshtha, Shukla Purnima Begins – 03:15, Jun 05 Ends – 00:41, Jun 06
July 4, 2020, Saturday Ashadha, Shukla Purnima Begins – 11:33, Jul 04 Ends – 10:13, Jul 05
July 5, 2020, Sunday Ashadha, Shukla Purnima Begins – 11:33, Jul 04 Ends – 10:13, Jul 05
August 3, 2020, Monday Shravana, Shukla Purnima Begins – 21:28, Aug 02 Ends – 21:28, Aug 03
September 1, 2020, Tuesday Bhadrapada, Shukla Purnima Begins – 09:38, Sep 01 Ends – 10:51, Sep 02
September 2, 2020, Wednesday Bhadrapada, Shukla Purnima Begins – 09:38, Sep 01 Ends – 10:51, Sep 02
October 1, 2020, Thursday Ashwina Shukla Adhika Purnima Begins – 00:25, Oct 01 Ends – 02:34, Oct 02
October 31, 2020, Saturday Ashwina, Shukla Purnima Begins – 17:45, Oct 30 Ends – 20:18, Oct 31
November 29, 2020, Sunday Kartika, Shukla Purnima Begins – 12:47, Nov 29 Ends – 14:59, Nov 30
November 30, 2020, Monday Kartika, Shukla Purnima Begins – 12:47, Nov 29 Ends – 14:59, Nov 30
December 29, 2020, Tuesday Margashirsha, Shukla Purnima Begins – 07:54, Dec 29 Ends – 08:57, Dec 30
December 30, 2020, Wednesday Margashirsha, Shukla Purnima Begins – 07:54, Dec 29 Ends – 08:57, Dec 30

While on the day of Purnima, the moon is at its full glory and full size of the moon create a highly pleasant landscape, we hope the same radiance is spread in the lives of our readers!

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