Purnima or Poornima is a full moon day in the Hindu lunar calendar and it occurs in every Hindu month. It also marks the end of Hindu month in Purnimanta calendar system. Purnima is the symbol of fullness, abundance, and prosperity. It is also known as Pournami, Pournima, Puranmasi depending upon the place and the moon phases.
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Importance of Purnima
In Hindu calendar, every Purnima has some significance. Therefore, over the twelve months, Purnima marks twelve special occasions and festivals.
On full moon day, bright and full moon shine in the sky denoting the removal of darkness.
Special Pujas like Satyanarayan puja are conducted on this day.
Many Gods were born on this day.
List of Purnima Vrat Dates In 2018
|02 January (Tuesday)
||Paush Purnima, Shakambhari Purnima
|31 January (Wednesday)
|01 March (Thursday)
||Chhoti Holi, Holika Dahan, Phalguna Purnima, Vasanta Purnima
|31 March (Saturday)
||Chaitra Purnima, Hanuman Jayanti
|30 April (Monday)
||Buddha Purnima, Kurma Jayanti, Vaishakha Purnima
|29 May (Tuesday)
||Jyeshtha Purnima, Vat Purnima Vrat
|28 June (Thursday)
|| Jyeshtha Purnima, Vat Purnima Vrat
|27 July (Friday)
|| Ashadha Purnima, Guru Purnima, Vyasa Puja
|26 August (Sunday)
|| Gayatri Jayanti, Rakhi, Raksha Bandhan, Shravana Purnima
|25 September (Tuesday)
||Bhadrapada Purnima, Purnima Shraddha, Pitrupaksha Begin
|24 October (Wednesday)
||Ashwin Purnima, Kojagara Puja, Sharad Purnima
|23 November (Friday)
|| Kartika Purnima
|22 December (Saturday)
||Dattatreya Jayanti, Margashirsha Purnima