Purnima (Sanskrit: पूर्णिमा) (also called Poornima, Pournima) and also known as Full Moon Day is the day (tithi) which marks the division in each month between the two lunar fortnights (Paksha) namely the Shukla (“bright”) Paksha and the Krishna (“dark”) Paksha.
Purnima day is known for its spiritual importance and significance, and there are many hindu festivals observed on these days.
Some of these important festivals which fall on Poornima day are –
Vat Pournima (Jyeshta Poornima), Guru Poornima (Ashadh Poornima), Sharad Purnima or Kojaagari Purnima (Ashwin Poornima), Buddha Poornima (Vaisakha Poornima), Holi (Phalgun Poornima), Dattatreya Jayanthi (Margashira Poornima) Raksha Bandhan or Narali Purnima (Shravan Poornima) and Deva-Diwali (Kartik Poornima)
There are many Hindus who observe a fast on this day.
Please find below dates of Purnima in the calendar year 2014.
Purnima 2014 Dates :
16th January 2014 – Paush Purnima
14th February 2014 – Magha Purnima
16th March 2014 – Phalguna Purnima
15th April 2014 – Chaitra Purnima
14th May 2014 – Vaishakha Purnima
13th June 2014 – Jyaishta Purnima
12th July 2014 – Ashadha Purnima
10th August 2014 – Shravana Purnima
09th September 2014 – Bhadrapada Purnima
08th October 2014 – Ashwin Purnima
06th November 2014 – Kartik Purnima
06th December 2014 – Margashirsha Purnima