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 2018 and 2019.
Purnima 2018 Dates :
- 02nd January 2018 (Tuesday) – Paush Purnima
- 31st January 2018 (Wednesday) – Magha Purnima
- 01st March 2018 (Thursday) – Phalguna Purnima
- 31st March 2018 (Saturday) – Chaitra Purnima
- 30th April 2018 (Monday) – Vaishakha Purnima
- 29th May 2018 (Tuesday) – Jyeshtha Purnima
- 28th June 2018 (Thursday) – Jyeshtha Purnima
- 27th July 2018 (Friday) – Ashadha Purnima
- 26th August 2018 (Sunday) – Shravana Purnima
- 25th September 2018 (Tuesday) – Bhadrapada Purnima
- 24th October 2018 (Wednesday) – Ashwin Purnima
- 23rd November 2018 (Friday) – Kartik Purnima
- 22nd December 2018 (Saturday) – Margashirsha Purnima
Purnima 2019 Dates :
- 21st January 2019 (Monday) – Paush Purnima
- 19th February 2019 (Tuesday) – Magha Purnima
- 21st March 2019 (Thursday) – Phalguna Purnima
- 19th April 2019 (Friday) – Chaitra Purnima
- 18th May 2019 (Saturday) – Vaishakha Purnima
- 17th June 2019 (Monday) – Jyeshtha Purnima
- 16th July 2019 (Tuesday) – Ashadha Purnima
- 15th August 2019 (Thursday) – Shravana Purnima
- 14th September 2019 (Saturday) – Bhadrapada Purnima
- 13th October 2019 (Sunday) – Ashwin Purnima
- 12th November 2019 (Tuesday) – Kartik Purnima
- 12th December 2019 (Thursday) – Margashirsha Purnima