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 2017 and 2018.
Purnima 2017 Dates :
- 12th January 2017 (Thursday) – Paush Purnima
- 10th February 2017 (Friday) – Magha Purnima
- 12th March 2017 (Sunday) – Phalguna Purnima
- 11th April 2017 (Tuesday) – Chaitra Purnima
- 10th May 2017 (Wednesday) – Vaishakha Purnima
- 09th June 2017 (Friday) – Jyeshtha Purnima
- 09th July 2017 (Sunday) – Ashadha Purnima
- 07th August 2017 (Monday) – Shravana Purnima
- 06th September 2017 (Wednesday) – Bhadrapada Purnima
- 05th October 2017 (Thursday) – Ashwin Purnima
- 04th November 2017 (Saturday) – Kartik Purnima
- 03rd December 2017 (Sunday) – Margashirsha Purnima
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