Purnima or Pournami (Sanskrit: पूर्णिमा) is the word for the full moon in Sanskrit. Purnima means ‘night or day of Full Moon. It is the time when the Moon is fully illuminated. Purnima comes on the 15th tithi of the bright half (Shukla paksha or waxing phase) of the lunar fortnight. The end of Purnima tithi marks the beginning of 15 days of the Krishna paksha (waning) phase of the Moon. This page lists actual Purnima dates or Pournami days on Hindu Lunar Calendar for 2023.
Purnima has a special place in many religions, especially Hinduism. The Hindu lunar calendar emphasizes the lunar cycle, and Purnima is considered very auspicious and is especially good for worship and observing religious vows. There are normally 12 Purnima days a year, each of which has its significance. Purnima is a spiritual day set aside for fasting and worship.
It is said that a full moon brings new beginnings and new happiness to your life.
Also, every 3rd year we have an additional one month of full moon cycle called Adhika Purnima coming in 2023.
Purnima Rituals And Significance
Purnima is marked as an auspicious day in the Hindu calendar because it is said to be the rebirth of mind, body, and soul. Besides, it is said that doing pooja, havan, and fasting on Purnima can bring wealth and happiness into the family environment as the day has a higher gravitational pull from both sun and the moon.
People believe that fasting on Purnima improves digestion and health. So, if you are looking for a small Lord Vishnu or Ganeshji puja at your home on Purnima, SmartPuja can help you with hassle-free bookings. We offer Purnima Puja Service in many different languages, including- Hindi, Tamil, Marathi, Telugu, Malayalam, Gujarati, Marwadi, Kannad, and Bengali.
Along with a diverse set of languages, devotees can book pandit online in Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, Delhi, Pune, Kolkata, and Ahmedabad.
Pujas That Can Be Performed On Purnima
- Satyanarayan Puja
- Ganesh Puja
- Maha Ganpati Homa,
- Gauri Puja,
- Tulsi Vivah,
- Dhanvantari Homa,
- Pavamana Homa and many others.
Purnima 2023 Dates
Upcoming Purnima 2023 dates are:
|Shravana Purnima/August Purnima 2023||Date|
|Pausha Purnima||6th January 2023 (Friday)|
|Magha Purnima||5th February 2023 (Sunday)|
|Phalguna Purnima||7th March 2023 (Tuesday)|
|Chaitra Purnima||5th April 2023 (Wednesday)|
|Buddha / Vaishakha Purnima||5th May 2023 (Friday)|
|Jyeshtha Purnima||4th June 2023 (Sunday)|
|Guru / Ashadha Purnima||3rd July 2023 (Monday)|
|Adhika Purnima||1st August 2023 (Tuesday)|
|Shravana Purnima||30th August 2023 (Wednesday)|
|Bhadrapada Purnima||29th September 2023 (Friday)|
|Ashwin Purnima||28th October 2023 (Saturday)|
|Kartika Purnima||27th November 2023 (Monday)|
|Margashirsha Purnima||26th December 2023 (Tuesday)|
Importance of Purnima
- In the Hindu calendar, Purnima is of great significance. Therefore, over the twelve months, Purnima coincides with twelve special occasions and festivals.
- On a full-moon day, the moon is in its full glory and symbolizes the removal of darkness.
- Special Puja like the Satyanarayan Puja is conducted on this day.
- According to Hindu mythology, several of the Gods were born on this day.
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FAQs Related To Purnima
It is believed that fasting on Purnima helps overcome health and digestion disorders. Besides, devotees say that people who fast on Purnima will be given blessings of wealth and prosperity from Lord Vishnu, Ganesha, and Shiv Ji.
Yes, Purnima is an auspicious day to start something new or to buy new things. If you want a havan in your home, you can contact SmartPuja at 080-61160400 and book your pandit Ji who will come and perform puja/havan as per your wish.
Guru Purnima 2023 will come on 3rd July, but the date might vary later according to the moon’s cycle.