Details of pornima


Purnima, the full moon day is in all its beauty, is a sight which takes away one’s breath. Purnima (the full moon day) not only affect the water bodies, it also affects the soul and minds of human beings. According to Hindu calendar, every month purnima occurs and each Purnima has a particular importance.  Hindu considers purnima or the full moon day as the auspicious day and many people keep fast during this day. During Purnima days, people worship Lord Vishnu.

Purnima fasting

Fasting on Purnima day is believed to be a sacred act. The stages of fasting differ from person to person. The duration of fasting starts from sunrise to full moon sighting. During fasting, mostly people consume fruits and milk but few people even avoid water. Food items such as Sabudana and nuts are also consumed along with milk and fruits. Rice, pulses, cereal and grains are restricted to consumed. On this day, Lord Vishnu is worshipped. On this auspicious day, Satyanarayan Puja is performed on this day and this puja is commonly followed in South Indian states like Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. After doing such pujas, people break their fast by seeing the moon and in last have Prasad of puja.

Scientific reason behind Purnima fasting

Fasting or to take light meal of milk and fruits on the day of Purnima will give positive effects in the humans. Research shows that it assists in balancing the metabolism of human’s body, increases the endurance, controls the body’s acidic content, and finally cleanses the whole digestive system. By performing fasting, mind and soul of body are relaxed. And then, prayers assist an individual in smoothing the thought process and also assist in making them prominent and clearer.


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2015 Purnima dates time table

 05        January            (Monday)        Paush Purnima

03        February          (Tuesday)        Magha Purnima

05        March             (Thursday)       Phalguna Purnima

04        April                 (Saturday)        Chaitra Purnima

04        May                  (Monday)       Vaishakha Purnima

02        June                  (Tuesday)       Jyeshtha Purnima

02        July                   (Thursday)      Ashadha Purnima

31        July                   (Friday)           Ashadha Purnima

29        August             (Saturday)       Shravana Purnima

28        September      (Monday)        Bhadrapada Purnima

27        October           (Tuesday)        Ashwin Purnima

25        November       (Wednesday)   Kartik Purnima

25        December       (Friday)            Margashirsha Purnima

In 2015 Importance of Each Purnima

In 2015, Paush Purnima: According to Hindu calendar, during the Magha month Paush Purnima is celebrated. The specialty of Paush Purnima day is to take a bath in any holy water. In some states of India, Shakambari Purnima is celebrated as Paush Purnima.

In 2015, Magha Purnima: according to Hindu calendar, Magha Purnima is celebrated in the Magh month. The specialty of day of Magh Purnima is the concurrence of moon with the Nakshatra of Magha. Goddess Parvati and God Brishaspati are worshipped on this day of Magha Purnima.

In 2015, Phalguna Purnima: in the month of Phalguna, this Purnima occurs as per Hindu Calender. Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Krishna are worshipped on this day. On this auspicious day of Phalguna Purnima is celebrated as the day of Goddess Laxmi’s appearance.

In 2015, Chaitra Purnima: As per Hindu calendar, Chaitra Purnima occurs in the Chaitra month. On this day, Hauman jayanti is celebrated. In some states of India, people worship Lord Chitra Gupt. Therefore, according to legends, scribe of Lord Yama was a Chitra Gupt. He was maintaining the record of life of all individuals, their good deeds and sins were kept by him. So, on this day, people find it auspicious to take bath in any holy river.

In 2015, Vaishakha Purnima: as per Hindu calendar, this purnima occurs in Visaka month. The day of Vaishakh Purnima is also enjoyed as Budha Purnima which signifies the day when Buddha reaches to enlightenment.

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In 2015, Jyaishta Purnima: this purnima occurs in Jyaistha month. In Orissa, this Purnima is celebrated with grand level in the Temple of Puri Jagannath. Therefore, this Purnima is also known as Jagannath Purnima or Snan Purnima.

In 2015, Ashadha Purnima: in the month of Ashada, Ashadaha Purnima occurs. This purnima is also famous as Guru Purnima. Therefore, this auspicious day is dedicated to our teachers and Gods to say thanks to all.

In 2015, Shravan Purnima: this Purnima occurs in the sharavan month. In Hindu community, this Purnima plays an important role. As per Hindu calendar, the month of Sharavan is considered as the holiest month. Thus, Sharavan Purnima is also called as Hayagriva Jayanti, Narali Purnima and so on.


In 2015, Bhadrapada Purnima: this purnima occurs in Bhadra month which is called as Purattasi as per Tamil calendar.  The specialty of this day is creation of Yoga with Nakshatra of Bradapadha, which is considered as auspicious. Lord Satyanarayana is worshiped on this auspicious day.

In 2015, Ashwin Purnima: this purnima occurs in Ashwin month. This Purnima is also known with other names such as Kaumudi  or Kojagiri Purnima. Goddess Laxmi is worshipped on this day of Ashwin Purnima.

In 2015, Kartik Purnima: this Purnima occurs in Karthika month. Kartik Purnima is also known by some other names and they are Tripuri Purnima or Deva Deepavali. According to scriptures, this day indicates the defeat of Tripura demon by the Lord Shiva. On this day of Kartik purnima the main deity Lord Karthikeya is worshipped along with God Vishnu and God Shiva.

In 2015, Margashirsha Purnima: Margashirsha Purnima occurs in Margashirsha month. According to the beliefs of people, working selflessly and sacrificing something for others, on this auspicious day will give you lot of blessings and more than 32 times blessings in comparison to any other. Therefore, this Purnima is also known as Battesi purnima. On this day, Lord Krishna is worshipped.

Performing the Havan of Mrityunjaya

Performing Maha Mrityujaya Havan is another main activity which many people follow on the full moon day or Purnima day. Puja begins with the formation of Havan Kund, and then in this Kund, the firewood is placed and also the ghee is smeared on it. Then, firewood is lit and chanting of mantras is started. At the same time Mantra of Maha Mrityunjaya is also started with the purpose to invoke other deities along with Lord Vishnu.

Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra

Om Tryambakam Yajamahe |
Sugandhim Pushti-Vardhanam ||
Urva Rukamiva Bandhanan |
Mrityur Moksheeya Maamritat ||

Puja ends with the help of “Om Swahaa” words which is chanting 108 times.

Purnima is an auspicious day to get power. The power of this Purnima day is so strong that it can’t be expressed in the words.

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Category: Festival 2015

Created: Wednesday, March 11 2015
Author: Lokesh Jagirdar

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