Purnima Vrat or Pournami Vratam is a fasting observed during Purnima, i.e the full moon day that occurs in the first fortnight (Shukla Paksh) of hindu lunar month. The last day of the Shukla Paksh is the full moon day when the moon is at its brightest and this day is of great importance to Hindus.

Next Purnima Vrat date in 2020: September 01 Tuesday

Purnima tithi timing - Sep 01, 9:39 am to Sep 02, 10:52 am

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Purnima vrat is observed on all Full moon days

During Poornima, devotees observe vrats (or vratam), during the Purnima tithis. Devotees observe fasting either on the day of the Purnima or a day before the Purnima. The fast is broken after performing Poojas to their favorite Gods and after Prasadam is consumed.

September 01, Tuesday Purnima Vrat tithi and puja timings

Purnima Tithi TimingSeptember 01, 09:39 AM - September 02, 10:52 AM
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Significance and Benefits of Purnima Vrat

Purnima Vrat is considered sacred by Hindus as they believe it brings good fortune and health to those who strictly follow it. It is during this time that Poojas are performed especially to Lord Shiva and Vishnu. The Puja specific to Lord Vishnu is also known as Satya Narayan Puja. Although Satya Narayan Puja can be done on any day, performing it during Purnima is believed to bring blessings of Narayan, an avatar of Lord Vishnu upon everyone.

Observing the Purnima Vrat also brings in a lots of health benefits. During the full moon day, the Earth’s gravitational force is maximum and so it brings positive influence on the body and mind. It also has a healing effect on the gut system of the human body by reducing gastric problems and stabilizing metabolic processes.

How to observe Purnima Vrat - Rituals & Puja

The Purnima Vrat begins on Purnima day or on Chaturdashi(previous day of Purnima) depending upon the starting time of the Purnima thithi. Purnima Vrat will be observed on Chaturdashi only if the Purnima Tithi begins at the Madhyahna period of the previous day.

Devotees who observe the Purnima Vrat wake up and bath early in the morning. The fasting is observed from early sun rise till the moon rise on Purnima.

Devotees who strictly observe the Purnima Vrat usually fast by not eating or drinking anything, but for those who cannot be so strict, it is alright to eat one meal devoid of salt and pulses.

After the moon is sighted, devotees perform Puja to their favorite God and break the fast after consuming Prasads. Prasad(or Prasadam) are offerings made to Gods while performing the Puja and they are consumed after the puja when the prayers are offered.

All Purnima Vrat dates in 2020 and Purnima Tithi Timing

January 10th
Purnima Tithi Timing : Jan 10, 2:34 AM - Jan 11, 12:51 AM
February 9th
Purnima Tithi Timing : Feb 09, 12:00 AM - Feb 09, 1:03 PM
March 9th
Purnima Tithi Timing : Mar 09, 3:04 AM - Mar 09, 11:17 PM
April 7th
Purnima Tithi Timing : Apr 07, 12:01 PM - Apr 08, 8:04 AM
May 7th
Purnima Tithi Timing : May 07, 12:00 AM - May 07, 4:15 PM
June 5th
Purnima Tithi Timing : Jun 05, 3:16 AM - Jun 06, 12:42 AM
July 4th
Purnima Tithi Timing : Jul 04, 11:34 AM - Jul 05, 10:14 AM
August 3rd
Purnima Tithi Timing : Aug 03, 12:00 AM - Aug 03, 9:28 PM
September 1st
Purnima Tithi Timing : Sep 01, 9:39 AM - Sep 02, 10:52 AM
October 1st
Purnima Tithi Timing : Oct 01, 12:26 AM - Oct 02, 2:35 AM
October 31st
Purnima Tithi Timing : Oct 31, 12:00 AM - Oct 31, 8:19 PM
November 29th
Purnima Tithi Timing : Nov 29, 12:48 PM - Nov 30, 2:59 PM
December 29th
Purnima Tithi Timing : Dec 29, 7:54 AM - Dec 30, 8:58 AM

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