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 2023: April 05 Wednesday

Purnima tithi timing - Apr 05, 9:19 am to Apr 06, 10:04 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.

April 05, Wednesday Purnima Vrat tithi and puja timings

Purnima Tithi TimingApril 05, 09:19 AM - April 06, 10:04 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 2023 and Purnima Tithi Timing

January 6th
Purnima Tithi Timing : Jan 06, 2:14 AM - Jan 07, 4:37 AM
February 5th
Purnima Tithi Timing : Feb 05, 12:00 AM - Feb 05, 11:58 PM
March 7th
Purnima Tithi Timing : Mar 07, 12:00 AM - Mar 07, 6:10 PM
April 5th
Purnima Tithi Timing : Apr 05, 9:19 AM - Apr 06, 10:04 AM
May 5th
Purnima Tithi Timing : May 05, 12:00 AM - May 05, 11:04 PM
June 3rd
Purnima Tithi Timing : Jun 03, 11:17 AM - Jun 04, 9:11 AM
July 3rd
Purnima Tithi Timing : Jul 03, 12:00 AM - Jul 03, 5:08 PM
August 1st
Purnima Tithi Timing : Aug 01, 3:52 AM - Aug 02, 12:01 AM
August 30th
Purnima Tithi Timing : Aug 30, 10:58 AM - Aug 31, 7:05 AM
September 29th
Purnima Tithi Timing : Sep 29, 12:00 AM - Sep 29, 3:27 PM
October 28th
Purnima Tithi Timing : Oct 28, 4:17 AM - Oct 29, 1:54 AM
November 27th
Purnima Tithi Timing : Nov 27, 12:00 AM - Nov 27, 2:46 PM
December 26th
Purnima Tithi Timing : Dec 26, 5:47 AM - Dec 27, 6:03 AM

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