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 2021: June 24 Thursday

Purnima tithi timing - Jun 24, 3:32 am to Jun 25, 12:09 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.

June 24, Thursday Purnima Vrat tithi and puja timings

Purnima Tithi TimingJune 24, 03:32 AM - June 25, 12:09 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 2021 and Purnima Tithi Timing

January 28th
Purnima Tithi Timing : Jan 28, 1:17 AM - Jan 29, 12:46 AM
February 27th
Purnima Tithi Timing : Feb 27, 12:00 AM - Feb 27, 1:47 PM
March 28th
Purnima Tithi Timing : Mar 28, 3:27 AM - Mar 29, 12:18 AM
April 26th
Purnima Tithi Timing : Apr 26, 12:44 PM - Apr 27, 9:01 AM
May 26th
Purnima Tithi Timing : May 26, 12:00 AM - May 26, 4:43 PM
June 24th
Purnima Tithi Timing : Jun 24, 3:32 AM - Jun 25, 12:09 AM
July 23rd
Purnima Tithi Timing : Jul 23, 10:43 AM - Jul 24, 8:06 AM
August 22nd
Purnima Tithi Timing : Aug 22, 12:00 AM - Aug 22, 5:31 PM
September 20th
Purnima Tithi Timing : Sep 20, 5:28 AM - Sep 21, 5:24 AM
October 20th
Purnima Tithi Timing : Oct 20, 12:00 AM - Oct 20, 8:26 PM
November 18th
Purnima Tithi Timing : Nov 18, 12:00 PM - Nov 19, 2:27 PM
December 18th
Purnima Tithi Timing : Dec 18, 7:24 AM - Dec 19, 10:05 AM

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