Purnima (Hindi:पूर्णिमा/पूर्णचंद्र, Telugu:పూర్ణిమ/పౌర్ణమి, Malayalam:പൗർണമി/പൂർണ്ണചന്ദ്രൻ, Tamil:பூர்ணிமா/முழு நிலவு) also spelled Poornima 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 paksh or waxing phase) of the lunar fortnight. The end of Purnima tithi marks the begining of 15 days of Krishna paksha (waning) phase of the Moon.

Next Purnima is on June 14, Tuesday

Purnima tithi timing - Jun 13, 9:03 pm to Jun 14, 5:21 pm

Purnima in June, 2022 is Jyeshtha Purnima as it falls in the Hindu calendar month of Jyeshta. Vat Savitri Vrat or Vat Purnima is observed during this day. Kabir Jayanti and Deva snana purnima is also celebrated on this day.

Purnima is the time when the Moon is fully illuminated Image Source: Xinhua/Then Chih Wey/IANS

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There are normally 12 Purnima days a year and each of them has their own significance. For many Hindus, Purnima is a spiritual day set aside for fasting and worship. Next Purnima, ie., Full moon in June, 2022 is on June 14, Tuesday.

Festivals & Vrats on Purnima

Purnima vrat, Uma Maheshwar vrat, Satyanarayan Puja, Guru Purnima, Vat Purnima, Kartik Purnima, Holi Festival, Hanuman jayanthi, Dattatreya Jayanti, Raksha Bandhan, Buddha Purnima etc are associated with full moons of various hindu lunar months.

Purnima tithi timing on June 14, Tuesday

Purnima Tithi Start13 June, 2022 09:03 PM.
Purnima Tithi End14 June, 2022 05:21 PM.
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Purnima has a special place in many religions especially Hinduism. Hindu lunar calendar puts a lot of emphasis on the lunar cycle and Purnima is considered very auspicious and is especially good for worship and observing religious vows.

A Super Moon Image Source: Xinhua/Li Muzi

Pournami Days in a Year

So, how many Purnimas are there in a year? Typically there are 12 Full Moons in an English calendar. However, if there occurs a blue moon ie., when there are 2 full moons in one month, there can be up to 13 purnimas a year. During the past decade, year 2009, 2010, 2012, 2015 and 2018 witnessed Blue Moons. The next Blue Moon will occur in the month of October, 2020.

All Purnima dates in 2022 and Purnima Tithi End

Pausa Purnima
January 17th, Monday
Tithi Timing : Jan 17, 3:18 AM - Jan 18, 5:18 AM
Magha Purnima
February 16th, Wednesday
Tithi Timing : Feb 15, 9:43 PM - Feb 16, 10:26 PM
Phalguna Purnima
March 18th, Friday
Tithi Timing : Mar 17, 1:30 PM - Mar 18, 12:47 PM
Chaitra Purnima
April 16th, Saturday
Tithi Timing : Apr 16, 2:25 AM - Apr 17, 12:25 AM
Vaisakha Purnima
May 16th, Monday
Tithi Timing : May 15, 12:46 PM - May 16, 9:44 AM
Jyeshta Purnima
June 14th, Tuesday
Tithi Timing : Jun 13, 9:03 PM - Jun 14, 5:21 PM
Ashadha Purnima
July 13th, Wednesday
Tithi Timing : Jul 13, 4:01 AM - Jul 14, 12:07 AM
Sravana Purnima
August 12th, Friday
Tithi Timing : Aug 11, 10:38 AM - Aug 12, 7:05 AM
Bhadrapada Purnima
September 10th, Saturday
Tithi Timing : Sep 09, 6:08 PM - Sep 10, 3:29 PM
Ashvina Purnima
October 9th, Sunday
Tithi Timing : Oct 09, 3:42 AM - Oct 10, 2:24 AM
Kartika Purnima
November 8th, Tuesday
Tithi Timing : Nov 07, 4:16 PM - Nov 08, 4:32 PM
Agrahayana Purnima
December 8th, Thursday
Tithi Timing : Dec 07, 8:01 AM - Dec 08, 9:38 AM

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