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.

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 August, 2019 is on August 15, Thursday.

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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 August 15, Thursday

Purnima Tithi Start14 August, 2019 03:45 PM.
Purnima Tithi End15 August, 2019 05:59 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.

Next Purnima Date in 2019 : August 15 Thursday

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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 2019 and Purnima Tithi End

Pausa Purnima
January 21st, Monday
Tithi Timing : Jan 20, 2:19 PM - Jan 21, 10:46 AM
Magha Purnima
February 19th, Tuesday
Tithi Timing : Feb 19, 1:11 AM - Feb 19, 9:23 PM
Phalguna Purnima
March 21st, Thursday
Tithi Timing : Mar 20, 10:45 AM - Mar 21, 7:12 AM
Chaitra Purnima
April 19th, Friday
Tithi Timing : Apr 18, 7:26 PM - Apr 19, 4:42 PM
Vaisakha Purnima
May 18th, Saturday
Tithi Timing : May 18, 4:10 AM - May 19, 2:41 AM
Jyeshta Purnima
June 17th, Monday
Tithi Timing : Jun 16, 2:02 PM - Jun 17, 2:00 PM
Ashadha Purnima
July 16th, Tuesday
Tithi Timing : Jul 16, 1:48 AM - Jul 17, 3:08 AM
Sravana Purnima
August 15th, Thursday
Tithi Timing : Aug 14, 3:45 PM - Aug 15, 5:59 PM
Bhadrapada Purnima
September 14th, Saturday
Tithi Timing : Sep 13, 7:35 AM - Sep 14, 10:02 AM
Ashvina Purnima
October 13th, Sunday
Tithi Timing : Oct 13, 12:36 AM - Oct 14, 2:37 AM
Kartika Purnima
November 12th, Tuesday
Tithi Timing : Nov 11, 6:01 PM - Nov 12, 7:04 PM
Agrahayana Purnima
December 12th, Thursday
Tithi Timing : Dec 11, 10:59 AM - Dec 12, 10:42 AM

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