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.
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 Start||14 August, 2019 03:45 PM.|
|Purnima Tithi End||15 August, 2019 05:59 PM.|
|Place : Ujjain [ India ] See More|
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 ThursdayView All Dates in 2019
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
January 21st, Monday
|Tithi Timing : Jan 20, 2:19 PM - Jan 21, 10:46 AM|
February 19th, Tuesday
|Tithi Timing : Feb 19, 1:11 AM - Feb 19, 9:23 PM|
March 21st, Thursday
|Tithi Timing : Mar 20, 10:45 AM - Mar 21, 7:12 AM|
April 19th, Friday
|Tithi Timing : Apr 18, 7:26 PM - Apr 19, 4:42 PM|
May 18th, Saturday
|Tithi Timing : May 18, 4:10 AM - May 19, 2:41 AM|
June 17th, Monday
|Tithi Timing : Jun 16, 2:02 PM - Jun 17, 2:00 PM|
July 16th, Tuesday
|Tithi Timing : Jul 16, 1:48 AM - Jul 17, 3:08 AM|
August 15th, Thursday
|Tithi Timing : Aug 14, 3:45 PM - Aug 15, 5:59 PM|
September 14th, Saturday
|Tithi Timing : Sep 13, 7:35 AM - Sep 14, 10:02 AM|
October 13th, Sunday
|Tithi Timing : Oct 13, 12:36 AM - Oct 14, 2:37 AM|
November 12th, Tuesday
|Tithi Timing : Nov 11, 6:01 PM - Nov 12, 7:04 PM|
December 12th, Thursday
|Tithi Timing : Dec 11, 10:59 AM - Dec 12, 10:42 AM|