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 March 28, Sunday
Purnima tithi timing - Mar 28, 3:27 am to Mar 29, 12:18 am
Purnima in the month of March is Phalguna Purnima as it falls in the Hindu lunar calendar month of Phalguna. Phalgun purnima marks the end of Holashtak and the start of 2 day Holi festival. The eve of Holi or Holika Dahan is observed on this day.
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 March, 2021 is on March 28, Sunday.
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 March 28, Sunday
|Purnima Tithi Start||28 March, 2021 03:27 AM.|
|Purnima Tithi End||29 March, 2021 12:18 AM.|
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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.
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 2021 and Purnima Tithi End
January 28th, Thursday
|Tithi Timing : Jan 28, 1:17 AM - Jan 29, 12:46 AM|
February 27th, Saturday
|Tithi Timing : Feb 26, 3:50 PM - Feb 27, 1:47 PM|
March 28th, Sunday
|Tithi Timing : Mar 28, 3:27 AM - Mar 29, 12:18 AM|
April 27th, Tuesday
|Tithi Timing : Apr 26, 12:44 PM - Apr 27, 9:01 AM|
May 26th, Wednesday
|Tithi Timing : May 25, 8:30 PM - May 26, 4:43 PM|
June 24th, Thursday
|Tithi Timing : Jun 24, 3:32 AM - Jun 25, 12:09 AM|
July 24th, Saturday
|Tithi Timing : Jul 23, 10:43 AM - Jul 24, 8:06 AM|
August 22nd, Sunday
|Tithi Timing : Aug 21, 7:00 PM - Aug 22, 5:31 PM|
September 20th, Monday
|Tithi Timing : Sep 20, 5:28 AM - Sep 21, 5:24 AM|
October 20th, Wednesday
|Tithi Timing : Oct 19, 7:03 PM - Oct 20, 8:26 PM|
November 19th, Friday
|Tithi Timing : Nov 18, 12:00 PM - Nov 19, 2:27 PM|
December 19th, Sunday
|Tithi Timing : Dec 18, 7:24 AM - Dec 19, 10:05 AM|