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Purnima 2017 Dates

Last Updated: 1/27/2017 12:56:11 PM

According to our Scriptures, Purnima is known to be the most auspicious day among Hindus. It is held in every month as per the Gregorian calendar. It also marks the division between Shukla and Krishna Paksha. Observing fasts on these days is meant to be very fruitful. Having a holy bath is also very beneficial. In this article see Purnima 2017 dates for the year 2017. Read on to know more…

Importance Of Purnima

Purnima is the day of welfare. Shukla Paksha ends on this Tithi and Krishna Paksha begins. Like every year, 2017 will also witness 12 Purnimas. As per beliefs, these 12 Purnimas mark twelve good occasions.Every Purnima (Full Moon) marks the arrival of one or the other festival. It is believed that people born on the day of Purnima are intelligent and wealthy.

Purnima : Purnima Yoga

On the day of Purnima, Jupiter and Moon share the same constellation and for this reason; thereby, increasing the auspiciousness of this day. According to beliefs, people born on Poornima Tithi should worship Chandra Deva, as he is the lord of this day. Below is the chart of fasting days of Purnima 2017.

Purnima 2017 Dates Table

Purnima Dates In 2017 Day Purnima
January 12, 2017 Thursday Paush Purnima
February 10, 2017 Friday Magha Purnima
March 12, 2017 Sunday Phalgun Purnima
April 11, 2017 Tuesday Chaitra Purnima
May 10, 2017 Wednesday Vaishakh Purnima
June 9, 2017 Friday Jyestha Purnima
July 9, 2017 Sunday Ashadha Purnima
August 7, 2017 Monday Shravan Purnima
September 6, 2017 Wednesday Bhadrapada Purnima
October 5, 2017 Thursday Ashwin Purnima
November 4, 2017 Saturday Kartik Purnima
December 3, 2017 Sunday Margashirsha Purnima

Most Widely Followed Purnima

Every month has a full Moon Day and every Purnima Tithi has its own importance. Let's take a look at the list of the most celebrated Poornima:

Paush Purnima : Also known as Shakambari Poornima, this day follows the rituals of taking dip in holy water body.

Magha Purnima : On this day, Moon coincides with the Nakshatra (constellation) Magha. It is believed that worshiping Maa Parvati and Lord Brihaspati on Magha Purnima, yields rewarding results.

Phalgun Purnima : Falling in the month of Phalgun, Phalgun Poornima is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Krishna .

Chaitra Purnima : Chaitra Purnima is devoted to Goddess Chitra Gupta. It is said that taking dip in holy river on Chaitra Purnima is highly fruitful.

Vaishakh Purnima : Vaishakh Purnima is also celebrated as Buddha Purnima. It is believed that on this day, Buddha gained knowledge and wisdom. The real celebration is observed at Bodh Gaya.

Jyestha Purnima : This Purnima is popularly known as Jagannath Purnima. The real celebrations of Jyestha Purnima are seen at the famous Jagannath Temple (Puri).

Ashadha Purnima : Ashadha Purnima is also known as Guru Purnima. It is celebrated in commemoration of Sage Ved Vyas. On this day, spiritual Gurus are worshiped by their followers.

Shravan Purnima : Shravan Purnima has significant meaning for the Hindu people. As per the beliefs, Shravan Poornima is counted among the holiest months mentioned in the Hindu calendar.

Bhadrapada Purnima : On this Purnima, Lord Satyanarayana is worshiped.

Ashwin Purnima : Also known as Kojagari Purnima, Ashwin Purnima is the harvest festival celebrated in the month of Ashwin. It is said that on this day, the Moon and the earth gets very close to each other. Goddess Lakshmi is the deity of this Purnima.

Kartik Purnima : Our legends say that on Kartik Purnima, Lord Shiva defeated the devil, Tripura.

Margashirsha Purnima : Margashirsha Purnima teaches us that we should help others without any selfish aim. This Poornima or Full Moon Day is also known by the name ‘Battesi Poornima’.

Purnima : Fasting During Purnima

People of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh conduct Satyanarayan Puja on this day to honor the deity. To please the lord, some devotees observe Purnima Vrat. Purnima fast begins from sunrise and lasts till the Moon is witnessed. Poornima fast can be observed in two ways:

Partial fast : The Purnima Vrat in which only fruits are consumed is known as Phalahari Vrat or partial fast. During this Purnima Vrat, devotees can consume milk, nuts, fruits and Sabudana (Sago).

Complete fast : The Purnima fast in which devotees refrain from taking even a single drop of water, is known as Nirjala fast or complete fast.

While observing Purnima Vrat, you should also avoid intake of rice, pulses, grains, and cereals.

Purnima : Tradition Of Preparing Kheer

Purnima is a very special day and the Moon of Purnima is considered to be calming, cooling and life-giving. According to beliefs, preparing Kheer (sweet rice porridge) on this day is very fruitful. After preparing it, it is kept under the Moonlight. Before next morning’s sunrise, it is consumed as Prasadam (sacred food). It is said that Moon rays or Moon light adds "Amrit" (immortal nectar) in it. Meditating on the Full Moon Day under the cool rays of moon is believed to be very fortunate.

Purnima : Scientific Beliefs About Purnima

According to the scientific beliefs, fasting or eating light food on the day of Purnima reduces the acidic content of the body. It controls the metabolic rate and regulates endurance, which helps in balancing the body and mind. Worshiping on Poornima subdues the emotions and helps in controlling the temper.

This was all about Purnima fast and dates of Purnima in 2017. On this pious day, gain good Karmas and let all the positivity enter your life. Hopefully, this article on Purnima 2017 will help you in the best way.

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