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Purnima 2019: Full Moon Vrat Dates Calendar

Last Updated: 11/14/2018 5:09:00 PM

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According to the Hindu Calendar, Purnima is the day on which full Moon occurs. It marks the division between two Pakshas (lunar fortnights). Poornima occurs when the Sun, Moon, and the Earth are aligned in a straight line or at an angle of 180 degrees. Purnima is also known as Pournami in South Indian states and Poonam in Gujarat.

Purnima 2019 Dates

The dates and days of all the Purnima in 2019 are given below in the table along with their important description.

Purnima 2019 Dates

Date Day Purnima observed Fast observed Description
21 January 2019 Monday Paush Purnima Paush Purnima Vrat Paush Purnima marks the commencement of the one month long austerity period. Shakambari jayanti is also observed on Paush Purnima. Pushya Abhishek Yatra is also started on this day. It is believed that taking a bath in holy water is auspicious on this day.
19 February 2019 Tuesday Magha Purnima Magha Purnima Vrat Magha purnima is also known as Maghi purnima. It is an auspicious day on which good deeds done reap multifold benefits. Magha Purnima marks the end of the one month long period of austerity which begins with the Paush Purnima. Sant Ravidas Jayanti is also observed on the day of Magha Purnima.
21 March 2019 Thursday Phalguna Purnima Phalguna Purnima Vrat Phalguna Purnima is the last Purnima of the Hindu Calendar. It is also known as Vasant Purnima. It is a very auspicious day as it marks the birth anniversary of Goddess Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity. The great festival of Holi is also celebrated on the day of Phalguna Purnima.
19 April 2019 Friday Chaitra Purnima Chaitra Purnima Vrat Chaitra Purnima is the first Purnima or full moon day according to the Hindu Calendar. The birth anniversary of Lord Hanuman is celebrated on the day of Chaitra Purnima. It is different from Chitra Purnima that a different occasion celebrated in Tamil Nadu.
18 May 2019 Saturday Vaishakh Purnima Vaishakh Purnima Vrat Vaishakh Purnima is the second Purnima as per the Hindu Calendar. It is an auspicious day for Hindus as well as for Buddhists as it marks the birth anniversary of Prince Siddhartha, who came to be known as Gautam Buddha.
17 June 2019 Monday Jyeshtha Purnima Jyeshtha Purnima Vrat Jyeshtha Purnima is also known as Vat Purnima or Purnima Chavan. It celebrates the festival related to the sacred banyan tree. Vat Savitri is a 3 day long festival which is concluded on the Jyeshtha Purnima. During this festival, married women tie a thread around a Banyan tree and pray for the longevity and well-being of their husbands.
16 July 2019 Tuesday Ashadha Purnima Ashadha Purnima Vrat Ashadha Purnima is celebrated as Guru Purnima, a festival dedicated to glorify the mentors and teachers, who have served to be our guiding lights. It is believed that the importance of Guru in one's life is immense and it is on the day of Guru Purnima that a Guru is revered.
15 August 2019 Thursday Shravana Purnima Shravana Purnima Vrat Shravana Purnima, also known as Narali Purnima celebrates the sacred bond of love that a brother and sister share. It is on the day of Shravana Purnima that Raksha Bandhan is celebrated. The festival of Kajri Purnima is also celebrated on this day. The day is also known for carrying out Upnayan Sanskar. Shravana Purnima is regarded to be very propitious for getting rid of Chandra Dosha present in one's birth chart or horoscope.
14 September 2019 Saturday Bhadrapada Purnima Bhadrapada Purnima Vrat Bhadrapada Purnima is an important day in Hindu Calendar as it marks the beginning of the Pitru Paksha (Shraddha). According to the Narada Purana, the Uma-Maheshwar Vrat is also observed on Bhadrapada Purnima.
13 October 2019 Sunday Ashwini Purnima Ashwini Purnima Vrat Also known as Raas Purnima, it marks the only day when the Moon’s rays are regarded as the elixir (Amrit).
12 November 2019 Tuesday Kartika Purnima Kartika Purnima Vrat Kartik Purnima is also known as Tripuri Purnima as it commemorates the day on which Lord Shiva killed the demon Tripurasura. Kartik Purnima also marks the day on which Lord Vishnu incarnated in the form of Matsya.
12 December 2019 Thursday Margashirsha Purnima Margashirsha Purnima Vrat Margashirsha Purnima is also known as Battisi Purnima. It marks the day on which Lord Dattatreya was born and is celebrated as Dattatreya Jayanti or Datta Jayanti.

Significance of Purnima

Purnima is that Tithi of the Hindu Calendar which marks the end of the Shukla Paksha, also known as brighter fortnight or waxing phase of the Moon. Also, the next day after Purnima marks the beginning of the Krishna Paksha, also known as darker fortnight or waning phase of the Moon. Poornima occurs when all the light of the Sun is reflected by the Moon. It can occur simultaneously with the celestial phenomenon of Lunar Eclipses. Purnima causes high tides.

Purnima is considered to be a very auspicious day. It is regarded as a day during which energy is exceptionally high. The energy is positive and divine. Purnima is a sacred day that is generally chosen to commence new activities so as to reap positive results. The number of Purnima in a year is equal to the number of months in that year. Thus, each Hindu year has 12 Purnimas in it.

Purnima is an important day in the lives of Hindus People observe fasts on the Purnimas. Satyanarayan Puja is also performed on Purnima. Each Purnima has its own significance. Each and every Purnima that falls in the Hindu Calendar has something special to celebrate.

Know about Indian Festivals & Important Dates: Calendar 2019

Difference between Purnima and Amavasya

  • Purnima marks the full Moon day while Amavasya marks the No Moon day.
  • The whole Moon is visible to the naked eye on Purnima while no part of the Moon is visible on Amavasya.
  • Purnima marks the end of the Shukla Paksha, whereas Amavasya marks the end of the Krishna Paksha.
  • Purnima is considered to be an auspicious day to start new things while on the contrary, such things are avoided on Amavasya.

We hope that you have gained the knowledge about Purnima 2019. May your luck shine bright as the Moon on Purnima. Best wishes from AstroCAMP!

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