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Purnima 2021: The Day the Earth Illuminates without Lights!!!

Last Updated: 7/27/2020 1:54:06 PM

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According to Hindu Panchang, Purnima is the 15th tithi of the lunar month and the last date of Shuklapaksha when the moon is in its full bloom in the sky. It happens every month as per the hindu lunar calendar. It also acts as a bisecting element between the Krishna Paksha and Shukla Paksha of every month.

Poornima is considered to be the day that resonates expansion, it enhances the quality that lies within you. So, that is why this day has great significance in the day to day life and psyche of the indian people. That is why it is said to be filled with positive thoughts during this day and it is considered very auspicious to fast and offer prayers to different forms of Lord Vishnu in order to seek their divine blessings.

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It means that we start the day with pooja and meditation and by the time evening approaches, when the full Moon is at its peak, till then you are already in a positive and meditative state, so this state of you gets enhanced. You engineered your body in the right frame of mind with rituals which only got enhanced with full Moon at night. This is why there is importance of performing rituals and that is why every purnima is celebrated in the form of some kind of festival with great fervor and enthusiasm in india.

Below you can find the dates for Purnima 2021 and more details on the day, Pournami Vrat, and so on.

Purnima 2021 Vrat Dates

Every month, as per the lunar calendar when the Full Moon rises , devotees observe the Purnima fast. They pay their homage to Chandra Deva and express their feelings of bliss on being illuminated by the light of the Moon. Here is the complete list of Purnima 2020 Vrat Dates:

Purnima Vrat Date Day
Pausha Purnima 2021 28 January, 2021 Thursday
Magha Purnima 2021 27 February, 2021 Saturday
Phalguna Purnima 2021 28 March, 2021 Sunday
Chaitra Purnima 2021 April 26, 2021 Monday
Vaishakha Purnima 2021 May 26, 2021 Wednesday
Jyeshtha Purnima 2021 June 24 , 2021 Thursday
Ashadha Purnima 2021 July 24, 2021 Friday
Shravana Purnima 2021 August 22, 2021 Sunday
Bhadrapad Purnima 2021 September 20, 2021 Monday
Ashwin Purnima 2021 October 20, 2021 Wednesday
Kartika Purnima 2021 November 19, 2021 Friday
Margashirsha Purnima 2021 December 19, 2021 Sunday

This is a full list of all the Purnima 2021 dates. Keeping a fast on these Purnima 2021 (Full Moon 2021) dates is considered very auspicious. Let's learn more about the significance and importance of keeping the Purnima fasts.

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Purnima 2021: Importance of Keeping Purnima 2021 Fasts

Fasting on the purnima is considered very auspicious as it blesses with innumerable benefits and merits to the devotees. Most of the Poornima vrat are dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Mother goddess. The Purnima or Pournami as we pronounce it in some parts of India, has its own importance and its importance also increases by the fact that many major festivals fall on this day.

Many devotees offer a full day fast which begins early in the morning and ends up right after seeing the Moon at night. On the full Moon day 2021, people offer prayers to Lord Vishnu in his various forms and avatars in order to seek blessings and relief from him. As per Vedic scriptures, Moon plays a vital role as it governs the emotions and sentiments of the person and any change in the Moon leads to behavioral changes and mood swings.

It is believed that when one observes the Full Moon 2021 or Purnima 2021 fasts, it helps to lessen these changes or nullify them completely. Therefore, one should observe the Purnima fast and seek the blessings in the form of health, wealth and prosperity from the Full Moon.

Purnima 2021: Rituals for Performing Purnima Fasts

There are no hard and fast rules as such for commemorating the Purnima pooja, but there are certain things or rituals one must abide by during the Purnima 2021 fast which some people have been practicing for ages. So, here are certain rituals that one must do while performing the Purnima Puja or fast.

The rituals are as follows

  • On the day of the Purnima, the devotee rises up early in the morning and takes a holy dip in the sacred pond in his village or some sacred river like Ganges etc.before the Sunrise. If you cannot travel to the sacred rivers, one can take a bath on the day of Purnima 2021 by chanting the names of the sacred rivers while taking bath early morning before the Sunrise.


    The Mantra or the Stotra should be repeated while taking the bath.

    गंगे च यमुने चैव गोदावरी सरस्वती !! नर्मदे सिंधु कावेरि जल अस्मिन्न सन्निधिं कुरु!!

    gaṃge ca yamune caiva godāvarī sarasvatī !! narmade siṃdhu kāveri jala asminna sannidhiṃ kuru !!

  • One can worship Lord Shiva or Lord Vishnu as per the one’s devotion and interest. This is so because there is no special feature that needs to be followed for Purnima puja. Though, Purnima 2021 is the ideal day to perform Satya Narayan Puja at home.

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  • Though, it is ideal to fast throughout the day without eating anything, a devotee can eat one meal if he prefers. However, this meal should be free from any kind of cereal, pulses and salt.
  • The fasting starts at the sunrise and ends in the evening with the sighting of the Moon.
  • Some devotees prepare Prasad by mixing wheat flour and sugar and then roasting it, which is then distributed among the people present in Pooja along with the “Panchamrit” prepared by mixing five ingerdients in the form of milk, Gangaajal, honey, basil leaves and curd.
  • In the evening, devotees who have kept fast have a vision/take a look of the Full Moon rising, to which the devotee offers prayers and seeks the blessings of the Moon God for wealth, prosperity and happiness.
  • After completing the puja, one takes the Prasad and eats light food to complete the fast, remember food has to be completely salt free.

So, these are the simple rules for the upcoming Purnima 2021 vrat. Observe the fast and pray to Lord Vishnu on this day to attain health, wealth and prosperity.

As far as Vedic astrology is concerned, many astrologers have different point of view regarding the people born on the Full Moon day. Though, we all know Full moon day of every month is associated with the birthday or the incarnation of Gods or different religious figures, so unanimously it must be considered the best day. But, still we see some difference of opinion in point of view of some astrologers, though still many consider it as a very good day to take a birth.

So, let's find out different perspectives of astrologers and find out what they have in mind for you, if you are born on the day of Purnima.

  • People born on the day of the Purnima 2021 can be playful but as it is a full Moon day, the day of the heightened emotions, many astrologers consider them to be fickle minded, sensitive and emotional in their behaviour.
  • People born on the Full Moon day are very good listeners, communicators and even can be very good mediators as they can easily absorb others emotions. They are full of empathy.
  • The Moon is the governing planet for imagination, creativity and intuition, so it is believed that those born on the day of the Purnima 2021 will be full of intuition, insights and creativity, which will help them reach higher status and position in their lives.
  • The people born on full Moon day are more attractive and beautiful.
  • The people born on the Full Moon day always enjoy success, wealth and prosperity throughout their lives.
  • The people born on Purnima 2021 tend to work well with others as they are agreeable anThe people born on Purnima 2021 tend to work well with others as they are believed to be more agreeable and cooperative.

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So, these are the varied interpretations given by different astrologers for the people born in the Full Moon 2021 or Purnima 2021. However, many of these perspectives may not always hold true, the Purnima 2021 or Full Moon 2021 has it's own importance, as per the Vedic or Hindu beliefs and myths. So, on the day of Purnima 2021 or Full Moon 2021 pray to Goddess Lakshmi, Lord Vishnu for blessing you with health, wealth and prosperity. The below mentioned mantras should also be chanted during the Purnima 2021.

The Mantras are as follows-

  1. Maha Mrityunjay Mantra is considered very auspicious, so, chant this mantra during the Purnima 2021 to gain blessings from Lord Shiva.

MahaMrityunjay Mantra-

ॐ त्र्यम्बकम् यजामहे सुगन्धिम् पुष्टिवर्धनम् ।
उर्वारुकमिव बन्धनान् मृत्योर्मुक्षीय माम्रतात् ।।

Om tryambakam yajāmahe sugandhiṃ puṣṭi-vardhanam
Urvārukam Iva bandhanān mṛtyormukṣīya māmṛtāt

  1. Reciting the Mahamantra " -
“हरे कृष्ण हरे कृष्ण, कृष्ण कृष्ण हरे हरे
हरे राम हरे राम , राम राम हरे हरे !!

“hare kṛṣṇa hare kṛṣṇa, kṛṣṇa kṛṣṇa hare hare
hare rāma hare rāma , rāma rāma hare hare !!

Chanting this mantra on the day of Purnima is believed to help one get rid of or get relief from the suffering and miseries of all kinds and provides fulfillment to their desires.

  1. Reciting “Sri Suktam” in praise of Goddess Mahalakshmi will provide one with beneficial benefits and fulfillment of wishes.
  2. Among the Nine forms of Goddesses that we worship on Navratri, Among the nine forms of goddesses that we worship on Navratri, Goddess Mahagauri is considered to be associated with the Moon, so worshipping her on this day brings auspicious results.

Purnima 2021 : Significance of the Purnima Vrat 2021

As the Full Moon day is considered auspicious, let us now discuss the positive gains of performing Purnima 2021 Puja.

Purnima Vrat is also known as the Satyanarayan Vrat or Puja and it brings wealth, health and prosperity for the one who performs it with utmost devotion and sincerity.

The Purnima Vrat 2021 is not only confined to the Full Moon but can also be performed on special occasions and before important religious ceremonies. Many people perform this Puja or Purnima 2021 puja or Vrat katha before marriage, shifting to a new home or after accomplishing any major task.

Fasting on Purnima 2021 can have several positive developments on the body. as through fasting the mind and body tends to relax and when it is coupled with the offerings, prayers, it helps to rejuvenate and refresh the emotions and feelings, thus affecting positively the whole human system. It also bestows one with prosperity, wealth, health and abundance.

Let us now find in detail about the importance of celebration of Purnima 2021.

As we have also discussed earlier, the Purnima 2021 is related to different incarnations of Lord Vishnu and people celebrate them by offering the prayers and donations on this day. The day is considered auspicious for new beginnings and for auspicious happenings,

And it is not only confined to the Northern part of India, but it is also celebrated in South India with great fervor and enthusiasm. There it is celebrated in the form of Pournami Vratam in order to commemorate the Goddess Gayatri. The importance of the Purnima celebrations can be gauged by the fact that “Ashadha Purnima” 2021 which is also called as the “Guru Purnima” 2021 is not only celebrated with devotion in the traditional Vedic families, but also in Buddhist and Jainism cultures also.

There is one other significant point for Purnima, which is as the Moon completes its full cycle of the earth during the Purnima and reaches its original point, which gives a message that one has to let go of all the negativity and start afresh with the Purnima tithi. On this say one must perform penances and offer prayers to Lord Vishnu or Lord Shiva in order to gain health, wealth and prosperity. May god give us strength to fight our obstacles and protect us.

We hope that this article will benefit you and illuminate your life as the earth illuminates on the day of the Full Moon. Hope you have a very happy and prosperous 2021.

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