Purnima is a full moon day. Every month it occurs, and it is considered to be an auspicious day. Purnima represents prosperity, abundance, and fullness. So, our elders usually advise us to start any new things or buy any items on Purnima. Scientifically, the Moon’s location concerning the earth exerts a first magnetic pull on the planet on this Purnima day, and it results in a natural surge of upward movement in the body.
On this day, due to this reaction, the blood circulation in the brain increases, and it is believed that the inherent quality becomes more enhanced on this auspicious day. This is otherwise called as Pournami in South India. This day has a significant association with Lord Vishnu, and Satyanarayana Pooja is performed on this day. Fasting is also observed throughout the day.
Purnima Day and its Significances
This day encompasses lots of scientific and religious significance. Our Hindu mythology says many gods such as Subrahmanya, Sri Buddha and Lord Vishnu’s Matsyavatar incarnated or took birth on this auspicious day. The pujas done on the day is valued for great merits. Science ensures during the full moon day, the gravity effect will be at its peak, and it invokes positive effects such as reducing gastric issues, increasing stability in metabolism, and giving a balanced body-mind.
Purnima puja and fasting rules
- The devotee has to wake up early in the morning and should take a holy dip either in a sacred river or at home before sunrise.
- Lord Shiva or Lord Vishnu can be worshipped as per the devotee’s interest. As he pleases, he can perform the puja since there is no special puja meant. Purnima day is ideal for performing Satyanarayana puja at home.
- One can fast throughout the day without eating anything except water and milk. However, the devotee can take one time meal without salt, pulses
- The fasting should start at sunrise and culminate by seeing the moon
- After seeing the full moon in the evening, the devotee can offer his prayers; worship the Chandra (Moon). He can consume Prasad after his worship.
Purnima Vrat and its benefits
- Destroys negative thoughts in the mind.
- Yields peace of mind.
- Gives Moksha after the demise.
- Mental problems will be alleviated.
- Makes stronger both physically and mentally.
- Removes bad luck.
- Gives success in personal and professional life.
- Gets Lord Vishnu’s blessings.
- Brings out a bright future.
Mantra to be chanted during Purnima fasting
Don’t forget to chant this mantra at least 108 times on the pournami
- Om tryambakam yajamahe.
- Sugandhim pushti vardhanam.
- Urvarukamiva bandhanan.
- Mrityon moksheeya maamritat.
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Festivals falling on Purnima
Below is the list of festivals that are celebrated on full moon day (Purnima).
It falls in the Vaishakha Tamil month, and it is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Gautama Buddha. He established Buddhism. This day is celebrated all over India and even in Nepal.
This festival is celebrated in Shravana month. Rakhi is a colorful, sacred thread that is tied by a sister to his brother to showcase her love and affection for him.
This is an auspicious tithi that is otherwise called Jyeshtha Purnima. Vat Purnima is observed on Jyeshtha month’s full moon day. Majorly, married women observe it for their husbands’ longevity and prosperity. They also pray for a long-standing happy married life.
Chaitra month’s full moon day is celebrated as Hanuman Jayanti. This Vanara God was born on this day, and it is celebrated to honor the birth of Lord Hanuman.
Holi arrives in Phalguna which marks up the arrival of spring. This bright day is continuously celebrated for two days. People from India and Nepal celebrate Holi enthusiastically. Holika Dahan takes place the night before Rangwali Holi.
Do the following things on Purnima
- Make the “OM” sign in turmeric paste at the entrance of the house door on every Purnima.
- This day is also considered highly crucial for the goddess Lakshmi. So, prepare sweet kheer, offer to the Goddess, and distribute the Prasad to all by keeping all the doors open for getting prosperity.
- Tie mango leaves Toran (Garland) and hangs them on the doorways to invite wealth and peace.
- Don’t involve in sexual activity to retain a long-lasting married life.
- Though every Purnima is essential, still, Guru Purnima, Buddha Purnima, Sharad Purnima, Kartik, and Magh Purnima are considered to be more significant.
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Purnima Dates 2023
Please find below the Purnima Date and Time for 2023. We Hope, this table will help you to remember such an auspicious day. Do the Purnima puja and get benefits…
|Date||Day||Star Time||End Time|
|January 06, 2023||Friday||Jan 06, 2:14 am||Jan 07, 4:37 am|
|February 05, 2023||Sunday||Feb 04, 9:30 pm||Feb 05, 11:58 pm|
|March 07, 2023||Tuesday||Mar 06, 4:17 pm||Mar 07, 6:10 pm|
|April 6, 2023||Thursday||Apr 05, 9:19 am||Apr 05, 9:19 am|
|May 5, 2023||Friday||May 04, 11:44 pm||May 05, 11:04 pm|
|June 3, 2023||Saturday||Jun 03, 11:17 am||Jun 04, 9:11 am|
|July 3, 2023||Monday||Jul 02, 8:21 pm||Jul 03, 5:08 pm|
|August 1, 2023||Tuesday||Aug 01, 3:52 am||Aug 02, 12:01 am|
|August 30, 2023||Wednesday||Aug 30, 10:58 am||Aug 31, 7:05 am|
|September 29, 2023||Friday||Sep 28, 6:49 pm||Sep 29, 3:27 pm|
|October 28, 2023||Saturday||Oct 28, 4:17 am||Oct 29, 1:54 am|
|November 27, 2023||Monday||Nov 26, 3:53 pm||Nov 27, 2:46 pm|
|December 26, 2023||Tuesday||Dec 26, 5:47 am||Dec 27, 6:03 am|
These are the dates and times of 2023’s Purnima Dates, Hope this will help you to plan your Purnima vrat in advance. For more updates, keep visiting Astrolaabh.in.