Vrat and Upvaas Purnima Vrat

Purnima Vrat Purnima Vrat 2023 Date

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Purnima Tithi

In Hinduism, the Purnima tithi is considered a symbol of abundance, prosperity, and wholeness. The dates of many Hindu festivals are aligned with Poornima. As per the Hindu lunar calendar, the Full Moon occurs at least once a month and at most twice a month. It is considered to be an auspicious celestial occurrence and is celebrated as a significant religious occasion.

Margashirsha Purnima occurs on the Full Moon in the Shukla Paksha of the month of Margashirsha. On this occasion, performing sacred activities like doing charity or worshiping your deity is considered auspicious.

Purnima Vrat 2023 Dates

Month Date Day Vrat Name Tithi Time


06 January, 2023


Paush Purnima, Shakambhari Purnima Check Panchang


05 February, 2023


Magha Purnima, Guru Ravidas Jayanti Check Panchang


07 March, 2023


Chhoti Holi, Holika Dahan, Phalguna Purnima, Vasanta Purnima Check Panchang


06 April, 2023


Chaitra Purnima, Hanuman Jayanti Check Panchang


05 May, 2023


Buddha Purnima, Kurma Jayanti, Vaishakha Purnima Check Panchang


04 June, 2023


Jyeshtha Purnima, Vat Purnima Vrat Check Panchang


03 July, 2023


Ashadha Purnima, Guru Purnima, Vyasa Puja Check Panchang


01 August, 2023


Ashadha Purnima, Guru Purnima, Vyasa Puja Check Panchang


31 August, 2023


Rakhi, Raksha Bandhan, Shravana Purnima Check Panchang


29 September, 2023


Bhadrapada Purnima, Purnima Shraddha, Pitrupaksha Begin Check Panchang


28 October, 2023


Ashwin Purnima, Kojagara Puja, Sharad Purnima Check Panchang


27 November, 2023


Kartika Purnima Check Panchang


26 December, 2023


Dattatreya Jayanti, Margashirsha Purnima Check Panchang


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Importance Of Purnima

Poornima or Full Moon is considered of great importance as per the Hindu calendar. Several Hindu festivals are aligned with this auspicious celestial occurrence. This day is believed to bring brightness by eliminating darkness. On this day, special rituals like Satyanarayan Pooja should be done.

Festivals Celebrated on Purnima

  1. Paush Purnima
    Paush Purnima falls in December or January and is considered very auspicious as per the Hindu culture. Hindu devotees believe one should take a dip in the holy waters of Prayag Sangam on this day. The reason behind this ritual is that it helps them in attaining moksha or salvation by absolving them of any sin they have committed in their life consciously or unconsciously.
  2. Magha Purnima
    The Full Moon in the month of Magh is widely known as Magha Purnima or Maghi Purnima. The widely popular Kumbh Mela takes place on this occasion once every twelve years.
  3. Holi
    The Last Full Moon day in the month of Phalguna is celebrated as Holi. The festival of colors represents the arrival of the season of spring.
  4. Hanuman Jayanti
    The Full Moon in the month of Chaitra is celebrated as Hanuman Jayanti. It is believed that the Vanar God or Lord Hanuman was born on this auspicious day.
  5. Buddha Purnima
    The Full Moon in Vaishakha is celebrated as Buddha Purnima. It is considered the birth anniversary of Gautama Buddha and is widely celebrated in many Asian countries including India and Nepal.
  6. Vat Purnima
    Vat Purnima is celebrated in the month of Jyeshtha. On this occasion, the married women observe fast or vrat to pray for the long life of their husbands and happy married life.
  7. Ashadha Purnima
    Purnima in the month of Ashada is devoted to Gurus. This occasion is also famous for the holy Rath Yatra which takes place every year on this day.
  8. Raksha Bandhan
    The Full Moon day in the month of Shravan is celebrated as Rakshabandhan. On this day, sisters tie a Rakhi or a sacred thread on the wrist of their brothers as a symbol of taking the promise of protection. This Rakhi also symbolizes the love and affection between siblings.
  9. Madhu Purnima
    Madhu Purnima or Honey Full-Moon Day is celebrated in the month of Bhadrapada. This festival is widely popular in Bangladesh and Thailand.

Purnima Puja & Vrat Rituals

  • Get up early in the morning and take a bath before sunrise.
  • On this day, worship Lord Shiva or Lord Vishnu.
  • Fast for the entire day and don't eat anything.
  • Fasting should begin with the sunrise and stop with the sighting of the Full Moon.