Purnima is full moon day and is considered auspicious according to Hindu traditions and cultures. The day is associated to Lord Vishnu and people pray for their good luck and happiness.
The dates are based on Hindu calendar and Indian standard times. Some communities keep fast on the day and seek blessings from the Lord.
The full moon day held every month due to changes in the position of moon. According to Hindu mythology, the changes in the structure and shape of moon impacts the mood and behavior of humans as well. It is said that fasting on this day saves you from the bad omen and changes in your mood.
The day of Purnima fast starts from the sunrise on the Purnima (full moon day) and commences at sunrise on the same day means a stretch of around 12 hours. The fast abstain you from consuming cereals and rice based dishes without salt. The absence of salt is most important. A few people fast even without consuming a single drop of water. However, eating fruits and drinking milk is allowed. Fast is considered complete after the arrival of moon.
Purnima is a chance to rise
The auspicious day is the third of four basic phases of the moon. The day occurs when the Sun and the moon are separated by an angle of 180 degrees. It is about 100% lightning of moon and that is why energy is considered at its high on this auspicious day. The spiritual seekers become more peaceful on this sacred day, lively people become more joyous. It simply means that the qualifications of people double on this occasion and new opportunities lead their ways.
List of Purnima dates in the year 2019
Below is month wise dates of purnima for each month with date and time. Do check out purnima dates 2019.
Date: 21 January 2019 (Monday)- Paush Purnima
Timings: The auspicious day will begin at 2:19 pm on January 20, 2019 and ends at 10:45 am on January 21, 2019.
Date: 19 February 2019 (Tuesday) – Magha Purnima
Timings: It will begin at 1:11 am on February 19, 2019 and ends at 09:23 pm on the same day.
Date: 20 March 2019 (Wednesday) – Phalguni Purnima
Timings: begins at 10:44 am on March 20, 2019 and ends at 07:12 am on the next day, March 21, 2019. The day will be celebrated as Chhoti Holi or Holika dahan.
Date: 19 April 2019 (Wednesday) – Chaitra Purnima
Timings: begins on 07:26 pm on April 18, 2019 and ends at 04:41 pm on April 19, 2019. The auspicious day will be celebrated as Hanuman Jayanti.
Date: 18 May 2019 (Saturday) – Vaishakha Purnima
Timings: begins at 04:10 am on May 18, 2019 and ends at May 19, 2019. The auspicious day is Buddha Purnima.
Date: 17 June, 2019 (Monday) – Jyestha Purnima
Timings: It is from 2:02 am on June 16, 2019 to 2:01 pm on June 17, 2019.
Date: 16 July, 2019 (Tuesday) – Guru Purnima
Timings: begins at 01:48 am on July 16, 2019 and ends at 03:07 am on July 17, 2019.
Date: 15 August, 2019 (Thursday)- Shravana Purnima
Timings: begins from 03:45 pm on Aug 14, 2019 and ends at 05:59 pm on August 15, 2019.
Date: 13 September, 2019 (Friday) – Purnima Shraddha
Timings: begins from 7:35 am on September 13, 2019 and ends at 10:02 am on September 14.
Date: 13 October, 2019 (Sunday) – Sharad Purnima
Timings: The day will begin at 12:36 am on October 13, 2019 and ends at 02:37 am on October 14, 2019.
Date: 12 November, 2019 (Tuesday) – Kartik Purnima
Timings: begins at 06:01 pm on November 11, 2019 and ends at 07:04 pm on November 12, 2019.
Date: 11 December 2019 (Wednesday) – Margashirsha Purnima Vrat
Timings: starts from 10:50 am on December 11 to 10:58 am on December 12.
Differences between Purnima and Amavasya
- Purnima is a full moon day while Amavasya is a no-moon day.
- Evil forces and negative energies are high on the day of Amavasya. On the other hand, Purnima is an auspicious day and the day is ruled by positive powers. It talks about divine energy and brings new opportunities, happiness and joy in our lives.
- Purnima happens when moon is completely exposed to the sun while amavasya happens when earth blocks the moon completely from the sun.