Purnima Dates 2021 - When is Purnima? Know Purnima Significance, Pournami Importance, Full Moon Dates

by Swetha Ramanan | Updated Jan 27, 2021 18:39 IST

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Purnima Dates 2021 - Here You can check out the Purnima Dates in 2021 and Purnima or Pournami is the day when the Full Moon occurs, as per the Hindu calendar, and marks the division between two lunar fortnights. When is Purnima? Purnima Dates in 2021, Purnima November 2021, Purnima December 2021 Dates, Purnima dates 2021, and Time details are provided here. Avail of the entire Purnima Dates in 2021, When is Purnima? and all details about poornima from this article. 

What is Purnima?

According to Monier Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary, Purnima signifies the full moon night or day. All days of the full moon are deemed important. But special importance is attached to Guru Purnima. The first full moon in the month of Ashadha which comes after the summer solstice is known as Guru Purnima. The day is viewed as the transition from the first yogi to the Adi Guru or the first Guru. Thus the first yogi on this sacred day became the Adi Guru. This sacred day is celebrated as new opportunities for the human race open up. This day, for a devotee, is like a protective shield from mother nature. Also, the day is seen as a great time for the god to receive profound blessings.

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When is Purnima?

In the month of august, Shravana Purnima Vrat was observed on 3rd August. 'Purnima' is the day when the full moon occurs, as per the Hindu calendar, and marks the division between two lunar fortnights. The day is deemed auspicious for new beginnings. The Nepali word Purnima' means full moon. According to the Hindu calendar, the lunar phase lasts when the sun, earth, and moon align in a straight line known as the Sun-Earth-Moon system syzygia. When the lunar month ends on the day of the full moon, then the Hindu calendar is called a lunisolar calendar called Purnimanta or Purnimanta. Following this calendar are the states of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan, Jammu and Kashmir, and Madhya Pradesh. When the lunar month ends on no moon day then the lunisolar calendar of the Hindu calendar is known as Amanta or Amanta. Following this calendar are Assam, Maharashtra, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Gujarat, Tripura, and West Bengal.

Why is Purnima Auspicious

Purnima, is the word for the full moon, acts as a dividing factor between 2 lunar fortnights of a month. It heralds new beginnings, considering to be an auspicious day. Every month when the full moon occurs, it marks the division each month between two lunar fortnights, and the moon is exactly aligned in the straight line with the sun and earth. Check out Purnima December 2021, Purnima November 2021, and all the Purnima dates, which are given in the following section.

Purnima Dates 2021

Dates Festivals
Thursday, 28 January 2021 Pausha Purnima
Saturday, 27 February 2021 Magha Purnima
Sunday, 28 March 2021 Phalguna Purnima
Monday, 26 April 2021 Chaitra Purnima
Wednesday, 26 May 2021 Vaishakha Purnima
Thursday, 24 June 2021 Jyeshtha Purnima
Friday, 23 July 2021 Ashadha Purnima
Sunday, 22 August 2021 Shravana Purnima
Monday, 20 September 2021 Bhadrapada Purnima
Wednesday, 20 October 2021 Ashwina Purnima
Thursday, 18 November 2021 Kartika Purnima
Saturday, 18 December 2021 Margashirsha Purnima

When is Purnima in January 2021? 

In January 2021, Purnima falls on 28 January 2021. Purnima in January 2021 timing begins at 1:17 a.m. on 28 January 2021 and ends at 12:45 a.m. on 29 January 2021. 

Purnima Dates 2020

Date Festivals
Friday, 10 January Paush Purnima Vrat
Sunday, 09 February Magha Purnima Vrat
Monday, 09 March Phalguna Purnima Vrat
Wednesday, 08 April Chaitra Purnima Vrat
Thursday, 07 May Vaishakha Purnima Vrat
Friday, 05 June Jyeshtha Purnima Vrat
Sunday, 05 July Ashadha Purnima Vrat
Monday, 03 August Shravana Purnima Vrat
Wednesday, 02 September Bhadrapada Purnima Vrat
Thursday, 01 October Ashwin Purnima Vrat (Adhik)
Saturday, 31 October Ashwin Purnima Vrat
Monday, 30 November Kartik Purnima Vrat
Wednesday, 30 December Margashirsha Purnima Vrat

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Purnima Dates 2020 - FAQ's

1. What is Purnima?

According to Monier Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary, Purnima signifies the full moon night or day. All days of the full moon are deemed important. But special importance is attached to Guru Purnima. The first full moon in the month of Ashadha which comes after the summer solstice is known as Guru Purnima.

2. When is Purnima?

In the month of august, Shravana Purnima Vrat was observed on 3rd August. 'Purnima' is the day when the full moon occurs, as per the Hindu calendar, and marks the division between two lunar fortnights.

3. What is the significance of Purnima?  

The day of Purnima in each month, when the full moon occurs, marks the division in between the two lunar fortnights (paksha), and the Moon is aligned exactly in a straight line, called a syzygy, with the Sun and Earth.

4. Why Purnima fast is done?  

It is believed that observing Purnima Vrat brings good fortune and health to those who strictly follow it, and poojas are performed especially to Lord Shiva and Vishnu on this day. 

5. What should we do on Purnima day?  

Devotees should wake up and take bath before sunrise, and have strict fasting from sunrise to full Moon rise without consuming any food or water is recommended. For those who are unable to observe this strict fasting, they can have a single meal of fruits and milk.


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