Purnima Dates 2020 - When is Purnima? Purnima Significance, Pournami Importance, Full Moon Dates

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Purnima Dates 2020 - Here You can check out the Purnima Dates in 2020 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 2020, Poornima 2020 Dates, and Time details are provided here. Avail of the entire Purnima Dates in 2020, 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.

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.

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.


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