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Purnima (Hindi: पूर्णिमा, Malayalam: പൗർണമി/പൂർണ്ണചന്ദ്രൻ, Telugu: పూర్ణిమ/పౌర్ణమి, Tamil: பூர்ணிமா/முழு நிலவு) or the full moon has been a source of many a fairy tale, poetry and astronomical significance throughout the world. In Hindu belief, the full moon day or Purnima holds special significance and is widely recognized as a symbol of fullness, abundance, and prosperity. Purnima aka Poornima is a full-moon day that occurs at least once every month in the Hindu lunar calendar. Several Hindu festivals in panchang are aligned with the full-moon day, which is considered a benign and blessed occurrence.  

It also marks the end of Hindu month in Purnimanta calendar system. It is also known as Pournami, Pournima and Puranmasi depending on the place and the phases of the moon.

You can find all relevant information regarding the ‘full moon tonight’, ‘next full moon’, and ‘moon cycle’ readily available on mPanchang.

Next Purnima Vrat date in 2021: Wednesday, 26 May, 2021

The Hindu month of Vaishakh is regarded as one of the most fortunate months to perform fast, donation, Homa, and other religiously relevant and significant things. In Hindu Panchang, the auspiciousness and importance of Vaishakh month are clearly shown. The Purnima that falls in the month of Vaishakh is celebrated as Vaishakh Purnima. The day also holds immense significance as on this particular day people also celebrate Buddha Jayanti

Purnima Tithi Date Tithi Time Vrat Name

Purnima May 2021

26 May (Wednesday)

Show Time Buddha Purnima, Kurma Jayanti, Vaishakha Purnima

List of Purnima Vrat 2021

Purnima Tithi Date Tithi Time Vrat Name

Purnima January 2021

Paush Purnima

28 January (Thursday)

Show Time Paush Purnima, Shakambhari Purnima

Purnima February 2021

Magha Purnima

27 February (Saturday)

Show Time Magha Purnima, Guru Ravidas Jayanti

Purnima March 2021

Phalguna Purnima

28 March (Sunday)

Show Time Chhoti Holi, Holika Dahan, Phalguna Purnima, Vasanta Purnima

Purnima April 2021

Chaitra Purnima

26 April (Monday)

Show Time Chaitra Purnima, Hanuman Jayanti

Purnima May 2021

Vaishakha Purnima

26 May (Wednesday)

Show Time Buddha Purnima, Kurma Jayanti, Vaishakha Purnima

Purnima June 2021

Jyeshtha Purnima

24 June (Thursday)

Show Time Jyeshtha Purnima, Vat Purnima Vrat

Purnima July 2021

Ashadha Purnima

23 July (Friday)

Show Time Ashadha Purnima, Guru Purnima, Vyasa Puja

Purnima August 2021

Shravana Purnima

22 August (Sunday)

Show Time Gayatri Jayanti, Rakhi, Raksha Bandhan, Shravana Purnima

Purnima September 2021

Bhadrapada Purnima

20 September (Monday)

Show Time Bhadrapada Purnima, Purnima Shraddha, Pitrupaksha Begin

Purnima October 2021

Ashwin Purnima

20 October (Wednesday)

Show Time Ashwin Purnima, Kojagara Puja, Sharad Purnima

Purnima November 2021

Kartika Purnima

19 November (Friday)

Show Time Kartika Purnima

Purnima December 2021

Margashirsha Purnima

18 December (Saturday)

Show Time Dattatreya Jayanti, Margashirsha Purnima

Importance of Purnima

  • In Hindu calendar, Purnima is of great significance. Therefore, over the twelve months, Purnima coincides with twelve special occasions and festivals.
  • On a full-moon day, the moon is in its full glory and symbolizes the removal of darkness.
  • Special Puja like the Satyanarayan puja is conducted this day.
  • According to Hindu mythology several of the Gods were born this day.

Festivals falling on Purnima in different months

Paush Purnima

Paush Purnima is a remarkable day in Hindu calendar. It is observed in the months of December-January as per the English calendar. On this occasion, Hindu devotees take a holy dip at the Prayag Sangam (the confluence of Rivers Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati). It is believed that such an act absolves an individual of the sins, and he or she will achieve ‘moksha’ or salvation.

Magha Purnima

Maghi Purnima, also known by the name of Magha Purnima, is known to be a day of the full moon that occurs during the month of Magh. The Kumbh Mela is held once in every twelve years during this auspicious period.


Holi falls in the month of Phalguna that marks the arrival of spring. Widely known as the festival of colours, it is celebrated for two days. It is celebrated in most parts of India and Nepal. Holika Dahan takes place the night before Rangwali Holi (Dulhandi).

Hanuman Jayanti

Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated on a full-moon day during the Chaitra month. Hanuman, who is also known as Vanara God, was born this day. Hanuman Jayanti is observed in celebration of his birth.

Buddha Purnima

It falls in the month of Vaishakha and is celebrated as birth anniversary of Gautama Buddha whose birth name was Siddhartha Gautama. A spiritual teacher who founded Buddhism, his birth is celebrated in India, Nepal, and South-East Asian countries.

Vat Purnima

One of the most auspicious Hindu tithis (dates), it is also known as Jyeshtha Purnima. It is falls in the Jyeshtha month. The vrat is observed by married women for the longevity of their husbands and a prosperous married life.

Ashadha Purnima

This day dedicated to Guru, is celebrated on the Purnima. Rath Yatra is held on month of Ashadha every year.

Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan is celebrated in the Shravana month. Rakhi is basically a sacred thread of protection that symbolizes the love and affection of a sister for her brother.

Madhu Purnima

This day is also known as Honey Full-Moon Day. It is celebrated in Bangladesh, especially in the region of Chittagong, and by the Mon people of Thailand. In Hindu calendar, it is celebrated during the month of Bhadrapada.

Purnima Puja and Fasting Procedure

  • Wake up early in the morning and take a bath before sunrise.
  • You may worship Lord Shiva or Lord Vishnu on this day.
  • It is an ideal choice to fast throughout the day without eating anything.
  • Fasting starts at sunrise and ends with the sighting of the moon.

See also: Important Amavasya Dates