Purnima is the Full Moon day in Hindu Astrology. Also known as Pournami, Puranmashi, Poonam, Veluthu Vavu, Hunnime, Purnima falls on the fifteenth day in Shukla Paksha in a month of Hindu calendar.
Purnima day is known for its spiritual importance and significance. In 2023, there are 13 Purnima days.
Many special pujas are performed in various temples on Poornima day and many important festivals are celebrated on Poornima. Arunachala Girivalam (Giri Pradakshinam at Arunachala Temple, Thiruvannamalai), Giri Pradakshina at Simhachalam Appanna Temple, Giri Pradakshina at Vijayawada Kanakadurga Temple, Purnima Parikrama at some temples in North Indian Temples, Pournami Chandi Yagam, Pournami Satyanarayana Vratham are some of the famous rituals observed on Purnima day.
Falguna Purnima, Chaitra Purnima, Jyeshta Purnima, Guru Purnima, Rakhi Purnima, Kojagari Purnima and Kartik Purnima are well known festivals among Hindu communities.
Purnima 2023 dates
Sunday, 5 February 2023 – Magh Purnima Vrat (Pournami in Thai Masam)
Tuesday, 7 March 2023 – Phalgun Purnima Vrat (Holi Festival) (Pournami in Maasi Masam)
Wednesday-Thursday, 5-6 April 2023 – Chaitra Purnima Vrat (Hanuman Jayanti) (Pournami in Panguni Masam)
Friday, 5 May 2023 – Vaishakha Purnima Vrat (Pournami in Chithirai Masam)
Saturday-Sunday, 3-4 June 2023 – Jyeshta Purnima Vrat (Pournami in Vaigasi Masam)
Monday, 3 July 2023 – Ashada Purnima Vrat (Guru Purnima) (Pournami in Aani Masam)
Tuesday, 1 August 2023 – Adhik Maas Shravan Purnima Vrat (Adhika Masam Pournami) (Pournami in Aadi Masam)
Wednesday, 30 August 2023 – Shravana Purnima Vrat (Rakshabandhan Festival) (Pournami in Aavani Masam)
Friday, 29 September 2023 – Bhadrapada Purnima Vrat (Pournami in Purattasi Masam)
Saturday, 28 October 2023 – Ashwin Purnima Vrat (Kojagari Lakshmi Vrat) (Pournami in Aippasi Masam)
Monday, 27 November 2023 – Kartik Purnima Vrat (Pournami in Karthikai Masam)
Tuesday, 26 December 2023 – Margashirsha Purnima Vrat (Dattatreya Jayanti) (Pournami in Margazhi Masam)