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 2019, there are 12 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 2019 dates
Tuesday, 19 February 2019 – Magh Purnima Vrat
Thursday, 21 March 2019 – Phalgun Purnima Vrat (Holi Festival)
Friday, 19 April 2019 – Chaitra Purnima Vrat (Hanuman Jayanti)
Saturday, 18 May 2019 – Vaishakha Purnima Vrat
Monday, 17 June 2019 – Jyeshta Purnima Vrat
Tuesday, 16 July 2019 – Ashada Purnima Vrat (Guru Purnima)
Thursday, 15 August 2019 – Shravana Purnima Vrat (Rakshabandhan Festival)
Saturday, 14 September 2019 – Bhadrapada Purnima Vrat
Sunday, 13 October 2019 – Ashwin Purnima Vrat (Kojagari Lakshmi Vrat)
Tuesday, 12 November 2019 – Kartik Purnima Vrat
Thursday, 12 December 2019 – Margashirsha Purnima Vrat (Dattatreya Jayanti)