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 2022, 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 2022 dates
Wednesday, 16 February 2022 – Magh Purnima Vrat (Pournami in Maasi Masam)
Thursday | Friday, 17-18 March 2022 – Phalgun Purnima Vrat (Holi Festival) (Pournami in Panguni Masam)
Saturday, 16 April 2022 – Chaitra Purnima Vrat (Hanuman Jayanti) (Pournami in Chithirai Masam)
Sunday – Monday, 15-16 May 2022 – Vaishakha Purnima Vrat (Pournami in Vaigasi Masam)
Tuesday, 14 June 2022 – Jyeshta Purnima Vrat (Pournami in Aani Masam)
Wednesday, 13 July 2022 – Ashada Purnima Vrat (Guru Purnima) (Pournami in Aani Masam)
Thursday – Friday, 11-12 August 2022 – Shravana Purnima Vrat (Rakshabandhan Festival) (Pournami in Aadi Masam)
Saturday, 10 September 2022 – Bhadrapada Purnima Vrat (Pournami in Aavani Masam)
Sunday, 9 October 2022 – Ashwin Purnima Vrat (Kojagari Lakshmi Vrat) (Pournami in Purattasi Masam)
Tuesday, 8 November 2022 – Kartik Purnima Vrat (Pournami in Aippasi Masam)
Wednesday – Thursday, 7-8 December 2022 – Margashirsha Purnima Vrat (Dattatreya Jayanti) (Pournami in Karthikai Masam)