Purnima 2016 (List of Purnima 2016 dates) dates given here. Purnima (Pournami, Puranmashi, Poonam, Veluthu Vavu, Hunnime) is the Full Moon day in Hindu Astrology.
Purnima day is known for its spiritual importance and significance. In 2016, 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), Pournami Chandi Yagam, Pournami Satyanarayana Vratham are some of the famous rituals observed on Purnima day.
Falguna Purnima, Guru Purnima, Rakhi Purnima, Kojagari Purnima and Kartik Purnima are well known festivals among Hindu communities.
List of Purnima 2016
Saturday, 23 January 2016 – Paush Purnima Vrat (Shakambari Purnima) – Margazhi Pournami – Dhanu Masa Veluthu Vavu
Monday, 22 February 2016 – Magha Purnima Vrat (Thai Pournami) – Makara Masa Veluthu Vavu
Wednesday, 23 March 2016 – Phalguna Purnima Vrat (Holi Festival & Lakshmi Jayanti) – Masi Pournami – Kumbha Masa Veluthu Vavu
Thursday, 21 April 2016 – Chaitra Purnima Vrat (Hanuman Jayanti) – Panguni Pournami – Meena Masa Veluthu Vavu
Saturday, 21 May 2016 – Vaishakha Purnima Vrat (Kurma Jayanti) – Chithirai Pournami – Mesha Masa Veluthu Vavu
Monday, 20 June 2016 – Jyaishta Purnima Vrat (Devasnana Purnima, Vat Savitri Vrata) – Vaigasi Pournami – Edava Masa Veluthu Vavu
Tuesday, 19 July 2016 – Ashadha Purnima Vrat – Aani Pournami – Midhuna Masa Veluthu Vavu (Guru Purnima / Vyasa Purnima)
Thursday, 18 August 2016 – Shravana Purnima Vrat – Karkidaka Masa Veluthu Vavu – Aadi Pournami – (Rakshabandhan, Rakhi Purnima, Hayagriva Jayanti, Jandhyala Purnima)
Friday, 16 September 2016 – Bhadrapada Purnima Vrat – Chinga Masa Veluthu Vavu – (Bhadarvi Poonam Ambaji Mela in Gujarat) – Aavani Pournami
Sunday, 16 October 2016 – Ashwin Purnima Vrat – Kanni Masa Veluthu Vavu – (Ashwayuja Purnima, Kojagari Purnima, Sharad Purnima Lakshmi Puja) – Purattasi Pournami
Monday, 14 November 2016 – Kartik Purnima Vrat – Tulam Masa Veluthu Vavu – (Dev Diwali) – Aippasi Pournami
Tuesday, 13 December 2016 – Margashirsha Purnima Vrat – Vrischika Masa Veluthu Vavu – (Dattatreya Jayanti) – Karthigai Pournami