Purnima is the day when the full moon occurs, which happens every month as per Hindu Lunar Calendar. This also means the division in each month between the two lunar fortnights (Paksha), Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha. The day of Purnima is observed to be very auspicious for new beginnings and activities. In India, people fast on this day and worship Lord Vishnu and his avatars and at night pray to the Moon God and receive his blessings. In South India, the day of Purnima is also pronounced as Pournami. Read more to know the dates of Purnima in 2018.
Every month when we observe Full Moon and perform Purnima fast, we feel so blessed and illuminated by the light of Moon. To know the dates of Poornima Vrat in year 2018, read following table.
|Purnima in 2018||Date||Day|
|Paush Purnima Vrat||2 January||Tuesday|
|Magha Purnima Vrat||31 January||Wednesday|
|Phalguna Purnima Vrat||1 March||Thursday|
|Chaitra Purnima Vrat||31 March||Saturday|
|Vaishakha Purnima Vrat||30 April||Monday|
|Jyestha Purnima Vrat||29 May||Tuesday|
|Jyeshtha Purnima Vrat||28 June||Thursday|
|Ashadha Purnima Vrat||27 July||Friday|
|Shravana Purnima Vrat||26 August||Sunday|
|Bhadrapada Purnima Vrat||25 September||Tuesday|
|Ashwin Purnima Vrat||24 October||Wednesday|
|Kartik Purnima Vrat||23 November||Friday|
|Margashirsha Purnima Vrat||22 December||Saturday|
Fasting on Purnima (Full Moon) is considered highly religious and auspicious. Let’s find out why?
People perform Purnima Vrat throughout the day which begins early in the morning and ends after seeing the Moon. On the day of Full Moon or Poornima, people worship Lord Vishnu in various forms and Avatars. As per the Vedas, the change of Moon has certain effects on the human body like some behavioral change or change of moods. Hence, it is believed that if you observe the Purnima fast, there won’t be any such change. So, observe the Purnima fast in 2018 and you will be blessed by health, prosperity, and divinity.
Though there are no major rituals for observing the Purnima fast. But there are a few things which have been existing since ages and should be followed during the Poornima fast.
Let’s look at these rituals for the Purnima fast -
Don’t forget to follow these simple rituals for the coming Purnima dates in 2018. Observe the Poornima fast and stay protected by offering your prayers to Lord Vishnu.
Astrologers across the country have a different perspective for the people who are born on the day of Full Moon or Purnima. Let’s find out.
As per the astrologers, it is believed that :
Though this perspective may not be always true, but the day of Poornima or the Full Moon day (as per the Hindu mythology) holds a great significance. So this Purnima, pray to Lord Vishnu and Lord Ganesha for a blessed, healthy, protected, and wealthy life. The below mentioned Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra should be chanted during the Purnima fast.
Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra
Om Tryambakam Yajamahe |
Sugandhim Pushti-Vardhanam ||
Urvarukamiva Bandhanan |
Mrityor Moksheeya Maamritat ||
During Purnima, reciting these Mantras is considered extremely important. On this Full Moon day or Purnima, in 2018, don’t forget to chant these Mantras.
As the Full Moon day or Poornima is considered extremely auspicious, we will tell you the benefits of performing Purnima Puja.
On this Full Moon day or Purnima, pray selflessly without thinking of the benefits and you will surely receive the blessings of Lord Vishnu.
Poornima or Full Moon day holds great importance for Hindus across the country. Let’s find out how?
On the Full Moon day of the lunar calendar, when the day of Purnima arrives, people across the country worship Lord Vishnu and his avatars. This day is not just auspicious but a very important day in order to do any work. The Full Moon day or Purnima is celebrated not just in the Northern India, but in the Southern part of the country. This Full Moon day in South India is known as Pournami Vratam. This Full Moon day of Purnima is dedicated to the Mother Goddess Gayatri. Special Pujas are performed on the Poornima. Gayatri Mantra is chanted in various temples and homes on the Full Moon day or Purnima by praying to the Goddess.
The Gayatri Mantra
Om bhur bhuvah swah, tat savitur varenyam |
Bhargo devasya dheemahi, dhiyo yo nah prachodayat ||
Now, we know that Poornima is the day having its very own significance. It is not just a day on which various Hindu festivals like Guru Purnima and Holi are celebrated. Purnima Puja has its own significance, be it the time of birth, marriage or any other manifestation. Another significant lesson which we get on the day of Purnima is, as the Moon completes its one cycle around the planet earth and reaches on its original place on this day; similarly, on the other hand, humans should end all the older chapters of their lives and make a new beginning by shedding all the wrongs and evils around them. On the Full Moon day or Purnima, pray to Lord Vishnu to end all our miseries and difficulties. May the Lord act as protector and bless us all.
We, at MyKundali hope that this article will benefit you in knowing about the dates of Full Moon day or Purnima in 2018.
MyKundali wishes all its readers lots of luck and happiness this 2018!