Purnima 2018: The Brightest Day Without Lights!

Purnima the Full Moon day occurs every month as per the lunar calendar.

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.

Purnima 2018 Dates Table

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?

Purnima : Significance Of Purnima Vrat

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.

Purnima : Rituals Of Purnima Fast

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 -

  1. During the day of Full Moon or Purnima, devotees observe a partial fast. This fast involves taking food like fruits, drinks (milk, juices) and water.
  2. During the Purnima fast, devotees are forbidden from taking common salt, wheat, grains, pulses, and rice.
  3. On the day of Purnima, Lord Vishnu is worshiped and Shree Satyanarayan Vrat Puja is done.
  4. On Purnima or Full Moon day, before the Puja of Shree Satyanarayan, Lord Ganesha is worshiped along with Navgrah. Post that, Lord Vishnu is worshiped as the preserver of the universe.
  5. Post the Poornima Vrat, people take Prasad and light food. This is only done after watching and praying to the Full Moon.
  6. People visit Lord Vishnu’s temple and offer him their prayers.
  7. Another important ritual which is usually followed on the day of Poornima is Maha Mrityunjaya Havan (Mantra for conquering the death is chanted in front of fire ). This Havan is performed to invoke Lord Vishnu and other deities.

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.

Perspective Of Astrology About Purnima

As per the astrologers, it is believed that :

  1. People who are born on Purnima or on the Full Moon day are considerably more intelligent than people born on any other day.
  2. People born on the Full Moon day or Poornima are more attractive and beautiful.
  3. It is also said that people born on the day of Poornima or Full Moon day never suffer from lack of wealth.

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.

Purnima : Benefits Of Purnima Puja

As the Full Moon day or Poornima is considered extremely auspicious, we will tell you the benefits of performing Purnima Puja.

  1. Purnima Vrat and Shree Satyanarayan Puja brings prosperity, health and happiness to one’s life and the entire family.
  2. Purnima Puja is also done on special occasions and before any religious ceremonies. Purnima Katha (Puja) is usually done before or after marriage on the purchase of property or on any big achievement. It is a way of thanking god and praying for the sustenance.
  3. Purnima Puja also helps in bringing mental peace and physical wellness.

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?

Purnima : Celebration Of Purnima

Lord Vishnu is worshiped on the day of Purnima and Satyanarayan Katha is performed. 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!

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