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Purnima 2016: The Brightest Day Without Lights!

The dates of Purnima in 2016 are here. The Full Moon day or Poornima is believed to be a very auspicious day for the Hindus across the world. On the day of Purnima, Lord Vishnu is worshiped & Purnima fast is observed. MyKundali brings you the Poornima dates in 2016..

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

Purnima or the Full Moon day occurs every month as per the Hindu calendar . The Full Moon day or Purnima is considered to be one of the most auspicious time for the Hindus. Purnima in 2016 will occur every month. Purnima marks the end of the month as per the lunar calendar. Many Hindu festivals are celebrated on the Full Moon day or Poornima. The Full Moon day in South India is known as Pournima.

On the Full Moon day or Purnima, Lord Vishnu is worshiped in all his Avatars. Every month on the Full Moon day, Purnima fast is observed. Before we go ahead and talk about the Poornima fast, let’s first know the dates of Purnima fast in 2016.

Purnima 2016 Dates Table

Every month when we observe the Full Moon or Purnima Vrat, we feel so blessed and illuminated by the light of the Moon. Let’s find out the dates of Poornima in 2016.

Purnima in 2016 Date Day
Paush Purnima January 23, 2016 Saturday
Magha Purnima February 22, 2016 Monday
Phalgun Purnima March 23, 2016 Wednesday
Chaitra Purnima April 22, 2016 Friday
Vaishakh Purnima May 21, 2016 Saturday
Jyestha Purnima June 20, 2016 Monday
Ashadha Purnima July 19, 2016 Tuesday
Shravan Purnima August 18, 2016 Thursday
Bhadrapada Purnima September 16, 2016 Friday
Ashwin Purnima October 16, 2016 Sunday
Kartik Purnima November 14, 2016 Monday
Margashirsha Purnima December 13, 2016 Tuesday
Paush Purnima January 23, 2016 Saturday
Magha Purnima February 22, 2016 Monday
Phalgun Purnima March 23, 2016 Wednesday
Chaitra Purnima April 22, 2016 Friday

Observing the fast on Purnima or on the Full Moon day is considered to be extremely religious. Let’s find out why?

Purnima 2016: Significance Of Purnima Vrat

During Purnima, people observe a fast throughout the day. The Purnima fast begins early in the morning and ends by 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 2016 and you will be blessed by health, prosperity, and divinity.

Purnima 2016: Rituals Of Purnima Fast

Though there are no major rituals for observing the Purnima fast in 2016. But there are a few things which have been existing since ages and should be followed during the Poornima fast in 2016.

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 2016. 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 in 2016, 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 |
Mrityur Moksheeya Maamritat ||

During Purnima, reciting these Mantras is considered extremely important. On this Full Moon day or Poornima in 2016, don’t forget to chant these Mantras.

Purnima 2016: 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 in 2016, 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 2016: 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. This day is not just auspicious but a very important day in order to do any work. The Full Moon day or Poornima 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 Poornima in 2016, 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 each and every thing about the Full Moon day or Purnima in 2016.

MyKundali wishes all its readers a lot of luck and happiness this 2016!

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