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date  2020
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Purnima or Poornima day for Vrats with timings

Purnima occurs in every Hindu month and symbolizes fullness, prosperity, and abundance. As the Purnima name suggests in the Hindi language towards completeness i.e. 'Purnta'. The moon is full of brightness, power and spreading the light of hope, positivity everywhere.

Poornima is essentially the full moon and when it occurs Sun, Moon is separated by 180 degrees angle. In this syzygy is the stage which lasts only for a while when Sun, Moon, and Earth are exactly in a straight line. Poornima is considered auspicious also knows as Shukla Paksha part of the month symbolizing brightness i.e. 'Ujala'. Poornima is also called Puranmasi in some of the states of India.

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List of Purnima Vrat Dates 2020

  • 10 January (Friday)
    Paush Purnima, Shakambhari Purnima
  • 09 February (Sunday)
    Magha Purnima
  • 09 March (Monday)
    Chhoti Holi, Holika Dahan, Phalguna Purnima, Vasanta Purnima
  • 08 April (Wednesday)
    Chaitra Purnima, Hanuman Jayanti
  • 07 May (Thursday)
    Buddha Purnima, Kurma Jayanti, Vaishakha Purnima
  • 05 June (Friday)
    Jyeshtha Purnima, Vat Purnima Vrat
  • 05 July (Sunday)
    Ashadha Purnima, Guru Purnima, Vyasa Puja
  • 03 August (Monday)
    Gayatri Jayanti, Rakhi, Raksha Bandhan, Shravana Purnima
  • 02 September (Wednesday)
    Bhadrapada Purnima, Purnima Shraddha, Pitrupaksha Begin
  • 01 October (Thursday)
    Ashwin Purnima, Kojagara Puja, Sharad Purnima
  • 31 October (Saturday)
    Ashwin Purnima, Kojagara Puja, Sharad Purnima
  • 30 November (Monday)
    Kartika Purnima
  • 30 December (Wednesday)
    Dattatreya Jayanti, Margashirsha Purnima

Vrat, Fasting on Poornima is very auspicious

Many people observe fasting on Poornima day to please lord 'Vishnu'. The fasting period ranges from the sun rising until the sighting of the moon in the evening.

Fasting dates may not match on different locations, so the Vrat/Vratam/fasting should be set as per your city. Astrologycal provides accurate dates based on your city with start and end timings.

Also if the 14th day or Chaturdashi continues till mid-afternoon or 'Madhyahna' of the Purnima then that is considered as a polluted Purnima, even though it may be found prevailing by the evening of the same day. So the Puja day may fall on the fasting day or a day before depending on the starting time of Purnima as per the Hindu Lunar Calendar.