Purnima

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Kartik Poornima: November 28, 2012

Purnima (also called Poornima, Pournima, Sanskrit: पूर्णिमा (IAST: pūrṇimā)) is the Indian and Nepali word for Full Moon. The day of Purnima is the day (Tithi) in each month in which the full moon occurs, and marks the division in each month between the two lunar fortnights (Paksha). The Shukla ("bright") Paksha is the fortnight before, and the Krishna ("dark") Paksha is the fortnight after, Purnima.

Purnima in 2016[edit]

Month Purnima Date (2016) Festivals
Paush 23 January (Saturday) Paush Purnima
Magha 22 February (Monday) Magha Purnima
Phalguna 23 March (Wednesday) Holi
Chaitra 22 April (Friday) Hanuman Jayanti
Vaishakha 21 May (Saturday) Buddha Purnima
Jyeshtha 20 June (Monday) Vat Purnima
Ashadha 19 July (Tuesday) Ashadha Purnima
Shravana 18 August (Thursday) Raksha Bandhan, Hayagriva Jayanti
Bhadrapada 16 September (Friday) Madhu Purnima
Ashwin 16 October (Sunday) Sharad Purnima
Kartik 14 November (Monday) Kartik Poornima
Margashirsha 13 December (Tuesday) Dattātreya Jayanti

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Festivals[edit]

The following festivals occur on Purnima.

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