According to the Hindu calendar, the full moon days are known as Purnima. These days hold immense importance in Hindus. Many festivals are celebrated on Purnima tithi and Purnima vrat is also observed. Know about Purnima dates in 2020.
Purnima calendar 2020
Here is the list of all 13 Purnima dates in 2020 along with festivals associated with those dates.
|Friday, 10 January||Paush Purnima||Shakambhari Purnima, Magh Snan Start|
|Sunday, 09 February||Magha Purnima||Guru Ravidas Jayanti, Magha Snan End|
|Monday, 09 March||Phalguna Purnima||Chhoti Holi, Holika Dahan, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Jayanti, Attukal Pongal, Vasanta Purnima, Dol Purnima|
|Thursday, 09 April||Chaitra Purnima||Hanuman Jayanti|
|Thursday, 07 May||Vaishakha Purnima||Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti, Kurma Jayanti, Buddha Purnima|
|Friday, 05 June||Jyeshtha Purnima||World Environment Day, Kabirdas Jayanti, Deva Snana Purnima|
|Sunday, 05 July||Ashadha Purnima||Vyasa Puja, Gauri Vrat Ends|
|Monday, 03 August||Shravana Purnima||Raksha Bandhan, Narali Purnima, Sanskrit Diwas, 5th Shravan Somwar Vrat, Gayatri Jayanti|
|Wednesday, 2 September||Bhadrapada Purnima||Pitrupaksha Begins, Pratipada Shraddha|
|Thursday, 01 October||Ashwina Adhika Purnima|
|Saturday, 31 October||Ashwin Purnima||Valmiki Jayanti, Meerabai Jayanti|
|Monday, 30 November||Kartika Purnima||Guru Nanak Jayanti, National Flag Day, Rohini Vrat|
|Wed, 30 December||Margashirsha Purnima||Annapurna Jayanti, Bhairavi Jayanti|
Festivals on Purnima 2020
Here is list of festivals observed on 2020 Purnima dates.
- Shakambhari Purnima(Friday, 10 January): Paush Purnima is also known as Shakambhari Purnima. Shankabhari Devi is worshiped on this day.
- Magha Purnima(Sunday, 09 February): Bathing and donating the Ganges on Magha Purnima eradicates all sins of a person. It is believed that on the day of Magha Purnima, Lord Vishnu himself comes to bathe in the river Ganges.
- Chhoti Holi and Holika Dahan(Monday, 09 March): On auspicious Phalguna Purnima, Holika Dahan is celebrated. Dol Purnima, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Jayanti is also observed on this day.
- Hanuman Jayanti(Thursday, 09 April): Birthday of Lord Hanuman is observed on Chaitra Purnima. Lord Hanuman is followed by many people and is worshiped with a lot of devotion. People chant Hanuman Chalisa 108 times together in a gathering and remember his contributions.
- Vaishakh Purnima(Thursday, 07 May): Buddha Purnima/Buddha Jayanti is also celebrated on Vaishakh Purnima. Many acts of charity and charity are performed on this day. This day is also called Satya Vinayak Purnima.
- Jyeshtha Purnima(Friday, 05 June): On this day, after bathing in the Ganges, all the wishes are fulfilled by offering alms and offering alms. In some areas, Jyestha Purnima is also celebrated as Vat Purnima Vrat.
- Ashadha Purnima(Sunday, 05 July): This full moon day is celebrated as Guru Purnima.
- Shravan Purnima(Monday, 03 August) is very sacred as it is counted as the last day of holy Shravan month. The famous Raksha Bandhan festival is celebrated on this day.
- Ashwin Purnima(Saturday, 31 October): Pradosh vrat is done on the bright fortnight of Ashwin month. According to Shiva Purana, the most important fast performed for worshiping Lord Shiva after Shivaratri is Pradosh vrat.
- Kartik Purnima(Monday, 30 November): On this day Lord Shiva killed a demon named Tripurasura; hence it is also called ‘Tripuri Purnima’. On the evening of Kartik Purnima, there was a mermaid of Lord Vishnu. On this day, after bathing in the Ganges, the fruit of Deep-dan is similar to ten yagyas. Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva, Angira and Aditya have called it Mahapunit festival.
- Margashirsha Purnima(Wednesday, 30 December): Bathing has a great importance by wishing for virtue on the full moon bath, and the fruit of the donation made on this occasion is immense. Fasting and worshiping on Margashirsha Purnima gives all the happiness.
On Purnima, people wake up early in the morning and start vrat rituals. On these days a bath is taken in the Ganges or other sacred rivers. After this, people offer water to Shiva lingam as well as worship other Gods and Goddesses. Lord Vishnu is also worshiped on this day. It is said that many people observe Lord Satyanarayana vrat on this day. Also, after giving food to a needy person or a Brahmin, make a donation. Such as – Give especially sesame, jaggery, blanket or woolen cloth to charity.
Significance of Purnima Vrat
Purnima days are highly auspicious. By taking a bath in the Ganges on Purnima, you get a lot of merits. It is believed that if we observe specific rituals on this day, all the sufferings of human life will end. According to the astrological vision angle, this day is also considered very special. If the moon is weak in one’s horoscope; he/she should observe Purnima vrat as remedy. Purnima vrat bestows with prosperity and happiness.