Purnima or a full moon day holds a very significant place in Hinduism. In the Hindu calendar, an auspicious day or muhurat is calculated based on the moon, the planets and the nakshatra. The day of Purnima is considered to be quite auspicious and it occurs once a month, and twice in some cases. Based on the increasing and decreasing sides of the moon, it can be either a Shukla Paksha or Krishna Paksha.
You can find a detailed list of the Purnima Dates 2022 and these have been accurately calculated based on the Hindu Panchang. Also, the dates mentioned here are the same for both North and South India.
Purnima Dates in January 2022
Start – 17 January 3.18 AM | End – 18 January 5.18 AM (Paush Purnima)
Purnima Dates in February 2022
Start – 15 February 9.43 PM | End – 16 February 10.26 PM (Magha Purnima)
Purnima Dates in March 2022
Start – 17 March 1.30 PM | End – 18 March 12.47 PM (Hutasani Purnima)
Purnima Dates in April 2022
Start – 16 April 2.25 AM | End – 17 April 12.25 AM
Purnima Dates in May 2022
Start – 15 May 12.46 PM | End – 16 May 9.44 AM (Buddha Purnima, Vaishakha Purnima)
Purnima Dates in June 2022
Start – 13 June 9.03 PM | End – 14 June 5.21 PM (Jyeshtha Purnima)
Purnima Dates in July 2022
Start – 13 July 4.01 AM | End – 14 July 12.07 AM (Guru Purnima)
Purnima Dates in August 2022
Start – 11 August 10.38 AM | End – 12 August 7.05 AM (Sravana Purnima, Jandhyala Purnima)
Purnima Dates in September 2022
Start – 09 September 6.08 PM | End – 10 September 3.29 PM (Bhadrapada Purnima)
Purnima Dates in October 2022
Start – 09 October 3.42 AM | End – 10 October 2.24 AM (Sharad Purnima)
Purnima Dates in November 2022
Start – 07 November 4.16 PM | End – 08 November 4.32 PM (Kartik Purnima)
Purnima Dates in December 2022
Start – 07 December 8.01 AM | End – 08 December 9.38 AM (Margashirsha Purnima)
Full moon day or Purnima divides both the lunar fortnights. This day is said to be very auspicious and is good for new beginnings. The word Purnima is derived from a Nepali word meaning “full moon.” When the month ends on Purnima, the calendar is called as Purnimanta and this calendar is often followed in the Indian states of Bihar, Punjab, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, etc.
When the month ends with a no moon day or Amavasya, it is called as Amanta calendar. This kind of calendar is followed in the Southern States of India, along with Assam, Tripura, West Bengal and Gujarat.
As per the Hindu Calendar, all the dates of Purnima are considered to be auspicious but Sharad Purnima holds its own significance. Devotees perform special puja to Goddess Lakshmi as she was born on this day.
Guru Purnima too is celebrated all over India, and this occurs in the Ashadha month. During this day, the devotees celebrate the beginnings of new opportunities for the humans. A few devotees also conduct a special puja on Purnima days and also perform Shri Satyanarayana Puja.
Devotees perform fasting on the Purnima day to receive the blessings of God Vishnu and to obtain health, wealth, happiness and success in their lives. As per the Hindu tradition Purnima is the start of the new month, and there is often an important ritual, or a festival that occurs on that day.
Due to the significance of this day, many devotees perform various religious and spiritual rituals on this day. It is believed that by performing rituals on that day, devotees can ward off negative energies.
By performing fast on Purnima, devotees not only become stronger but also improve their body metabolism. So, there is not only a spiritual reason, but a scientific reason behind it as well. It also helps them gain control over their anger or emotions. Devotees also perform Maha Mrityunjaya Jaap on the day of Purnima to ward off their problems. In South India, a full moon day is called as Pournami and people perform Pournami Vratam where they observe fasting from the sunrise till, they sight the moon at night.
As per the Hindu calendar, there are 12 Purnima nights, which have their own names based on the month they occur in. Mentioned Below is the list of the same.
April – Chaitra Purnima
May – Vaishakha Purnima
June – Jyeshtha Purnima
July – Ashadha Purnima
August – Shravan Purnima
September – Bhadrapada Purnima
October – Ashvin Purnima
November – Kartik Purnima
December – Margasira Purnima
January – Pushya Purnima
February – Magha Purnima
March – Phalguna Purnima
As the day of the full moon is associated with rebirth, a new beginning, and manifestation, make sure to keep a tab of these auspicious days, perform the needed rituals and obtain divine blessings.