Purnima 2022 Vrat Dates
The last day of sulska paksha is called Purnima as per the Hindu calendar. It is full moon day; on this day a full moon appears in the sky. Purnima is a day where we Indians observe fast.
What do you mean by Purnima Vrat?
The purpose of observing fast on Purnima is to get all the happiness and mental peace in life. On this day it is important to remember the dead ancestors and worship them.
Purnima 2021 Dates
|Monday||January 17, 2022||Paush Purnima|
|Wednesday||February 16, 2022||Magh Purnima|
|Friday||March 18, 2022,||Phalgun Purnima|
|Saturday||April 16, 2022,||Chaitra Purnima|
|Monday||May 16, 2022,||Vaishakh Purnima|
|Tuesday||June 14, 2022||Jyestha Purnima|
|Wednesday||July 13, 2022||Ashadh Purnima|
|Friday||August 12, 2022||Shravan Purnima|
|Saturday||September 10, 2022||Bhadrapada Purnima|
|Sunday||October 9, 2022||Ashwin Purnima|
|Tuesday||November 8, 2022||Kartik Purnima|
|Thursday||December 8, 2022||Margashirsha Purnima|
Importance of Purnima.
The Fast generally starts on the day of Puranmashi or the day before Purnima, i.e., Chaturdashi (14th lunar day). Fast generally observed from sunrise till the rising of the full moon.
Different types of purnima.
Purnima Vrat Katha
There are many ways to observe purnima, and there are different types of Kathaye. But the most important one is Tripurari purnima which said:
The legendary tales say, once there was a demon named Tarkasura who had three sons, Kamalaksha, Vidyunmali, and Tarakaksha. The elder son of Lord Shiva, Karthik, killed Tarkasura which made his three sons upset. The three brothers did Tapasya (austerity) to seek Lord Brahma’s Vardaan. Brahmaji got impressed with their austerity and asked for their demands. The three asked for a Vardaan to be immortal. However, Brahama Ji declined and told them to demand a different boon.
After giving a lot of thought, the three asked Brahma Ji to from three separate cities for them in which they can sit and roam the whole earth and sky. Also, after thousand years and the three cities become united, and God must have the power to destroy all the cities with just one arrow, only that will cause their death. Lord Brahma granted the three brothers this Vardaan.
Mayadanava, on the orders of Brahmaji, built three cities for the brothers. The city of gold was for Taraksha; iron was for Vidyunmali, and silver was for Kamalaksha. Lord Indira got scared of these three brothers and went to Lord Shiva for help. So, Lord Shiva started building a chariot to destroy these demons.
This divine Chariot consisted of deities. Its wheels were made of moon and sun. Varuna, Indira, Kubera, and Yama turned to chariots of chariots. Sheshnaag turned to a bow, and Lord shiva became the arrow plus Agni dev became the arrow's tip. Lord Shiva also rode on this divine Rath (Chariot).
There was a massive war between the Chariot made of Gods and three brothers. The moment the three chariots came in line, Lord Shiva destroyed all the three demons. After this whole event, Lord Shiva came to be known as Tripurari. This happened on the full moon of the month of Karthik and is also known as Tripurari Purnima.