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.
There is a huge significance of a Purnima or a full Moon day in the Vedic culture. This date is considered extremely auspicious, because on this day Moon is in its full sheen and strong. Worshiping, meditating or doing donations on this day is not only beneficial for attainment of positive results, but you also seek the blessings from Moon deity and Lord Vishnu. According to the scriptures, worshiping, meditating and by doing donations are helpful for freeing people from all the sins and ill deeds. That’s why there is a huge significance of bathing, donating and meditation on this day. On this day, apart from Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi, the Moon deity is also worshipped for attaining mental strength, happiness and prosperity. There is also a ritual to worship Lord Vishnu or Satya Narayana on a full-moon day. There is an increase in good fortune of people by visiting temples, worshiping and bathing in the holy rivers on this day.
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.
Let us introduce you to Classical and authentic method of worship associated with the full moon day.
- Firstly, wake up in the Brahm Muhurta and give your house a thorough cleaning.
- Then, bathe with the water mixed with some amount of Gangajal in it.
- After that, offer Argha to Lord Sun, along with the chant of श्री सूर्याय नमः or Gayatri Mantra.
- Before the commencement of any auspicious work, we worship Lord Ganesh.
- So, firstly worship Lord Ganesh.
- Then, along with Lord Vishnu, worship Goddess Lakshmi.
- If you want, you can chant Vishnu Shahastranama, Shri Narayan Strotra etc. with reverence.
- Reading the Katha of the Satya Narayan Fast/ Vrat also gives manifold auspicious results.
- After worshipping, offer a yellow colored sweet to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi.
- Tulsi Leaves are very dear to Lord Vishnu, and without them, the Lord do not accept the offerings.
- So, don’t forget to Put Tulsi leaves in the offerings.
- At last, do the Aarti of Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi with reverence.
- There is also a major significance of worshipping Moon on the full-moon day.
- Do worship the Moon deity upon its rise at night.
- Offer rice and Mishri mixed with the raw milk to the Moon deity.
- If possible, help the poor and needy on this day.