Purnima 2021 Vrat Dates

Purnima 2021 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

DAY

DATE

PURNIMA NAME

Thursday

January 28, 2021,

Paush Purnima

Saturday

February 27, 2021,

Magh Purnima

 Sunday

March 28, 2021,

Phalgun Purnima

Tuesday

April 27, 2021,

Chaitra Purnima

Wednesday

May 26, 2021,

Vaishakh Purnima

 Thursday

June 24, 2021,

Jyestha Purnima

 Saturday

July 24, 2021,

Ashadh Purnima

Sunday

August 22, 2021,

Shravan Poornima

Monday

September 20, 2021,

Bhadrapada Poornima

Wednesday

October 20, 2021,

Ashwin Poornima

Friday

November 19, 2021,

Kartik Purnima

Sunday

December 19, 2021,

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.

Paush Purnima 

Magh Purnima

Phalgun Purnima 

Chaitra Purnima 

Vaishakh Purnima 

Jyestha Purnima 

Ashadh Purnima 

Shravan Poornima 

Bhadrapada Poornima 

Ashwin Poornima 

Kartik Purnima 

Margashirsha 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.

You may read more about other Hindu vrat dates, Indian festivals and today panchang and muhurat.