2020 Purnima Tithi

Purnima is known to be the day of the full moon.

A Thithi is a relationship between the sun and the moon. For every 12 degrees, the moon moves away or towards the sun it constitutes a Thithi. In a lunar month, there are two sets of Thithis, one starting from Amavasya till the Chatudashi or Purnima. As the moon slowly starts moving away from the sun, it is said to create a new Thithi. Every 12 degrees move causes a change in the Thithi. When the sun is diagonally opposite the moon the moon is visible on the earth in full which is known as the Purnima. So, from Amavasya, we see the waxing or the rising of the moon which constitutes the days of the Shukla Paksha, and the other half after Purnima we see the waning of the moon which is the Krishna Paksha. READ MORE

Purnima Vrat Dates 2020

Current Location : Delhi, India
Latitude/Longitude : 28:39N, 77:13E

10 January
Paush Purnima Vrat
9 February
Magha Purnima Vrat
9 March
Phalguna Purnima Vrat
7 April
Chaitra Purnima Vrat
7 May
Vaishakha Purnima Vrat
5 June
Jyeshtha Purnima Vrat
4 July
Ashadha Purnima Vrat
3 August
Shravana Purnima Vrat
1 September
Bhadrapada Purnima Vrat
1 October
Ashwin Purnima Vrat
31 October
Ashwin Purnima Vrat
29 November
Kartik Purnima Vrat
29 December
Margashirsha Purnima Vrat
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This first day or Ekam - we see a small portion of the moon, a little more on Dwitiya, and so on. This continues as an eternal cycle for years and years. A Thithi is ruled by several parameters. These parameters just like those of the Nakshatras define the Thithi, give the identity of a person, and as a Thithi is a relationship between the sun and the moon, it also defines the relationship quotient around him.

Hindu astrology has given great importance to the Purnima. When we talk about Purnima, the deity that rules the day is the moon. The element associated with Purnima is water. For Purnima the planet is Saturn. Among the 5 divisions, Purnima falls in the Purna category.

Importance of Purnima

The spiritual aspects in life, the karma aspects of life can be improved to a great extent if one wishes to. On the day of the Purnima, the magnetic pull of the moon is 100 percent. Due to this, the waves in the sea also rise. So similarly in humans who have the Panchatattva, out of which 70 percent represents water, we also have a pull towards the moon. The earth gives both energies both good and bad. So it depends on the day in a lunar month to determine an auspicious time.

Many people prefer to fast on this day. It is said that any innate emotion that you have gets magnified on this day. If you are a happy person the happiness gets magnified, and if you are prone to get angry the anger gets magnified.

The auspicious days falling on Purnima

• Chaitra Purnima 2020 is celebrated as Hanuman Jayanti

• Vaishakha Purnima 2020 is celebrated as Buddha Jayanti

• Jyeshtha Purnima 2020 (Also Known Deva Snana Purnima) is celebrated as Vat Savitri

• Ashadha Purnima 2020 is celebrated as Guru Purnima

• Shravana Purnima 2020 (Also Known Narali Purnima, Jandhyala Purnima) is celebrated as Raksha Bandhan

• Bhadrapada Purnima 2020 is celebrated as Uma Maheshwari Vrat day

• Ashwin Purnima 2020 is celebrated as Sharad Purnima

• Kartik Purnima 2020 is celebrated as the Puhskar Mela / fair and Guru Nanak Jayanti

• Margashirsha 2020 is celebrated as Dattatreya Jayanti

• Paush Purnima 2020 is celebrated as Shankbhari Jayanti or the day to bathe in Triveni Sangam is given special importance.

• Magha Purnima 2020 is celebrated as Ravidas Jayanti.

• Phalguna Purnima 2020 is celebrated as Holi.

Our emotions do get affected by the moon and its power. From an astrological point of view, the moon governs our fourth house, and our thoughts, feelings, mother, nourishment, and emotions are determined by the moon. The sun’s rays fall on the moon and the moon reflects this depending on the Thithi. It is 100 percent visible to us on the day of Purnima. On this day the moon is in full power hence reflects all the rays of the sun. This represents Atma (soul). How we act is determined by the sun and how we feel is determined by the moon. So, the union is seen in full on Purnima. So any feeling gets magnified on this day. This is scientifically proven that the moon impacts our body significantly. Our neuron cells get activated on this day, hence we tend to connect more with our emotional aspects on this day. It is observed that this happens on every Purnima. Our future also gets determined based on this. So we must devote this time to prayer or meditation. It is believed that weak minds get adversely affected because of the impact of the moon. This takes a wrong toll on the mentally unstable ones. It is advised for such people to follow a fast.

The Satyanarayan Vrat and Katha are best done on this day.

This day is known to be best for meditation. This gives us the chance to retrospect and know our strengths and weaknesses. The law of nature is that if you want to be about a change in your life. You will be able to best analyze it on the day of Purnima. The root causes of problems are easily meditated upon on this day. It is advised to refrain from alcohol and any intoxicating drinks on this day.