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Home » 2013 » Festival » Nirjala Ekadashi 2013 Published: June 03, 2013

Purnima 2013 Dates - Poornima 2013 Dates

The Full Moon

Purnima: A Sight to Behold

Purnima: the Moon at its beautiful best is the sight to behold and feel. The time of the month when the Moon is opposite to the Earth from the Sun is called the Full Moon or the Purnima. Fully illuminated, the Moon is at the zenith of its beauty. Purnima is the Sanskrit word for the full Moon. In south India Purnima is called Pournami. It divides a month into two parts; Krishna Paksha (dark half) and Shukla Paksha (bright half). There are a total of 12 Purnima (Full Moon) days which are observed in a year. Each Purnima carries a special significance in Hindu religion.

Purnima Fast

While going through Purnima 2013 dates, one should also know about the importance of Poornima Vrat. Purnima (Full Moon) fast begins with Sunrise and ends at Sunset. Devotees fast all day long without having any food. Some of them do not even consume water. They chant mantras and hymns all day long and seek Holy blessings from the Almighty. They break their fast only after they see the Full Moon in the evening. Scientifically also this time is the best to absorb all the positive energy from the environment. Therefore, the most should be made out this time.

Maha Mrityunjaya Havan during Purnima

During Purnima in 2013, like every year, Maha Mrityunjaya Havan is performed. Like already mentioned, Purnima (Full Moon) holds great significance for all Hindus. Maha Mrityunjaya havan is performed on Purnima as it is considered very fruitful. By taking an early bath all the devotees cleanse their body and mind. A sweet dish is prepared with rice, black sesame seeds, vegetables, butter and chopped grass. Then, a Havan Kund is prepared for the Holy fire. On a particular area a layer of sand is spread, over which a wooden structure is built and is covered with ghee. After taking three sips of Ganga jal, the Holy fire is lit. Lord Vishnu and all other God are invoked to be part of the great event. Maha Mriyunjaya mantra is chanted to please Lord Shiva. After the completion of the Havan all the Gods are requested to go back to their Abode. Without this the Havan is incomplete. Purnima (Full Moon) is considered to be very auspicious to conduct religious activities. Devotees fast on Purnima from sunrise to sunset and pray to Lord Vishnu.

The Maha Mrityunjaya mantra:

Om trayam bakkam, yajaa-mahe Sugan-dhim pushti-vardhanam,
Urvaa-rooka-miva bandha-naam, Mrityor mooksheeya maamritaat.

We bring to you the dates of all the Purnima days in the year 2013. We understand that you need all the information at one place and therefore have given you details regarding the the 12 Purnima (Full Moon) dates this year.

List of Poorima 2013 Dates

Purnima in 2013 Date Day
Paush Purnima 26 January Saturday
Magha Purnima 25 February Monday
Phalguna Purnima 27 March Wednesday
Chaitra Purnima 25 April Thursday
Vaishakha Purnima 24 May Friday
Jyaishta Purnima 23 June Sunday
Ashadha Purnima 22 July Monday
Shravana Purnima 20 August Tuesday
Bhadrapada Purnima 19 September Thursday
Ashwin Purnima 18 October Friday
Kartik Purnima 17 November Sunday
Margashirsha Purnima 16 December Monday

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