Full Moon 2019: Poornima 2019 Dates

Know the dates, day, tithi and significance of full moon days or the tithi of Purnima in the year 2019. Also, read about the religious practices to be performed on these days, so you are destined to succeed.

Full Moon 2019 Dates & Days

Full Moon 2019 Dates

Date Day Poornima
21 January 2019 Monday Paush Purnima
19 February 2019 Tuesday Magh Purnima
20 March 2019 Wednesday Phalgun Purnima
19 April 2019 Friday Chaitra Purnima
18 May 2019 Saturday Vaishakh Purnima
17 June 2019 Monday Jyeshth Poornima
16 July 2019 Tuesday Aashaadh Poornima
15 August 2019 Thursday Shravan Poornima
13 September 2019 Friday Bhaadrapad Poornima
13 October 2019 Sunday Ashvin Poornima
12 November 2019 Tuesday Kartik Poornima
12 December 2019 Thursday Maargasheersh Poornima

Full Moon or Poornima

When the moon appears as a complete round circle in the sky, we call it a full moon or the day of Purnima. In Hindu religion, the tithi of Purnima is considered auspicious. Fasting on this day is particularly beneficial. Astrological and religious aspects of the day suggest that it is the day when a lunar eclipse usually takes place. In every 30 days, as per Hindu Panchang, 15 dates fall under Shukla Paksha or phase and 15 under Krishna Paksha. The last tithi of Shukla phase is called Purnima. Contrary to this, the last day of Krishna Paksha is called Amavasya or no moon day. In this article, you will read when in 2019, this auspicious day of Purnima will fall and what is its significance.

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Significance of the day

Those who believe in Hinduism, consider the day to be pure as well as auspicious. This day comes once every month and mostly the major festivals like Holi, Raksha-Bandhan are celebrated on full moon days i.e. when the moon is big and bright. It is the day of fasting and making donations to a Brahmin, particularly in the form of food. There is a tradition of conducting a Katha (reciting a religious story) on Purnima. Lord Satyanarayana, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu is worshipped on this special day as it is a common theory that he came to Earth to save mankind as a human on the day of Purnima only. Be it any ceremony, conducting it on Purnima is considered beneficial to all, for instance, the mundan of a child or the naamkaran.

Religious Practices

Moon is worshipped by Hindus on Purnima. It is said that Lord Indra and Moon are in the same shape on this day. Legends and Shastras suggest Moon be the governing planet of our mind or heart. Our emotions and feelings depend on it. Moon is also linked with Lord Shiva as he wears it on his head. Worshipping Lord Shiva on Purnima is thus considered crucial to attaining the desired results. Meditating, observing a fast and worshipping on Purnima is mandatory for Hindus since by doing so, you receive good health, ample wealth and prosperity. If you are seeking the blessings of God to beget children, you must observe fast on Purnima. In the month of Chaitra, Hanuman Jayanti falls on the Purnima. In the Month of Baisakh, the Purnima is celebrated as Gautam Buddha Jayanti.

Astrological Significance of Full Moon

Astrologically, the day of Poornima is of immense importance. Fasting on this day helps you get rid of physical as well as mental ailments. On the day of Purnima, the planets and constellations, move in a favourable motion. Therefore, any auspicious ceremony can be performed on this day. In Vedic astrology, Moon is responsible for your mind, brain, mother as well as liquids inside or outside your body. That’s why astrologers have devised methods to give the necessary power to the planet so it brings good results in your life. Chanting a shloka “ॐ श्रां श्रीं श्रौं सः चंद्रमसे नमः! / Om Shram Shreem Shroum Sah Chandramase Namah” brings peace in life. Not just the astrologers. But also the scientists believe that high-tides in the oceans are an outcome of Moon's impact. Human body is also 70% water and thus can’t remain unaffected by the Moon.

Guru Purnima and Buddha Purnima

In the month of Ashad, the Purnima that falls is called Guru Purnima while that in the month of Baisakh is called Buddha Purnima. The purity of the day can be estimated by the mere fact that all the fast and festivals that matter most in any religion generally fall on the day of Purnima. Kartik Purnima is also the birthday of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, for instance. Also, Ved Vyas Ji, who narrated the Mahabharata, was born in the month of Ashad on Purnima only. The tithi of Purnima holds significance religiously, spiritually, scientifically, as well as in our culture.

Rituals involved

  • Take a bath in fresh water early in the morning.
  • Sprinkle holy water of river Ganga in the worshipping area of your house as well as the whole premises.
  • If you are observing a fast, wear white clothes.
  • Worship Lord Shiva following the customs.
  • If you can afford, you must offer a meal to poor and needy.

Do’s and Don'ts

  • Donate white things on the day of Purnima.
  • Worship Lord Chandra along with Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.
  • Take a bath at night and sit in the moonlight.
  • Narrate the Katha of Satyanarayan in groups.
  • If there’s any child in your home, do not allow any outsider to take the role of caretaker.
  • Stay away from Peepal tree.
  • Don’t go outside after sunset and avoid eating outside food too.
  • Respect the guests that visit you.

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