Purnima in March 2024 Date: Check Full Moon Tithi & Pooranmashi

Check here all purnima tithi that falls in 2024. The upcoming purnima in March 2024 is Phalguna Purnima

Purnima is also known as full moon day or Pooranmashi. It occurs once every month and on this day the Moon, the Earth and the Sun align on a straight line.

This special day is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi and devotees offers special prayers to them and seek their blessings.

According to Hindu mythology, observing a fast on the day of Purnima brings even more blessings to the devotees. Taking a dip in the holy water of river Ganga and Yamuna is also a famous practice on Purnima.

There are total 12 Purnima in 2024 with every Purnima having a story and significance of its own. Devotees looking for more information related to Purnima 2024 vrat can find the same from this article.

All Purnima 2024 Vrat Date

The table below presents the date, day and timing of all Pooranmashi falls this year:

January Paush Purnima    January 25, 2024, Thursday
FebruaryMagha PurnimaFebruary 24, 2024, Saturday

Phalguna PurnimaMarch 25, 2024, Monday
AprilChaitra PurnimaApril 23, 2024, Tuesday
MayVaishakha PurnimaMay 23, 2024, Thursday
JuneJyeshtha PurnimaJune 21, 2024, Friday
JulyAshadha PurnimaJuly 21, 2024, Sunday
AugustShravana PurnimaAugust 19, 2024, Monday
SeptemberBhadrapada PurnimaSeptember 17, 2024, Tuesday
OctoberAshwin PurnimaOctober 17, 2024, Thursday
NovemberKartika PurnimaNovember 15, 2024, Friday
DecemberMargashirsha PurnimaDecember 15, 2024, Sunday

*The timings for pooranmashi January 2024 and other months as mentioned above may vary slightly depending on location and should be checked carefully before observing the fast.

Why do people observe vrat on Purnima?

Purnima or full moon falls once every month and observing a fast on this day is believed to bring good fortune and salvation to the observer. The sins committed in the past life are washed away by taking a bath in the Ganga river.

Other than this Purnima that falls in different months have their own special significance. Let us see an overview of importance of all Purnima vrats one by one:

  1. Paush Purnima Taking a dip in the holy waters of river Ganga and observing a fast on the day of Paush Purnima is believed to release a person from all his sins and he also fulfills all his wishes by the blessings of Gods. Paush Purnima generally falls in the month of January.
  2. Magha PurnimaThose willing for peace and purity of mind should observe a fast on the day of Magha Purnima and take a holy bath in the rivers of Ganga or Yamuna. Blessings earned by doing charity work on this day is said to be equivalent of doing Maha Yagya. Magha Purnima generally falls in the month of February.
  3. Phalguna Purnima It is strongly believed that by observing a fast on Phalguna Purnima devotees will get divine blessings from Lord Vishnu and all their wishes will be fulfilled. It is believed that Goddess Lakshmi was born on Phalguna Purnima during the great Samudra Manthan. Phalguna Purnima generally falls in the month of March.
  4. Chaitra Purnima Observing a fast on the day of Chaitra Purnima removes all obstacles from a persons life that stay in their way of attaining health, wealth and prosperity. It helps in getting rid of bad karma. Chaitra Purnima generally falls in the month of April.
  5. Vaishakha Purnima Other than bringing good fortune and health, keeping a fast on Vaishakh Purnima helps prevent immature death. Lord Chitragupta, who is a companion of Yama Raj is prayed on this day for preventing bad karma that brings early death. Vaishakha Purnima generally falls in the month of May.
  6. Jyeshtha PurnimaA fast is normally observed by married women on the Jyeshtha Purnima as it is said to grant to long lives to their husbands. In addition to this, other desires and wishes of women who bath in Ganga river on this day also gets fulfilled. Jyeshtha Purnima generally falls in the month of June.
  7. Ashadha Purnima Ashadha Purnima is considered as a very auspicious day and by keeping a fast on this day, one can achieve all the wealth, prosperity and happiness he has been longing for. Ashadha Purnima generally falls in the month of July.
  8. Shravan Purnima The festival of Raksha Bandhan is celebrated on the day of Shravana (Sawan) Purnima. On this day, devotees offer sacred thread (raksha sutra) to Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu, Goddess Laksmi and Lord Hanuman and pray to the Gods to protect them from all the evil. Sisters also tie rakhi to their brothers and the brothers promise their sisters to protect from the all the evils of the world. Shravana Purnima generally falls in the month of August.
  9. Bhadrapada Purnima Devotees observe a fast on Bhadrapada Purnima for seeking redemption of the sins committed in the previous life. Pitru Paksha Shraddha begins the day after Bhadrapada Purnima. During this period, people pay homage to their ancestors and pooja for this are also performed. Bhadrapada Purnima generally falls in the month of September.
  10. Ashwin Purnima Ashwin Purnima, famously known as Sharad Purnima is a very auspicious day and many people observe a fast on this day believing it to bring them health and wealth. It is also believed that by observing a fast on this day, unmarried girls will get a suitable partner. It is also believed that those who stay awake on the night of Sharad Purnima and worship Goddess Lakshmi receive Her immense blessings. Ashwin Purnima generally falls in the month of October.
  11. Kartika PurnimaTaking a holy dip in river Ganga on the day of Kartik Purnima (Kartik Snan) is considered very beneficial as this day is believed to be very auspicious itself. All kinds of ceremonies and festivities can be performed on this day. Dev Deepawali, the festival of lights of the gods, is also celebrated on the day of Kartika Purnima. Kartika Purnima generally falls in the month of November.
  12. Margashirsha Purnima By bathing in Ganga and offering charity to the poor on the day of Margashirsha Purnima is believed to release one from his sins of past lives. It is also, said that the young girls who take a holy dip in the Yamuna river on Margashirsha Purnima will get desired life partner. Margashirsha Purnima generally falls in the month of December.

Purnima Vrat Vidhi

Purnima is considered as an auspicious day under Hindu mythology and many people observe a fast on this day. As it is known already that every Purnima has a significance of its own, let us now proceed with the pooja vidhi. People who observe a fast on Purnima should get up early and take a bath.

Prayers are offered to Lord Vishnu on this day and many people also organize Shri Satyanarayana Puja at their homes on Purnima day. Sweets and fruits are offered to the God and mantras and Purnima vrat katha are recited by the devotees.

A fast is kept all day long and people only consume fruits and water. The fast should be opened the next day after taking a bath and offering prayers. One thing to note here is that if Purnima starts during Madhyahna period on previous day, the fast is observed one day before Purnima, i.e., on Chaturdashi.

Frequently Asked Questions

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