Pournami Dates 2018

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Find a comprehensive list of Pournami 2018 / Purnima 2018 dates on this page. We have accurately calculated these dates as per Hindu Panchang that cover all Purnimas such as Guru Purnima, Sharad Purnima, and Kartik Purnima. Pournami 2018 / Purnima 2018 date that you find here are applicable for both North India and South India.

Pournami 2018 / Amavasai 2018 / Pradosham 2018 / Karthigai 2018 / Ashtami 2018 / Navami 2018 / Sashti 2018 / Sankatahara Chathurthi 2018 / Thiruvonam 2018 / Matha Sivarathiri 2018 / Ekadhasi 2018 / Chathurthi 2018

Year – 2018 Amavasai Pournami Pradosham Karthigai Ashtami Navami Sashti Sankatahara Chathurthi Thiruvonam Matha Sivarathiri Ekadhasi Chathurthi
January

16 Tue

01 Mon


31 Wed

14 Sun


29 Mon

26 Fri

09 Tue


25 Thu

10 Wed


26 Fri

07 Sun


23 Tue

05 Fri

18 Thu

15 Mon

12 Fri


27 Sat

21 Sun

February

15 Thu

N/A

13 Tue


27 Tue

22 Thu

08 Thu


23 Fri

09 Fri


24 Sat

06 Tue


21 Wed

03 Sat

14 Wed

13 Tue

11 Sun


26 Mon

19 Mon

March

17 Sat

01 Thu


31 Sat

14 Wed


29 Thu

22 Thu

10 Sat


24 Sat

11 Sun


25 Sun

07 Wed


23 Fri

05 Mon

13 Tue

15 Thu

13 Tue


27 Tue

21 Wed

April

15 Sun

29 Sun

13 Fri


27 Fri

18 Wed

08 Sun


23 Mon

09 Mon


24 Tue

06 Fri


21 Sat

03 Tue

10 Tue

14 Sat

12 Thu


26 Thu

19 Thu

Year – 2018 Amavasai Pournami Pradosham Karthigai Ashtami Navami Sashti Sankatahara Chathurthi Thiruvonam Matha Sivarathiri Ekadhasi Chathurthi
May

15 Tue

29 Tue

13 Sun


27 Sun

15 Tue

08 Tue


22 Tue

09 Wed


23 Wed

06 Sun


20 Sun

03 Thu

07 Mon

13 Sun

11 Fri


25 Fri

18 Fri

June

13 Wed

27 Wed

11 Mon


25 Mon

12 Tue

07 Thu


21 Thu

08 Fri


22 Fri

05 Tue


19 Tue

02 Sat

03 Sun

12 Tue

10 Sun


24 Sun

17 Sun

July

13 Fri

27 Fri

10 Tue


25 Wed

09 Mon

06 Fri


20 Fri

07 Sat


21 Sat

04 Wed


18 Wed

01 Sun


31 Tue

01 Sun

11 Wed

09 Mon


23 Mon

16 Mon

August

11 Sat

26 Sun

09 Thu


23 Thu

05 Sun

05 Sun


19 Sun

06 Mon


20 Mon

03 Fri


17 Fri

30 Thu

24 Fri

09 Thu

07 Tue


22 Wed

14 Tue

Year – 2018 Amavasai Pournami Pradosham Karthigai Ashtami Navami Sashti Sankatahara Chathurthi Thiruvonam Matha Sivarathiri Ekadhasi Chathurthi
September

09 Sun

25 Tue

07 Fri


22 Sat

02 Sun

03 Mon


17 Mon

04 Tue


18 Tue

01 Sat


15 Sat

28 Fri

21 Fri

08 Sat

06 Thu


20 Thu

13 Thu

October

08 Mon

24 Wed

06 Sat


22 Mon

26 Fri

02 Tue


17 Wed

03 Wed


18 Thu

01 Mon


15 Mon

27 Sat

18 Thu

07 Sun

05 Fri


20 Sat

12 Fri

November

07 Wed

22 Thu

05 Mon


20 Tue

23 Fri

01 Thu


16 Fri


30 Fri

02 Fri


17 Sat

13 Tue


28 Wed

26 Mon

14 Wed

05 Mon

03 Sat


19 Mon

11 Sun

December

06 Thu

22 Sat

04 Tue


20 Thu

20 Thu

15 Sat


30 Sun

01 Sat


16 Sun


31 Mon

13 Thu


28 Fri

25 Tue

11 Tue

05 Wed

03 Mon


18 Tue

11 Tue

Pournami 2018 / Purnima 2018

Pournami Dates 2018

Pournami 2018 / Purnima 2018

Pournami 2018 / Purnima 2018 Dates or Full Moon Days/Dates 2018 (India – Tamilnadu). Pournami also called Purnima/Poornima is the Full Moon day in Hinduism.

Meaning of Pournami / Purnima

As per Monier Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary, Pournami / Purnima means the night or day of full moon. All full moon days are considered important. However, Guru Purnima is given special importance. The first full moon that comes after the summer solstice in the month of Ashadha is known as Guru Purnima. The day is seen as the transition of the first yogi or Adiyogi to the Adi Guru or the first Guru. Hence, the first yogi became the Adi Guru on this sacred day. This sacred day is celebrated when new opportunities opened up for the human race.

For a devotee, this day is like a shield of protection from mother nature. The day is also seen as a great time to receive profound blessings from the god. By receiving blessings on this day, you can transgress another dimension of existence, capability, and possibility.

Pournami 2018 / Purnima 2018 Fasting or Pournami 2018 / Purnima 2018 Viratham

Pournami / Purnima fasting on Chaturdashi occurs only when Pournami / Purnima starts during Madhyahna period on previous day. It is believed that if Chaturdashi prevails beyond Madhyahna then it pollutes Pournami / Purnima Tithi and this Chaturdashi day should not be considered for Pournami / Purnima fasting even if Pournami / Purnima prevails during evening. There are no two opinions on this rule.

In North India full moon day is known as Pournami or Purnima. However in South India full moon day is known as Pournami or Pournima and fasting on this day is known as Pournami Viratham. Pournami Viratham is observed from sunrise to till sighting of the moon.

Pournami Fasting days might not be same for two locations. Hence one should set the location before noting down Pournami Viratham dates.

Difference between Amavasai / Amavasya and Pournami / Purnima

  • As per Hindu lunar calendar, Pournami / Purnima is called full moon day while Amavasai / Amavasya is called no moon day or new moon day
  • When the moon is completely exposed to the sun, it is called Pournami / Purnima, and when the earth completely blocks the moon from the sun, it is called Amavasai / Amavasya
  • As we all know that the moon revolves around the earth, and the time taken by the moon to complete one rotation around the earth is called a lunar month. During this period, New moon (Amavasai / Amavasya) and full moon (Pournami / Purnima) occur and are separated by 14.765295 days in between
  • Evil powers and negative forces reign during Amavasai / Amavasya. On the contrary, positive forces and divine energy rule during Pournami / Purnima. Hence, this is the reason, Pournami / Purnima is considered to be highly auspicious in the Hindu tradition.

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