The basic facts about Navratri and Purnima Pooja


The basic facts about Navratri and Purnima Pooja

There are many festivities present under the Hindu culture. Out of which few are celebrated zealously. These festivals, or what they name as Utsavas, are events from the Hindu Mythology that are celebrated with lot of devotion. Few out of them are very famous amongst individuals across the continent, even from other religion. One is Purnima pooja and another is Navratri pooja.

Purnima Pooja

The Purnima day is the day when lunar eclipse takes place. That is there is a full moon on this day. This particular day is considered to be one of the most auspicious days for carrying out festivals or rituals. These rituals are generally meant for clearing all pain and distress from one’s life thus leading to spiritual advancements. The full moon is said to occur about 12 days per 365.25 days as there are 12.37 lunar phases with full cycles a year which means there are 12 full cycles thus 12 full moons. In addition to this there is 1/3rd of cycle extra.

On the day of Purnima generally devotees keep partial fast thus avoiding common salt, grains, pulses, wheat and rice in this duration whose consumption might forbid the fast. However they can have fruits or milk. The fast is generally broken in the evening after watching the full moon in the evening. Purnima Pooja 2017 is supposed to have the following full moon days and these corresponding Purnima Poojas.

12 January (Thursday): Paush Purnima

10 February (Friday): Magha Purnima

12 March (Sunday): Phalguna Purnima

11 April (Tuesday): Chaitra Purnima

10 May (Wednesday): Vaishakha Purnima

10 June (Friday):Jyeshtha Purnima

09July (Sunday):Ashadha Purnima

07 August (Monday):Shravana Purnima

06September (Wednesday): Bhadrapada Purnima

05 October (Thursday):Ashwin Purnima

04 November (Saterday):Kartik Purnima

03December (Sunday): Margashirsha Purnima



Navratri Puja

Navratri as the term sounds, it is about nine nights. This is a festival which is followed by Hindus from all around of the world. It is considered to be one of the most auspicious and pious festival. These are the days when the Goddess of Power is worshipped for seeking protection and blessings from every possible threat. A large progression of customs and rituals are followed on these days. During these days, you are supposed to wake up early in the morning, sharp at sunrise. Then, take bath and wear clean clothes. Then start worshipping the Idol in accordance to the customs. This festival is celebrated in order to bring prosperity and peace in life, so that you can divert your mind from all wrong doings. Thus allowing complete indulgence pure and holy devotion. Navratri puja is held four times a year depending on the lunar calendar. These are

  • Vasanta Navratri: March-April
  • Ashad Navratri: June-July
  • Sharad Navratri: September to October
  • Pausha/Magha Navaratri: December to January

Navratri Pooja 2016 is supposed to be held in the following scheduled dates corresponding to the intended Navratri period:

  • Vasanta Navaratri: 28th March to 05th April 2017
  • Ashad Navaratri: 24th June to 03rd July
  • Sharad Navaratri : 21st Sep to 30th Sep 2017
  • Pausha Navaratri: 17th January to 24th January
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Category: festival 2017

Jan, 03 2017 01:04 pm