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About 2016 Chaitra Purnima 2016

2016 Chaitra Purnima
22th April, 2016 (Friday)

 

Purnima April 2016 Date and Time – Full moon day in Hindu Calendar in April 2016

 
Purnima Tithi Begins = 08:20 am on 21/April/2016
Purnima Tithi Ends = 10:53 am on 22/April/2016
 
Purnima is the full moon day in a traditional Hindu lunar calendar. In South India, the full moon day is known as Pournami. Purnima April 2016 date is April 22. Time is from 8:20 AM on April 21 to 10:53 AM on April 22. The Purnima Vrat Vrat is the Hindi term of fast . It is a process in which devotees do not consume food or/and water on the days dedicated to the Gods they believe in, to show their dedication and to gain health and prosperity(fasting) is on April 21. The Purnima in April 2016 is the Chaitra Poornima.
 
During Chaitra month, people wake up in an early morning and take a bath in the river Ganga or in the Yamuna river throughout the month. 
 
In Hindu community, the day is considered highly auspicious and some communities keep Vrat or Fast (Purnima fasting) on the Poornima day from sunrise to sunset on the day. It is believed that all charity work or dana (giving) is an important part of one’s Hindu dharma done during this time are fructified easily. 
 
April 22 is celebrated as Hanuman Jayanti. Vaishakh Snan also begins on the day.
 
April 22, 2016, is also the last day in Chaitra Month in North India.

 


 
 
 

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