Purnima January 2015 date and time – Full moon day Vrat and Pujas in January 2015

Full moon day in a Hindu lunar month is referred as Purnima. Vrat (fasting) and special pujas are held on the day. Purnima January 2015 date is January 5. The Purnima time is from 9:23 AM on January 4, 2015 and ends at 10:23 AM on January 5. Purnima Vrat is on January 4. The day is an important bathing date during the Allahabad Magh Mela 2015.

This is the Paush purnima in most calendars. Poush Poornima is known as Pushya Pournami in Andhra Pradesh. In Tamil Calendars, it is the Margazhi Purnima.

Magh Mela – Snan at Prayag in Uttar Pradesh begins on Paush Purnima (This year Magh Snan coincides with the Kumbha Mela). Magh Snan is an important bathing ritual at Sangam in Allahabad. There is a popular belief that taking a holy dip at Sangam on the Paush Purnima day will help in attaining Moksha.

The day is also sacred for Shakambari Ma devotees. This Poornima also marks the end of Shakambari Navratri. Many temples in India conduct important pujas and rituals on the day. Shakambari Jayanti is held on the day.

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