Purnima January 2016 date and time – Full moon day Vrat and Pujas in January 2016

Full moon day in a Hindu lunar month is referred as Purnima. Vrat (fasting) and special pujas are held on the day. Purnima January 2016 date is January 23 in majority regions. In some regions, it is on January 24. The Purnima time is from 7:21 AM on January 23, 2015 and ends at 7:15 AM on January 24. Purnima Vrat is on January 23. The day is an important bathing date during the Allahabad Magh Mela 2016.

This is the Paush purnima in most calendars. In Tamil Calendars, it is the Thai 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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