Full moon day in a Hindu lunar month is referred as Purnima. Vrat (fasting) and special pujas are held on the day. Purnima January 2013 date is January 27. The Purnima time is from 8:16 AM on January 26, 2013 and ends at 9:40 AM on January 27. Purnima Vrat is on January 26. The day is an important bathing date during the Allahabad Kumbha Mela 2013.
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
. There is a popular belief that taking a holy dip at Sangam on the Paush Purnima day will help in attaining Moksha. Allahabad
The day is also sacred for Shakambari Ma devotees. This Poornima also marks the end of Shakambari Navratri. Many temples in
conduct important pujas and rituals on the day. Shakambari Jayanti is held on the day. India
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