Vaishakh Purnima 2016 Date

Vaishakha Purnima, Baisakh Purnima 2016, Vaishakh Purnima Date, Vaishakh Poornima, Vaishakh Pournami, Full moon day in Vaisakh month, When is Vaishakh Purnima in 2016?, 21st May 2016

According to Hindu lunar calender, Full moon day is known as Purnima or Pournami. Purnima in the month of Vaishakh is called as Vaishakh purnima. Fasting is observed on this day as Purnima Vrat. Vaishakh purnima is observed as Kurma Jayanti. God Vishnu is worshiped on this day as kurma Avatar. It is believed that, a person who takes early bath and performs homas, rituals, fasts to worship Lord Vishnu is immensely blessed. This year, Vaishakh purnima is on Saturday, 21st May 2016.

Buddha purnima is also celebrated on Vaishakh purnima day in India and Nepal. On this day, people light diyas before the idol of buddha and decorate their homes with flowers. Purnima snan and Satyanarayana Vrat are other rituals performed on Vaishakh Purnima.

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