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  • Thursday 18th Aug 2016
Raksha Bandhan Purnima Upavas Sanskrit Diwas
Purnima Days, Pournami Days

Purnima Full Moon

Pournami Vratam and Shri Satyanarayana Puja are observed on full moon day and might be observed one day before of Purnima Tithi.


Muhurat to tie Rakhi on Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan Thread Ceremony Time = 06:08 to 14:56
Duration = 8 Hours 48 Mins
Aparahan Time Raksha Bandhan Muhurat = 13:47 to 14:56
Duration = 1 Hour 9 Mins

Raksha Bandhan Bhadra got over before Sunrise
Purnima Tithi Begins = 16:27 on 17/Aug/2016
Purnima Tithi Ends = 14:56 on 18/Aug/20162016 Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan is celebrated in Shravana month during full moon day or Purnima day. The best time to tie Rakhi on Raksha Bandhan is during Aparahna which is late afternoon according to Hindu division of the day. If Aparahna time is not available then Pradosh time is also suitable to perform rituals related to Raksha Bandhan.


Raksha Bandhan rituals should not be done during Bhadra. Bhadra is malicious time which should be avoided for all auspicious work. Most Hindu religious texts, including Vratraj, advise to avoid Bhadra time to tie Rakhi during Raksha Bandhan festival.


It should be noted that Bhadra prevails during first half of Purnima Tithi. Hence one should wait for Bhadra to get over before starting any auspicious work. In North India it is customary to tie Rakhi in the morning which might not be suitable time to do it. The DrikPanchang's team believes that it might be due to ignorance. When such information is easily available one should avoid tying Rakhi during Bhadra.


Some sources advise to avoid Bhadra Mukha and perform Rakhi ceremony during Bhadra Punchha if it has to be done during Bhadra in early morning. However our team was not able to find any authority to validate this belief.


To avoid doing Rakhi ceremony at an inauspicious time it is advisable to check some Panchang like DrikPanchang.com to find the right time to perform it. We list all Shubh timings which are available to tie Rakhi for most cities across the globe.


2016 Purnima Fasting Days

Purnima Full Moon

Purnima fasting might be observed either on Purnima day or on one day before Purnima day i.e. on Chaturdashi day depending on starting time of Purnima Tithi on previous day.


Purnima fasting on Chaturdashi occurs only when Purnima starts during Madhyahna period on previous day. It is believed that if Chaturdashi prevails beyond Madhyahna then it pollutes Purnima Tithi and this Chaturdashi day should not be considered for Purnima fasting even if Purnima prevails during evening. There are no two opinions on this rule and DrikPanchang.com lists Purnima fasting days according to this rule.


In North India full moon day is known as Purnima or Poornima. However in South India full moon day is known as Pournami or Pournima and fasting on this day is known as Pournami Vratam. Pournami Vratam is observed from sunrise to till sighting of the moon.


Pournami Fasting days might not be same for two locations. Hence one should set the location before noting down Pournami Vratam dates.


Sanskrit Diwas Timings

Purnima Tithi Begins = 16:27 on 17/Aug/2016
Purnima Tithi Ends = 14:56 on 18/Aug/20162016 Sanskrit Diwas

Sanskrit Diwas is celebrated to mark the importance of Sanskrit language, the mother of all Indian languages and the first among the ancient languages spoken in India. Sanskrit Diwas is annually observed on the Shravana Purnima day as per Hindu lunar calendar. Sanskrit Diwas is also known as Sanskrit Day.


Sanskrit Day was first observed in the year 1969. Various activities, seminar and workshops are organized on the day of Sanskrit Diwas to promote the Vedic language. In current time, the usage of Sanskrit has been limited to only Puja-Patha and academic activities.


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