Purnima, aka: Purṇimā, Pūrṇimā; 8 Definition(s)
Purnima means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)
Purṇimā (पुर्णिमा) refers to “full-moon” day. The first lunar day (tithi) starts the day after amāvāsyā, or ‘new-moon day’. After fifteen tithis there is purṇimā (full-moon), after which the counting of tithis starts again for another fifteen days where it ends with amāvāsya again. The term is used throughout Jyotiṣa literature.Source: Wisdom Library: Jyotiṣa
Purnima is the time of full-moon, or that period of time when the Moon is farthest from the Sun.Source: archive.org: South Indian Festivities (astronomy)
Pūrṇimā (पूर्णिमा).—Full Moon. Note: Pūrṇimā is a Sanskrit technical term used in ancient Indian sciences such as Astronomy, Mathematics and Geometry.Source: Wikibooks (hi): Sanskrit Technical Terms
Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
1a) Pūrṇimā (पूर्णिमा).—A śakti on the ṣoḍaśa-patrābjā.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 32. 12.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: ACHC: Smarta Puja
Languages of India and abroad
pūrṇimā (पूर्णिमा).—f (S) The day of full moon.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Pūrṇimā (पूर्णिमा).—The day of full moon; निखिलान्निशि पूर्णिमा तिथीनुपतस्थेऽतिथिरेकिका तिथिः (nikhilānniśi pūrṇimā tithīnupatasthe'tithirekikā tithiḥ) N.2.76.
See also (synonyms): pūrṇimāsī, pūrṇamā.Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
(-mā) Day of full moon. E. pūrṇa full, (the moon,) imak aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
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The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
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The Bhagavata Purana (by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)
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The Brahma Purana (by G. P. Bhatt)