By | 05 Feb 2023 at 2:30 AM
Maghi Purnima 2023: Date, Time, Tithi, Importance and History

Maghi Purnima 2023: Also known as Magha Purnima, is the full moon of the Hindu calendar month Magha. This year’s event occurs on February 5. Numerous devotees venerate the Moon, and a portion of the population honours Gautama Buddha, the religious leader and founder of Buddhism. Hindus throughout India celebrate this auspicious day in a variety of ways, which are detailed in this article.

Magha Purnima 2023

Magha Purnima is an important day in Hindu calendar. During the month of Magha, religious texts describe the majesty of holy bathing and the observance of austerity. It is believed that every day in the month of Magha is a special day for performing acts of charity. Magha Purnima, also known as Maghi Purnima, is the final and most significant day of the month of Magha. At Prayag, the confluence of the rivers Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati, on Maghi Purnima, people perform rituals such as taking a holy bath, offering alms, donating a cow, and performing Homa.

Throughout the month of Magha, people bathe in the Ganges or the Yamuna early in the morning. The daily bathing begins on Paush Purnima and concludes on Magha Purnima. It is believed that all charitable work performed during this time will be fruitful. Consequently, people provide aid to the needy in accordance with their means. It is also the final day of Kalpawas, the one-month austerity camp erected on the Ganga riverbank in Prayag.

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Maghi Purnima 2023: Tithi

Magha Purnima on Sunday, February 5, 2023
Purnima Tithi Begins – 09:29 PM on Feb 04, 2023
Purnima Tithi Ends – 11:58 PM on Feb 05, 2023


Hindus consider the Magha month to be the most significant of all Hindu calendar months. Devotees observe Maghi Purnima by fasting, bathing in holy waters, donating to charitable causes, and praying to gods such as Vishnu and Hanuman. Hindus believe that bathing in certain rivers, such as the Ganges (Ganges), Yamuna, and Kaveri, is extremely providential. According to Hindu mythology, Lord Vishnu resides in the river Ganga on this day, and touching the water is extremely beneficial for people. Most devotees believe that, combined with the prayers offered on this day, their wishes will almost certainly come true on this day.

The people of India have regionally distinct customs. Each year, the southern state of Tamil Nadu hosts a unique float festival. On floats are mounted idols of their gods, Meenakshi and Lord Sundeshwara. North India (cities such as Allahabad and Prayag) holds an annual Magha Mela (a large religious fair) at the confluence of Ganges (Ganges), Yamuna, and the mythical Sarasvati River.

In addition to its religious significance, this day is also significant from an astrological standpoint. As the sun transitions into Capricorn, the moon enters the Cancer constellation. It is believed that the holy dip eliminates all problems associated with the sun and moon, and the month itself helps people adjust to the changing seasons. People find the courage and strength to face the upcoming season.

Buddhism adherents believe that Lord Buddha announced his impending death on Maghi Purnima, which is another reason for the festival’s significance. According to legend, an earthquake occurred as soon as he uttered the words, as if the Earth itself were shaken by the news. His followers believe that the Earth shook exactly this way when Buddha was born, when he attained enlightenment (became the world-renowned religious leader), and when he died. On this day, Buddhists conduct religious ceremonies, pray to Buddha, and make donations to the disadvantaged. Multiple Buddhist villages in India host festivals and events to honour Buddha.

Purnima dates in 2023 and Purnima Tithi End

Pausa Purnima
January 6th, Friday
Tithi Timing : Jan 06, 2:14 AM – Jan 07, 4:37 AM
Magha Purnima
February 5th, Sunday
Tithi Timing : Feb 04, 9:30 PM – Feb 05, 11:58 PM
Phalguna Purnima
March 7th, Tuesday
Tithi Timing : Mar 06, 4:17 PM – Mar 07, 6:10 PM
Chaitra Purnima
April 6th, Thursday
Tithi Timing : Apr 05, 9:19 AM – Apr 06, 10:04 AM
Vaisakha Purnima
May 5th, Friday
Tithi Timing : May 04, 11:44 PM – May 05, 11:04 PM
Jyeshta Purnima
June 4th, Sunday
Tithi Timing : Jun 03, 11:17 AM – Jun 04, 9:11 AM
Ashadha Purnima
July 3rd, Monday
Tithi Timing : Jul 02, 8:21 PM – Jul 03, 5:08 PM
Sravana Purnima
August 1st, Tuesday
Tithi Timing : Aug 01, 3:52 AM – Aug 02, 12:01 AM
Sravana Purnima
August 31st, Thursday
Tithi Timing : Aug 30, 10:58 AM – Aug 31, 7:05 AM
Bhadrapada Purnima
September 29th, Friday
Tithi Timing : Sep 28, 6:49 PM – Sep 29, 3:27 PM
Ashvina Purnima
October 28th, Saturday
Tithi Timing : Oct 28, 4:17 AM – Oct 29, 1:54 AM
Kartika Purnima
November 27th, Monday
Tithi Timing : Nov 26, 3:53 PM – Nov 27, 2:46 PM
Agrahayana Purnima
December 26th, Tuesday
Tithi Timing : Dec 26, 5:47 AM – Dec 27, 6:03 AM


Year Date Day
2022 February 16 Wednesday
2023 February 5 Sunday
2024 February 24 Saturday
2025 February 15 Saturday
2026 February 1 Sunday