Vaishakh Purnima 2023: Date, Significance, Vrat Vidhi and Benefits

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Vaishakh Purnima falls on the full moon day in the month of Vaisakh, which typically falls between late April and early May. It is a significant day in the Hindu calendar as many Devotees observe fast and perform certain religious rituals for good luck and fortune.

Vaishakh Purnima is the second full moon in the year according to the Hindu lunar calendar. 

The festival has different meanings and is celebrated differently in different parts of India. In the south, it is celebrated as Buddha Purnima, which marks the birth, enlightenment, and death of Lord Buddha. It is also considered an auspicious day to perform sacred rituals and offer prayers to ancestors.

The festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm and devotion across India. Devotees visit temples, take holy baths in rivers or other sacred bodies of water, offer prayers and perform charity. In some places, processions are held with people singing and dancing to traditional music. The day is also marked by the distribution of food and sweets to the poor and needy.

Also Read: Importance of Chaitra Purnima

So, let’s get to know more about the Date, Rituals and Significance of Vaisakh  Purnima 2023.

Vaisakh Purnima 2023: Date, Muhurat and Timings

This year, Vaishakh Purnima will be observed on Friday, 05 May 2023

  • Purnima Tithi Starts: 11:44 p.m on May 04, 2023
  • Purnima Tithi Ends:  11:03 p.m on May 05, 2023

Find Out Date and Muhurat of Vaisakh Amavasya 2023

Significance of Vaisakh Purnima

Vaisakhi Purnima is a significant festival in the Hindu calendar with different meanings and interpretations depending on the region and the community celebrating it. So, let’s find the significance of Vaisakhi Purnima in various aspects.

Harvest Festival 

Vaisakhi Purnima also marks the beginning of the harvest season in many parts of India, especially in the northern states of Punjab and Haryana. Farmers thank God for the bountiful harvest and seek blessings for a prosperous future.

Buddha Purnima 

In some parts of India, Vaisakhi Purnima is celebrated as Buddha Purnima, which marks the birth, enlightenment, and death of Lord Buddha. It is a day to reflect on the teachings of Buddha and to practice compassion and kindness.

Auspicious Day

Vaisakhi Purnima is considered an auspicious day to perform sacred rituals and offer prayers to ancestors. People take holy baths in rivers or other sacred bodies of water, offer food and clothes to the poor and needy, and seek blessings for their families.

Cultural Significance

Vaisakhi Purnima is an important cultural festival in India, celebrated with great enthusiasm and devotion. People dress up in colourful traditional attire, sing and dance to folk music, and enjoy festive food and sweets.

Overall, Vaisakhi Purnima is a day of celebration, gratitude, and reflection, with deep spiritual and cultural significance for many communities in India.

Also Read: Importance of Baisakhi as Harvest Festival

Vaisakh Purnima 2023 Vrat Puja Vidhi

Vaisakh Purnima holds greater significance for performing Satyanarayan puja to please Lord Satyanarayan and Maa Lakshmi to attract fortune and success. So, let’s find the religious rituals to be performed on Vaisakh Purnima.

  • Wake up early in the morning before dawn and take a bath and wear clean clothes. 
  • After that, offer Argh to the Sun God while chanting Surya Mantra or ‘Om Suryaya Namah’.
  • Worship and offer prayers to Lord Vishnu and Lord Hanuman.
  • Take a vow for the fast and worship Lord Satyanarayana.
  • Recite ‘Satyanarayana Katha’ and prepare sacred food, which is offered as Bhog to the deity. 
  • Fruits, supari, banana leaves, moli, incense sticks, and sandalwood paste are offered to Lord Vishnu, and elaborate arrangements are made at various temples during Satyanarayana Puja.
  • After worshipping Chandra Deva (Moon God) ritually in the night, offer water to him.
  • Donate a vessel filled with raw food (Kachcha Anna) to the needy.

Also Know: How to perform Satyanarayan Vrat Puja?


Natives with the weak moon in their Horoscope usually struggle with anxiety and depression. Such natives should participate in Satyanarayan Vrat Puja on this day and offer water to the moon in the evening. This helps to resolve problems and get rid of struggles. It is also advised to keep fast on Vaisakh Purnima to attract positive energy. 

Benefits of Observing Vaisakh Purnima Vrat

  • Observing Vaisakh Purnima vrat fast creates positive energy in your surroundings. 
  • It helps to keep you safe from negative energies and unprecedented accidents.
  • Purnima brings peace and harmony to your family. 
  • Vaisakh Purnima vrat fulfils all your desires and wishes.
  • You receive blessings from Lord Satyanarayan and Maa Lakshmi.
  • Vaisakh Purnima Vrat blesses you with wealth, good fortune and opulence.

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