Purnima in 2018

Purnima - The night of Full Moon is called as Purnima (or Poornima). On this night, moon is visible as full circle and brighter than other days. According to purnimanta calendar, new month starts from the day next to Purnima. So you can say that the Purnima is the last day of month.
There are two types of traditional calendars - Solar (based upon Sun) and Lunisolar (based upon Moon). Sankranti is the beginning of new month according to Solar calendar.
New Year 2018 - If you are looking for 'hindu calendar new year 2018', then the simple answer is 18 March, 2018. If you are inserted in some more details, then continue reading.
According to Hindu calendar, Chaitra is considered as the first month of the year. The new year starts from first day of shukla paksha of Chaitra, so the new year date is 18 March 2018 (Sunday) according to lunisolar calendar.
According to solar calendar, the new year starts from Chaitra Sankranti, which means the new year date in 2018 is 14 March (Wednesday).
Many readers consider the festival of Vaisakhi as the new year day. But actually this festival is related to the harvesting season of wheat crop in the north India.
The information on this page is divided into following sections:

Purnima in August 2018

The night of Full Moon is called as Purnima or Poornima. On this night, moon is visible as full circle and brighter than other days. The date of Purnima in August 2018 is Sunday, 26th August. The date of Sharavana Purnima Vrat or Purnima Vrat in August 2018 is 26 August (Sunday). The festival of Raksha Bandhan is celebrated on the purnima of this month, so the date of Raksha Bandhan in 2018 is 26th August. Purnima Dates 2018

The Purnima coming on 26th August is Sharavana Purnima. As this is associated with the rotation of moon around the earth and each cycle takes little more than 29 days, so the day of purnima comes after almost 29 days.

Sankranti in August 2018

Sankranti in August 2018 is on 17 August (Friday) and this is the Simha Sankranti or Singh Sankranti (सिंह संक्राति). According to solar calendar, he month of Bhadra will start on this date. Bhadra is the sixth month of the year according to Bikarmi Samvat (Vikram Samvat) calendar.

Sankranti Dates 2018

Sankranti - The relative motion of Sun and Earth is divided into 12 Rashis or phases. The day when Sun moves from one Rashi to another is called as Sankranti. Sankranti is the first day of a month according to Indian traditional calendars based upon Solar movement. Chaitra is the first month of the year according to Bikrami Samvat calendar and hence the Sankranti of this month is considered as the new year day. So according to Indian calendar of 2018, the new year will start on Wednesday, 14th March 2018.
Sr. No. Sankranti Date Day of Week Indian Month
1. 14 JanuarySunday1 Magh
2. 12 FebruaryMonday1 Phalgun
3. 14 MarchWednesday1 Chaitra
4. 14 AprilSaturday1 Vaisakh
5. 14 MayMonday1 Jyeshtha
6. 15 JuneFriday1 Ashadha
7. 16 JulyMonday1 Sharaavana
8. 17 AugustFriday1 Bhadra
9. 17 SeptemberMonday1 Ashwin
10. 17 OctoberWednesday1 Kartik
11. 16 NovemberFriday1 Agahana
12. 16 DecemberSunday1 Pausha

Purnima Dates 2018


The list of Purnima dates in the year 2018 is given in the following table. Purnima Dates in 2018
Sr. No.Purnima DateDay of Week
1.2 JanuaryTuesday
2.31 JanuaryWednesday
3.1 MarchThursday
4.31 MarchSaturday
5.30 AprilMonday
6.29 MayTuesday
7.28 JuneThursday
8.27 JulyFriday
9.26 AugustSunday
10.25 SeptemberTuesday
11.24 OctoberWednesday
12.23 NovemberFriday
13.22 DecemberSaturday


Amavasya in 2018

Amavasya is the new moon day and the Moon is not visible on the night of amavasya. The amavasya in the month of August 2018 is on Saturday, 11th August. According to Amanta Calendar (Hindu calendar from Amavasya to Amavasya), this day is Ashadha Amavasya.
Sr. No.Masya DateDay of Week
1. 16, 17 JanuaryTuesday, Wednesday
2. 15 FebruaryThursday
3. 17 MarchSaturday
4. 15, 16 AprilSunday, Monday
5. 15 MayTuesday
6. 13 JuneWednesday
7. 13 JulyFriday
8. 11 AugustSaturday
9. 9 SeptemberSunday
10. 9 OctoberTuesday
11. 7 NovemberWednesday
12. 7 DecemberFriday