Purnima, or Poornima, is the full moon day as per Hindu calendar. Poornima is considered a highly auspicious day by Hindus . Many important rituals and festivals take place on Purnima.
How to fast during Poornima:
The Purnima Fasting begins at Sunrise and ends after seeing the Moon. Most people only take food after seeing the moon or after evening prayers, however, the rules of Poornima fasting are not that strict. One may take food at one time during the day but WITHOUT SALT. The remaining day, one may eat fruits and nuts and milk, but MUST not eat (cereals or pulses – anaaj) and salt. Satyanarayana or Satya Narayana Puja is an important Pooja performed on the Purnima . Sri Satyanarayan Vrat for the divine blessings of health, wealth, prosperity, opulence, education; relief from troubles and sickness. It can also be performed because of success in business or career growth; during social functions like marriages, house-warming ceremonies, naming of the children and so on.