Poornima, or Purnima, is the full moon day in a traditional Hindu lunar calendar. In
South India, the full moon day is known as Pournami. The Purnima in April 2011 is the Chaitra Poornima. The date of Purnima is April 18, 2011. Some Hindu communities observe a fast on the day from morning to evening on the day. The fast is on April 17, 2011.
April 18, 2011 is observed as Hanuman Jayanti. Vaishakh Snan also begins on the day.
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