Poornima, or Purnima, is the full moon day in a traditional Hindu calendar. The Purnima in May 2010 is the Vaishaki Poornima in most regions. Vaishakh Snan ends on the day. In May 2010, the date of Full moon or Purnima is May 27.
Some Hindu communities observe fast on the day. Special pujas and rituals are performed in many temples.
The day is also the last day in the Vaishaka month in the traditional Hindu calendar followed in
The day is also observed as Kurma Jayanti.