Shravan Purnima 2016 time and date – Full moon day in Sawan Month 2016

Shravan Purnima, or the full moon day in the month of Sawan, is a highly auspicious day in Hinduism. Nariyali Poornima and Raksha Bandhan are observed on the day. Shravan Purnima 2016 date is August 18. The Purnima begins at on August 17 and ends at AM on August 18.

Sawan Poornima also marks the end of holy month Shravan in North India.

This Purnima is known as Gamha Poornima in Orissa. Hayagriva Jayanti and Yajurveda Upakarma are also observed on the day. In South India, Brahmins observe the day as Avani Avittam.

The annual Amarnath Yatra and Jhulan Yatra also concludes on the day.