Pandu Purnima is observed on the full moon day in Margashirsh month (November – December). The day is of great significance in Orissa and especially in Lord Jagannath Temples. Pandu Purnima 2016 date is December 13. Lord Jagannath is believed to be performing Shradh to his parents during his incarnations of Lord Krishna and Lord Ram.
Lord Jagannath gives darshan to his devotees in white color silk cloth on the day.
Thousands of devotees gather to have this rare darshan of Lord Jagannath.