Purnima is the full moon day in a traditional Hindu calendar and fast is observed on the day. In July 2016, the date of Purnima is July 19. The time is from 4:40 AM on July 19 to 4:26 AM on July 20. The purnima fasting is marked on July 19. The Purnima in July 2016 is the Ashada Purnima in most regions.
Some Hindu communities observe fast on Purnima day. Special pujas and rituals are performed in many temples.
The day is also the last day in the Ashada month in the traditional Hindu calendar followed in