Purnima is the full moon day in a traditional Hindu calendar and fast is observed on the day. In July 2015, the date of Purnima is July 2 and July 31. The July 2 Purnima is the Adhik Mahina Purnima or the full moon day in Extra month in Hindu lunar calendar. The time is from 8:39 AM on July 1 to 7:50 AM on July 2. The purnima fasting is marked on July 1. The next purnima is on July 31 and is the nija Ashada Purnima. The Poornima time is from 6:12 PM on July 30 to 4:36 PM on July 31. The Purnima fasting is marked on July 30 in most regions. The Purnima in July 2015 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