Purnima is the full moon day in a traditional Hindu calendar and fast is observed on the day. In July 2013, the date of Purnima is July 22. The Purnima fasting is marked on July 22. The time is from 2:20 AM on July 22 to 11:54 PM on July 22. The Purnima in July 2013 is the Ashada Purnima in most regions. In Tamil Calendar, it is the Aadi Purnima.
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