Purnima August 2016 Time and Date – Full Moon Day in August 2016

Purnima is the full moon day in a traditional Hindu calendar and fast and holy bath is performed on the day. In August 2016, the date of Purnima is August 18. The Purnima fasting is marked on August 17. The time of Purnima tithi is from 4:27 PM on August 17 to 2:56 PM on August 18. The Purnima in August 2016 is the Shravan 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 Shravan month in the traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India.

Auspicious days include
Raksha Bandhan is observed on August 18.
Amarnath Yatra ends on August 18.
Nariyali Purnima in Maharashtra on August 18.
Upakarma - August 18