Purnima September 2016 Time and Date – Full Moon Day in Hindu Calendar in September 2016

Purnima is the full moon day in a traditional Hindu lunar calendar. In September 2016, the date of Purnima is September 16.  The Purnima fasting is marked on September 16. The time of Poornima tithi is from 2:22 AM on September 16 to 12:48 AM on September 17. The Purnima in September 2016 is the Bhadrapad Purnima in most regions. In Tamil Calendar, it is the Puratassi Purnima. Fasting and taking a dip in holy are the main religious practice for Hindus on the day.

Shradh Rituals – Pitru Paksha Shradh – begins from September 17. Those observing Purnima Shradh must perform it on September 16. Pratipada Shradh or first day of the Shradh is also observed on the day in some 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 Bhadrapad month in the traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India.