Purnima is the full moon day in a traditional Hindu lunar calendar. In September 2013, the date of Purnima is September 19. The Purnima fasting is marked on September 18. The time of Poornima tithi is from 6:11 PM on September 18 to 4:43 PM on September 19. The Purnima in September 2013 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 20. Those observing Purnima Shradh must perform it on September 19.
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