Purnima is the full moon day in a Hindu month. It is a highly auspicious day for Hindu communities. Purnima March 2011 date is March 19. The Purnima time is from 02:22 AM on March 19, 2011 and ends at 11:59 PM on March 19. This is the Phalgun Purnima in most calendars. The day is observed as Holika Dahan – Bonfire is lit on the day and Holi – playing with colors – is observed the next day. Purnima Vrat is also observed on March 19. In calendars followed in Tamil Nadu, this is the Pournami day in Painguni Month. Paiguni Uthiram is observed on the day. Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Jayanti is also observed on the Phalgun Purnima day.