Purnima is the full moon day in a Hindu month. It is a highly auspicious day for Hindu communities. Purnima March 2016 time and date is March 23. The Purnima begins at 3:13 PM on March 22, 2015 and ends at 5:31 PM on March 23. This is the Phalgun Purnima in most calendars. March 23 is observed as Holika Dahan – Bonfire is lit on the day. Holi – playing with colors – is observed on the the next day on March 24, 2016
Purnima Vrat is also observed on March 22.
In calendars followed in Tamil Nadu, this is the Pournami day in Panguni Month.
Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Jayanti is also observed on the Phalgun Purnima day.