Purnima is the full moon day in a Hindu month. It is a highly auspicious day for Hindu communities. Purnima March 2017 time and date is March 12. The Purnima begins at 8:24 PM on March 11, 2017 and ends at 8:23 PM on March 12. This is the Phalgun Purnima in most calendars. March 12 is observed as Holika Dahan – Bonfire is lit on the day. Holi – playing with colors – is observed on the the next day on March 13, 2016
Purnima Vrat is also observed on March 11.
In calendars followed in Tamil Nadu, this is the Pournami day in Maasi Month.
Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Jayanti is also observed on the Phalgun Purnima day.