Chithirai Pournami is the Full Moon day in Chithirai Masam in Tamil Calendar. In 2015, Chithirai Pournami date is May 3. Paurnami begins at 7.59 AM on May 3 and ends at 9.11 AM on May 4th.
It is a very auspicious day as per Tamil Panjangam. In many temples like Madurai Meenakshi Temple, Thiruvannamalai Arunachala Temple, Chidambaram Natarajar Swamy Temple, etc.. grand rituals and pujas are observed.
In Madurai Meenakshi Temple, Chithirai festival is held during Pournami day. On this day, ‘Sri Kallazhagar or Kallalagar Vaigai Aatril Ezhuntharural’ is performed.
Chitra Pournami Girivalam at Thiruvannamalai temple is an auspicious event. More than a million devotees visit the temple and perform Girivalam on Chithra Purnima.
In 2015, Chithirai Pournami coincides with Vaishakha Purnima in other Hindu calendars followed in North India, Guajrat, Maharashtra, Karnataka & Andhra Pradesh. As per Kerala Malayalam Calendar, it is Meda Maasa Paurnami. And in Bengali Panjika, it is Baisakh Pournami.
Panchangam, Chithirai Pournami – 3 May 2015
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 05:56 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 18:51
Chandrodayam (Moonrise) 18:18 Chandrastama (Moonset) 00:00
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Chaturdashi – 07:59
Nakshatra Chitra – 08:44
Yoga Siddhi – 23:47
Karana Vishti – 20:39
Purnimanta Month Vaisaakha
Amavasyanta Month Vaisaakha
Shaka Samvatsara: Manmadha
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Kilaka
Rahu Kalam: 17:14 – 18:51
Gulika Kalam: 15:37 – 17:14
Yama Gandam: 12:23 – 14:00
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Mesha
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Tula
Amrita Kalam 25:04* – 26:47*
Abhijit: 11:58 – 12:49
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 14:45 – 16:28
Durmuhurthams: 17:08 – 17:59