Purnima or Poornima or Full Moon in April 2016 is known as Chaitra Purnima in Hindu Calendar. Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated on Chaitra Purnima day in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and some other states in India. In April 2016, Purnima date is 22 April.
This Full Moon is the first Poornima in Durmukhi nama samvatsara (Hindu Year 2016-2017).
In 2016, Chaitra Purnima falls in Chithirai Masam in Tamil Calendar and Meda Masam in Malayalam Calendar.
Chithirai Pournami marks the huge celebrations in Meenakshi Temple of Madurai and all Goddess Devi temples in Tamil Nadu.
Chaitra Purnima marks the end of Chaitra Mahina in North Indian Hindi calendar. It is the last day of Shukla Paksha in Chaitra month as per Telugu, Gujarati, Kannada, and Marathi calendars.
Chitragupta Puja is also celebrated on Chaitra Purnima in some North Indian castes. The next Purnima in Hindu Panchangam is Vaishakh Purnima.
Panchang, Chaitra Purnima – 22 April 2016
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:04 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 18:47
Chandrodayam (Moonrise) 19:02 Chandrastama (Moonset) 06:07
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Purnima – 10:53
Nakshatra Chitra – 07:19
Yoga Vajra – 16:47
Karana Balava – 24:07*
Purnimanta Month Chaitra
Amavasyanta Month Chaitra
Shaka Samvatsara: Durmukhi
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Saumya
Rahu Kalam: 10:50 – 12:25
Gulika Kalam: 07:39 – 09:14
Yama Gandam: 15:36 – 17:11
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Mesha
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Tula
Amrita Kalam 24:24* – 26:12*
Abhijit: 12:00 – 12:50
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 13:37 – 15:25
Durmuhurthams: 12:50 – 13:41