Here are the dates and time of Purnima in August 2012. Full Moon or Purnima tithis in August 2012 are known as Shravan Purnima, Poornima in Shravan month and Adhik Bhadrapad Purnima. As there are two Purnima tithis in August, first Purnima date is August 2 and another is on August 31.
August 2, 2012: Shravan Purnima
It begins at 10.58 am on 1 August and ends at 8.57 am on 2 August. It is also celebrated as Rakhi Purnima (Raksha bandhan festival) or Narali Purnima (Maha Shravani).
Shravan purnima is observed as Upakarma or Avani Avittam or Yagnopavitha Dhaarana (sacred thread ceremony) by the Brahmins in South India. Hayagriva Jayanti is also celebrated on this day.
Shravan Purnima marks the last day or the ending of Shravan month in North Indian Hindi calendars. Amarnath Yatra is concluded on this day.
August 31, 2012: Adhik Bhadrapada Purnima
Adhik Bhadrapada Purnima marks the end of Adhik Bhadrapada maas in North Indian Hindi Calendars.
It begins 8.11 PM on 30 August and ends at 7.27 PM on 31 August, 2012.