Purnima or Poornima or Full Moon in April 2013 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.
This Full Moon is the first Poornima in Vijaya nama samvatsara (Hindu Year 2013-2014).
Chaitra Purnima falls in Panguni Masam in Tamil Calendar and Meena Masam in Malayalam Calendar. Tamil Chithirai Pournami date is also April 25.
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. Purnima time in India – begins at 4.03 AM on 25th April and ends at 1.28 AM on 26th April. 24 April 2013 is observed as Hanuman Jayanti Upvaas.
Chitragupta Puja is also celebrated on Chaitra Purnima in some North Indian castes. The next Purnima in Hindu Panchangam is Vaishakh Purnima.
In 2012, Purnima date was April 6.