Pournami or Purnima is the Full Moon day in Hindu calendar. It is also known with regional names like Punnami, Punnima, Veluthuvavu, Poonam, etc.
Purnima day is known for its spiritual importance and significance. In 2013, there are 12 Purnima days.
Many special pujas are performed in various temples on Poornima day and many important festivals are celebrated on Poornima. Arunachala Girivalam (Giri Pradakshinam at Arunachala Temple, Thiruvannamalai), Pournami Chandi Yagam, Pournami Satyanarayana Vratham are some of the famous rituals observed on Purnima day.
Falguna Purnima, Guru Purnima, Rakhi Purnima, Kojagari Purnima and Kartik Purnima are well known festival among Hindu communities.
The list of Full Moon day dates or Purnima dates in 2013 are given below:
Pournami in January 2013: Saturday, 26 January 2013: Paush Purnima (Shakambari Purnima) – Thai Pournami
Pournami in Feruary 2013: Monday, 25 February 2013: Magha Purnima – Maasi Pournami
Pournami in March 2013: Wednesday, 27 March 2013: Phalguna Purnima (Holi Festival & Lakshmi Jayanti) – Panguni Pournami
Pournami in April 2013: Thursday, 25 April 2013: Chaitra Purnima (Hanuman Jayanti) – Chithirai Pournami
Pournami in May 2013: Friday, 24 May 2013: Vaishakh Purnima (Kurma Jayanti) – Vaikasi Pournami
Pournami in June 2013: Sunday, 23 June 2013: Jyeshta Purnima (Devasnana Purnima, Vat Savitri Vrata) – Aani Pournami
Pournami in July 2013: Monday, 22 July 2013: Ashada Purnima (Guru Purnima / Vyasa Purnima) – Aadi Pournami
Pournami in August 2013: Tuesday, 20 August 2013: Shravan Purnima (Rakshabandhan, Rakhi Purnima, Hayagriva Jayanti, Jandhyala Purnima) – Aavani Pournami
Pournami in September 2013: Thursday, 19 September 2013: Bhadrapada Purnima (Bhadarvi Poonam Ambaji Mela in Gujarat) – Purattasi Pournami
Pournami in October 2013: Friday, 18 October 2013: Ashwin Purnima (Ashwayuja Purnima, Kojagari Purnima, Sharad Purnima Lakshmi Puja) – Aippasi Pournami
Pournami in November 2013: Sunday, 17 November 2013: Kartik Purnima (Dev Diwali) – Karthigai Pournami
Pournami in December 2013: Monday, 16 December 2013: Margashirsha Purnima (Dattatreya Jayanti) – Margazhi Pournami