Today, 25 April 2013 is Purnima, Full Moon day in Hindu calendar. It is Chaitra Purnima, Chithirai Pournami, Baishakh Purnima, Meda Maasa Purnima.
Timings of Purnima 25 April 2013
Purnima begins on 3.59 AM on 25th April, Thursday and ends at 1.21 AM on 26th April, Friday.
This Full Moon day is known as Chaitra Purnima in Amavasyant and Purnimant Panchangams followed in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and all North Indian states. Bengali Panjika considers it as Baishakh Purnima.
Chaitra Purnima is also celebrated as Hanuman Jayanti in Maharashtra and some places of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.
It is also referred to as Chitragupta Purnima and Chitragupta Puja is also observed.
Chithirai Pournami is a famous festival observed at Madurai Meenakshai Temple, Thiruvannamalai Arunachaleshwara Swamy Temple and many other popular temples in Tamil Nadu. Girivalam (Giri Pradakshina) is a famous ritual observed on every Pournami in Thiruvannamalai. And Chithirai Pournami has great significance regarding this ritual.
Chaitra Purnima marks the end of Chaitra Month in Purnimant Hindi calendars followed in North India.
There will be a Partial Lunar Eclipse (Pakshika Chandra Grahan) taking place. Here is the time of Chandra Grahan on 25/26 April 2013 in India. Here, read the astrology predictions for Chandra Grahan 2013 for all Rashis.