Purnima, 7 February 2012

Today, 7 February 2012 is Purnima (Full Moon day in Hinduism). It is Magha Purnima and marks the end of Magh Month in North Indian Hindi calendars. Magh purnima is also celebrated as Thai Pournami in Tamil Nadu and Pournami in Makara Masam as per Malayalam calendar.

Purnima in February 2012 begins at 4.48 AM on 7 February and ends at 3.23 AM on 8 February 2012.

As per Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu & Kannada calendars, Magh Purnima marks the end of Shukla Paksha in Magha Maas.

Magh Purnima is also celebrated as Guru Ravidas Jayanti in North India and Agni Utsav in Orissa.

Magh Purnima marks the conclusion of Magha Snan in North India. The following day marks the beginning of Falgun Month in Hindi calendars.

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