Aadi Masam 2016, Aadi Month dates in Tamil Calendar

Aadi masam or Aadi month is the fourth month in traditional Tamil calendar followed in Tamil Nadu. In 2016, Aadi Masam begins on July 16 and ends on August 16.

Aadi month begins on Karkadaka Sankranti or Karka Sankramana day when Sun transits to Karkataka Rashi or Cancer zodiac from Mithuna Rashi or Gemini zodiac.

Aadi month in 2016 corresponds with Ashada Month and Shravan Month in North India Hindi calendars (Purnimant Panchangam) and other Amavasyant Panchanga systems – Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu and Kannada calendars.

It coincides with Karkidaka Masam in Malayalam calendar and Shraban Month in Bengali Panjika.

Aadi Krithigai or Aadi Karthigai and Aadi Pooram are the major festival celebrated in Tamil month of Aadi in Tamil Nadu. Aadi Perukku, Aadi Amavasai, and Aadi Laksharchana are the auspicious rituals observed in Palani temple during Aadi masam.

Next month in Tamil calendar is Avani month.

Read here about the significance, importance, fears, myths, doubts about Aadi masam.

Tamil Festivals in Aadi Masam 2016

16 July 2016 – Dakshinayana Punyakalam

17 July 2016 – Pradosham

19 July 2016 – Paurnami Vratham, Chaturmasya Vratham begins, Vyasa Puja, Guru Pournami

20 July 2016 – Shravana Vratam

22 July 2016 – Sri Jayendra Saraswati Swamigal Jayanti

23 July 2016 – Sankatahara Chaturthi

26 July 2016 – Vastu Day

28 July 2016 – Karthikai Vratam

30 July 2016 – Ekadashi Vratham

31 July 2016 – Pradosham

1 August 2016 – Masa Shivaratri

2 August 2016 – Amavasyai, Aadi Perukku, Guru Peyarchi, Aadi Amavasyai

4 August 2016 – Chandra Darshanam

5 August 2016 – Aadi Pooram

6 August 2016 – Chaturthi Vratham, Naga Chaturthi

7 August 2016 – Vidushekhara Bharathi Vardhanthi, Naga Panchami, Garuda Panchami

8 August 2016 – Shashti Vratham

12 August 2016 – Varalakshmi Vratham

14 August 2016 – Ekadashi Vratam

16 August 2016 – Pradosham



Aadi Masam in Previous Years

In 2015, Aadi Masam begins on July 17 and ends on August 17.

In 2014, Aadi Masam begins on July 17 and ends on August 16.

Aadi Masam 2013 dates – In 2013, Aadi Masam begins on July 17 and ends on August 16.

Aadi Masam 2012 dates – begins on July 17 and ends on August 17.

Aadi masam in 2011 dates – was from July 17 to 16th August.

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  1. Drs.GopalaKrishna naidu,SH.MBA says:

    not comment,just to say Aadi masam not only celebrate in
    Tamilnadu,but in Indonesia also.

  2. Shubhay says:

    when does aadi month for telugu end for 2013

  3. Saketha says:

    what time is aadi masam over in 2013

  4. Narendra says:

    when aadi month finishes in english calender on 2013

  5. Mayukh says:

    when is the season of aadi getting over

  6. Tithi says:

    auspicious time to do aadi perrukan in 2013

  7. Lomash says:

    when does aadi start and end this year

  8. Shyamari says:

    when the aadi month ends in 2013 english date

  9. Maharanth says:

    aadi 2013 end date according to tamil calendar

  10. Shivendu says:

    auspicious days in aadi masam for buying car

  11. Jagesh says:

    special of month of addi in tamil calender

  12. Mitali says:

    acording to tamil calender when is aadi masam

  13. Bulbul says:

    in the tamil calendar 2013 on what date does the month of Avani start an significance

  14. Maha says:

    what time do aadi masam of 2013 come

  15. Amritambu says:

    when is the month of adi starting according to the english calender

  16. Narayana says:

    aadi month starting date 2013 can i change house

  17. Nandan says:

    can we move into rental in aadi masam

  18. Aarini says:

    from what date to what date is the tamil month of adi

  19. Neelgreev says:

    information about the month aadi in tamil nadu

  20. Lucia says:

    what happen if baby born on adi masam

  21. Saparna says:

    baby born in end of july in tamil calendar

  22. Ritesh says:

    superstitious faiths about baby born in aadi masam

  23. Mohal says:

    calendar for 2012 india tamil and english aadi amavasai

  24. Varaah says:

    when is aadi momth in tamil calendar 2014?

  25. Anika says:

    Hey U, XXX!! Watch out with your words! Are u depending on your rental’s income to paid and give your wife to eat?? come on! use your sense, buds! Don’t simply blame on rituals because of your stupidity!!

  26. XXXX says:

    These people and their superstitions. i’ve recently changed my home and my previous home owner is NOT PAYING UP MY ADVANCE TO THE HOME RENT on the excuse that it is aadi month. how stupid it that?? Because of this on stupid reason, my honeymoon got cancelled!!! my bike loan got screwed!! AND MY WIFE LEFT ME!!! blast you !! you stupid people and your calendars, superstitions and aadi months etc!!!

    • naveen.sanagala says:

      Hi whoever it is, every human has their own beliefs. For others it might seen like a superstition. Hindus have their own beliefs and rituals. We cannot deny one’s beliefs and end up their beliefs saying superstitions.