Avani Masam 2017 | Aavani Month in Tamil calendar

Avani masam or Aavani month is 5th month in traditional Tamil calendar followed in Tamil Nadu. In 2017, Avani Masam begins on August 17 and ends on September 16.

It is one of the auspicious months for Tamil people.  Simha Sankramanam or Sun’s transition to Leo zodiac marks the beginning of Avani masam. It is also known as Simha masam in Solar calendar.

Avani Avittam is one of the major festivals in the month Avani. Tamil Brahmins change their sacred thread (Yagnopaveetham or Gayathri) on Avittam nakshatram day in Aavani month. Sundays in Avani month are dedicated to reciting prayers ‘Avani Gnayiru’.

Aavani Masam corresponds with Shravana Month & Bhadrapada Month in Marathi, Telugu, Kannada, and Gujarati Amavasyanth calendars and Bhadrapada month in North Indian Hindi calendars. Aavani coincides with Chinga month in Kerala calendar and Bhadra Month in Bengali calendar.

Festivals & Auspicious Days in Aavani Masam

17 August 2017 – Vishnupathi Punyakalam , Simha Sankranti , Sabarimala Nada Thurappu

18 August 2017 – Aja Ekadashi

20 August 2017 – Masa Shivaratri

21 August 2017 – Sri Somavara Vratam , Amavasai

24 August 2017 – Swarna Gowri Vratha , Varaha Jayanthi

25 August 2017 – Sama Upakarmam , Chaturthi Vratham , Vinayakar Chathurthi

26 August 2017 –  Rishi Panchami

27 August 2017 – Shashti Vratham

29 August 2017 – Mahalakshmi Vratham , Radha Ashtami

2 September 2017 – Parsva Ekadashi

3 September 2017 – Pradosham

4 September 2017 – Thiruvona Vratham , Onam

5 September 2017 – Pournami Viratam , Anant Chaturdashi, Guru Pujotsavam

6 September 2017 – Pitrupaksham , Pournami

9 September 2017 – Sankatahara Chaturthi

10 September 2017 – Bharani Shraddha

11 September 2017 – Karthikai Vratham , Subramania Bharati Samadhi

13 September 2017 – Mahalakshmi Vratam Ends

14 September 2017 – Avidhava Navami

16 September 2017 – Indira Ekadashi

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