Chingam 1 in 2015: Chingam Month 1, Malayalam New Year 2015-2016

Chingam 1 in 2015: Chingam Month 1 or Malayalam New Year 2015-2016..

Chingam 1, Chingam month 1, first day of Chingam month is the Malayalam New Year Day. In Malayalam calendar, New Year almanac (Kolla varsham) begins on Chingam 1. Chingam 1 2015 date is August 17. Chingam Month 1 marks the transition of Sun to Chingam rasi or Simha rasi (Leo zodiac) from Karkidakam rasi or Karka rasi (Cancer zodiac).

As per Malayalam calendar, Chingam 1 in 2015-2016 marks the beginning of Kollavarsham 1191 of Malayalam year. Chingam 1 is also known as Simha Sankranti.

Onam or Thiruvonam is the biggest festival celebrated in Chingam month and it is also the biggest of all Kerala festivals. Malayalam calendar is the only calendar which celebrated its New Year in rainy season i.e. in August.

Chingam 1 is celebrated with much gusto in all temples of Kerala and all over world where Malayalis live in large numbers. Many cultural organizations conduct special programs displaying the legends of Malayalam New Year.

Panchangam – 17 August 2015

Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:07 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 18:54
Chandrodayam (Moonrise) 08:08 Chandrastama (Moonset)20:35

Today’s Panchangam
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Tritiya – 27:14*
Nakshatra Purva Phalguni – 07:03
Yoga Shiva – 07:27
Karana Garaja – 27:14*

Today’s Panchang
Purnimanta Month Sraavana
Amavasyanta Month Sraavana
Shaka Samvatsara: Manmadha
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Kilaka
Rahu Kalam: 07:43 – 09:19
Gulika Kalam: 14:06 – 15:42
Yama Gandam: 10:55 – 12:30

Today’s Rashi
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Karka – 12:33:46
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Simha – 13:49:23

Auspicious Time
Amrita Kalam 26:03* – 27:51*
Abhijit: 12:05 – 12:56

Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 15:11 – 17:00
Durmuhurthams: 15:29 – 16:21

Chingam 1 in Previous Years

Chingam 1 2014 date was August 17, marked the beginning of Kollavarsham 1190 of Malayalam calendar.

Chingam 1 2013 date was August 17. As per Malayalam calendar, Chingam 1 in 2013-2014 marks the beginning of Kollavarsham 1189 of Malayalam year.

Chingam 1 2012 date was August 17. As per Malayalam calendar, Chingam 1 in 2012-2013 marks the beginning of Kollavarsham 1188 of Malayalam year.

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10 Comments

  1. Happy New Year

    By Rajendran Kaikolamthuruthil at August 17, 2014 at 5:51 am
  2. month of kerala chingam fornthe date of barani star

    By Dhanya at September 5, 2013 at 3:43 am
  3. king who made chingam 1 as new year

    By Aishani at August 18, 2013 at 12:02 am
  4. when does chingam one starts as per malayalam calender

    By Mrinaal at July 31, 2013 at 7:31 pm
  5. what is kollavarsham and which is malayalam new year

    By Vasuki at April 19, 2013 at 1:46 am
  6. first month of the Malayalam Calendar and new year of kerala

    By Sachinandan at April 15, 2013 at 7:45 pm
  7. The Kerala new year is in April – Vishu. That is Mesha Sankranti observed in several parts of India. Chingam merely marks the beginning of the Kollam era, not the Malayalam calendar that starts in April.

    By Romesh at August 16, 2012 at 8:08 pm
  8. This is a mandatharam…Malayali new year is on Vishu…April14/15…Medam…

    By Nithin at August 17, 2011 at 3:33 pm