Dhanu Month, Dhanu Masam 2013-2014 begins on 16 December 2013 in Malayalam calendar followed in Kerala. Dhanu Month ends on January 13, 2014.
Sabarimala Mandala Puja and Thiruvathira festival are two important festivals of the month. It is the fifth month in traditional Malayalam calendar.
Forty five- day long Sabarimala Mandala Kalam Puja ends on December 26, 2012.
Vaikunta Ekadasi (Swargavathil Ekadasi) is another important festival celebrated in Dhanu month. In 2013, Swargavathil Ekadashi date is January 11.
Next month in Malayalam calendar is Makara Masam (Makaram month). The first day of the month marks the Makaravilakku Makarajyothi festival at Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple.