Dhanurmasam 2014-2015

Dhanurmasam 2014-2015, Dhanurmasa, Dhanurmasam 2014-2015 dates.. Dhanurmasam begins on December 16, 2014, ends on January 14, 2015.

Dhanurmasam (Dhanumasam) is an auspicious month for Vaishnava sect of Hindus. They consider it as highly meritorious to worship Lord Vishnu (Ranganatha Swamy, Venugopala Swamy, Venkateshwara Swamy, Goddess Godadevi & Lakshmi).

Dhanur Sankranti marks the beginning of Dhanurmasam. On this day, Surya Bhagavan transits into Dhanu Rashi (Sagittarius zodiac) from Vrischika Rasi (Scorpio zodiac).

Dhanurmasam coincides with Margali Masam in Tamil calendar. It falls during Margashirsha Month and Paush Month as per other calendars followed in India.

Dhanurmasa Vratam

Recital of Thiruppavai and Katyayani Vratham (Sri Vratham) are the rituals observed generally during Dhanurmasam in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.

Margali Nonbu or Paavai Nonbu is the main ritual observed in Tamil Nadu during Margali masam.

Important festivals in Dhanurmasam 2014-2015

Ekadashi – 18 December 2014

Pradosha Vrata – 19 December 2014

Masa Shivaratri – 20 December 2014

Amavasya – 21 December 2014

Hanuman Jayanti in Tamil Nadu – 21 December 2014

Arasamara Pradakshinam – 22 December 2014

Chandra Darshan – 23 December 2014

Shravana Vratha – 24 December 2014

Shashti Viratham – 27 December 2014

Vaikunta Ekadashi – 1 January 2015 (Mukkoti Ekadashi)

Kartikai Vratham – 1 January 2015

Pradosham – 2 January 2015

Natarajar Abhishekam – 4 January 2015

Paurnami Vratam – 4 January 2015

Vata Savitri Vratam – 5 January 2015

Arudra Darshanam – 5 January 2015

Sankatahara Chaturthi – 8 January 2015

Thyagaraja Aradhana – 10 January 2015

Koodaravalli – 11 January 2015

Bhogi Pongal – 14 January 2015

Godadevi Kalyanam – 14 January 2015 (Andal Kalyanam)

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