Dhanurmasam 2013-2014, Dhanurmasa, Dhanurmasam 2013-2014 dates. Dhanurmasam begins on December 16, 2013, ends on January 13, 2014.
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).
Dhanurmasam 2013-2014 begins on 16 December 2013 and ends on 14 January 2014.
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.
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.