Dhanurmasam 2015-2016, Dhanurmasam dates in 2015-2016, when Dhanurmasam begins in 2015 in Malayalam calendar..
Dhanurmasam or Dhanumasam is known as Margazhi month as per the Tamil calendar. Dhanurmasam 2015-2016 starts on 17 December 2015 and ends on 14 January 2016.
This month is the most auspicious month the devotees who Vaishnava tradition. Dhanurmasam begins on Dhanur Sankramanam day. On this day Sun enters into Dhanu Rashi (Sagittarius zodiac sign).
In South Indian states … Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala, vaishnavaite sect of people celebrate the month with worshipping Lord Vishnu and Andal (Godadevi or Neela devi). Thiruppavai, a divine text written by Andal, is recited by all devotees. Goda Devi Kalyanam is the major event celebrated during Dhanurmasam in Tirumala Tirupati.
In Srirangam Ranganatha swamy temple, Dhanurmasa utsavam is a major event. In Tamil Nadu, Dhanurmasa Vratam is observed as Pavai Nombu.
In Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka during the whole month of Dhanurmasam, Katyayani Vratam, dedicated to Goddess Katyayani, is observed. Vaikunta Ekadashi and Vaikunta Dwadasi are the major festivals or auspicious days or important events during Dhanurmasam in 2015-2016.
Important Festivals & Auspicious Days in Dhanur Masam 2015-2016
Vaikunta Ekadashi – 21 December 2015 (Mukkodi Ekadashi)
Karthigai Vratham – 22 December 2015
Pradosham – 23 December 2015
Dhanurmasa Pournami – 25 December 2015
Natarajar Abhishekam – 25 December 2015
Arudra Darshan – 26 December 2015
Sankatahara Chaturthi – 28 December 2015
Hanuman Jayanti – 9 January 2016
Dhanurmasa Amavasai – 9 January 2016
Bhogi Pongal – 14 January 2016